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Suggested Block for Program Completion

Suggested Block for Program Completion

The following is a suggestion for completing this program in two years. The actual time needed to complete the program will vary according to each student's individual needs.

First Semester 

 

 18 Credits   

 AHS 129   Medical Terminology    3
 BIO 201 Anatomy and Physiology I  4
 PTA 100 Introduction to Physical Therapy  2
 PTA 102  Structural Anatomy  3
 ENG     English Composition/Writing (see footnote 2)   3
 PHY Physics (see footnote 4) 3

Second Semester   

 

17 Credits 

 AHS 230

Pathophysiology 

3

 BIO 202 

Anatomy and Physiology II

4

 PTA 101

Physical Therapist Assistant I 

4

 PTA 115   

Functional Anatomy

3

 COM  

Communication (see footnote 1)  

3

Summer Session 

 

2 Credits   

 PTA 150 

 Clinical Education I (see footnote 7)

2

Third Semester 

  14 Credits  

 PTA 200 

 Rehab Neurology

3

 PTA 202 

 Therapeutic Exercise

4

 PTA 250 

 Clinical Education II (see footnote 7)

4

 ENG

 English Composition/Writing (see footnote 2)  

3

Fourth Semester

 

15 Credits

 PTA 201

 Physical Therapist Assistant II

2

 PTA 203 

 PTA Seminar

3

 PTA 260

 Clinical Education III  (see footnote 7)

4

 

 Behavioral and Social Science

3

 

 General Education Elective (see footnote 5) 

3

Footnotes:

 1. Communication chosen from COM 105 or COM 107.  

2. English Composition/Writing chosen from ENG 101, ENG 102,   ENG 103, ENG 104.  

 3. Mathematics: Students must demonstrate competency at a level of MAT 029 or MAT 029C or MAT 136 or at a higher level prior to   matriculation in the PTA program.  

 4. Physics chosen from PHY 111 or higher level.  

 5. General Education Elective chosen from History, Humanities and Fine Arts, Environmental Studies.  

 6. Fulfilled by successful completion of PTA 100.   

 7. Students must be immunized prior to the start of Clinical Education I, and must maintain currency through all other clinical courses.

Note: Any prior criminal offense could hinder placement in clinical agencies and the ability to take the national licensure examination. See Criminal Offender Record Information Checks.

Note: There are specific sensory, motor and psychosocial skills needed to successfully complete the PTA Program. Any student who feels  he/she will require accommodations with these skills should contact the coordinator of the Services for Students with Disabilities program.