Pre-Physical Therapist Assistant
For a complete listing of requirements for graduation, see Academics: Degree/Graduation Requirements.
To be accepted into the PTA Program, a student must have completed the prerequisite coursework listed below AND must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8:
Prerequisite Coursework (Must have an average of "C" or higher in each class)
Human Anatomy & Physiology I and Lab*
4 credit hours
Human Anatomy & Physiology II and Lab*
College Algebra or Higher
3 credit hours
1-3 credit hours
*Must have been taken within 5 years of application date.
Course of Study for A.A.S. Major in Physical Therapist Assistant
Program Coordinator: Dr. Ashley Prentice
For a complete listing of requirements for graduation, see
Academics: Graduation Requirements.
I. Liberal Arts Core Requirements
(Listed in this catalog under Academics: "General Education Display")
Limit II. Quantitative Reasoning to MAT 101 College Algebra
Limit III. Biology to BIO 211 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Limit IV. Behavioral Science to PSY 210 General Psychology
BIB121 Life of Christ
BIB122 Acts of Apostles
Additional Bible Class
B. Basic Skills
ENG101 English Composition I
ENG102 English Composition II
COM140 Speech Communication
MAT101 College Algebra
C. Broadened Perspectives
PSY210 General Psychology
BIO211 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
Any HIS Course
II. Professional Support Courses 6 hours
BIO212 Human Anatomy & Physiology II & Lab
BIO115 Medical Terminology
III. PTA Technical Coursework 48 hours
Must be accepted into the PTA Program* to enroll in the following:
PTA101 Introduction to Physical Therapy Concepts
PTA102 Pathophysiology for the PTA
PTA103 PTA Procedures
PTA104 Clinical Kinesiology
PTA105 Therapeutic Exercises
PTA201 Musculoskeletal Conditions for the PTA
PTA202 Neuromuscular Conditions for the PTA
PTA203 Physical Agents and Modalities
PTA204 Ethics in PT Practice
PTA205 Special Populations for the PTA
PTA206 Integrated Clinical Education
PTA207 Terminal Clinical Education I
PTA208 Terminal Clinical Education II
PTA209 PTA Seminar
Total Hours 82 credit hours
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