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Physical Therapist Assistant

Associate in Applied Science Degree
69 Semester Credit Hours; Curriculum: 0360

General Education Requirements:

Credit Hours

Area A — 

Communications

 

 

EGL 101

3

 

One course from EGL 102, EGL 111, EGL 212, SPE 103
(EGL 111 or SPE 103 Recommended)

3

Area B — 

Mathematics

0

 

(No course needed)

 

Area C — 

Science

8

 

BIO 231 and 232

 

Area D — 

Social and Behavioral Sciences

3

 

(PSY 101 required)

 

Area E — 

Humanities/Fine Arts

3

 

One course from a humanities or fine arts discipline

 

Area F — 

Contemporary Global Studies*

0-3

 

One course that satisfies Contemporary Global Studies requirement

 

Total General Education Requirements:

20

   

Major Requirements:

Credit Hours

HIT 104 Medical Terminology

3

PTA 100 Orientation to Physical Therapist Assistant

2

PTA 103 Communication and Interpersonal Skills for PTA

2

PTA 105 Basic Health Skills for the PTA

5

PTA 107 Physical Agents I

3

PTA 110 Therapeutic Exercise I

4

PTA 161 Clinical Practicum I

1

PTA 162 Clinical Practicum II

2

PTA 207 Physical Agents II

3

PTA 210 Therapeutic Exercise II

4

PTA 211 Neurology for the PTA

2

PTA 214 Basic Professional Reading Skills

1

PTA 218 Clinical Applications in PTA

2

PTA 220 Topics in Pathology for the PTA

3

PTA 230 Advanced Procedures for the PTA

3

PTA 241 Workplace Issues in Physical Therapy

1

PTA 242 Career Strategies for the PTA

1

PTA 261 Clinical Practicum III

1

PTA 262 Clinical Practicum IV

3


PTA or other elective courses to total a minimum of three semester credit hours; contact Advising and Counseling for a list of acceptable courses


0-3


Total Major Requirements:


49


Total Semester Credit Hours for Associate in Applied Science Degree:

69

 



*Students may take a Contemporary Global Studies course that satisfies both Area F and another Area requirement.

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IMPORTANT DATES


April 6
Registration opens for fall 2016 semester.

May 12, 13
Evaluation Days.

May 13
Last day of student attendance.

May 16
First summer 2016 interim classes begin.

May 16
Grading Day
Faculty on campus and available to students at designated times.

May 17
Faculty grading due.

May 17
Commencement.

May 30
Memorial Day holiday, College closed.

June 6
Summer 2016 eight-week session classes begin.

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