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Physical Therapist Assistant

A QUICK INTRO

If you'd like to help patients recover from surgery or injury, this might be the perfect career path for you! Physical Therapist Assistants work directly with patients in the healing process, helping them set and achieve goals.

 

WHAT YOU STUDY

You'll become very familiar with human anatomy and physiology, the consequences of disease or injury, and physical therapy treatment of a variety of patient conditions affecting humans throughout the life span.

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Jobs abound in general hospitals, rehabilitation centers, extended care facilities, specialty hospitals, home health agencies, private clinics, and public school systems.

 

WHAT YOU CAN EARN

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COURSE INFORMATION

Click on title for course description. For your convenience, the following listing includes only credit hours for each course. For a comprehensive listing of classroom, lab and clinical hours for each course, click on this PDF.

 

FALL SEMESTER 1

Prefix No. Title Credit
BIO 168 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
PHY 125 Health Science Physics 4
PTA 110 Intro to Physical Therapy 3
PTA 130 Physical Therapy Proc. I 3
PTA 170 Pathophysiology 3
    Totals 17

 

SPRING SEMESTER 1

BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
ENG 111  Writing & Inquiry 3
PTA 120 Functional Anatomy 3
PTA 140 Therapeutic Exercise 4
PTA 150 Physical Therapy Proc. II 3
    Totals 17

 

SUMMER SEMESTER 

PSY 150 General Psychology 3
PTA 160 Physical Therapy Procedure III 3
PTA 180 PTA Clinical Education Introduction 3
PTA 212 Health Care/Resources 2
    Totals 11

 

FALL SEMESTER 2

ENG 114 Professional Research and Reporting 3
HUM 115 Critical Thinking 3
PTA 222 Professional Interactions 2
PTA 240 Physical Therapy Procedure IV 5
PTA 252 Geriatrics for the PTA 2
PTA 254 Pediatrics for the PTA 1
    Totals 16

 

SPRING SEMESTER 2

PTA 260 Advanced PTA Clinical Education 10
PTA 270 PTA Topics 1
PTA 280 PTA Issues I 1
    Totals 12
Susan Kimel
Physical Therapist Assistant Clinical Coordinator/Instructor
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Physical Therapist Assistant Program Coordinator

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