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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


March 1
Incomplete (I) grades from fall 2014 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

March 13
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

March 16 -22
Spring Break.

March 23
Classes resume after Spring Break

March 25
Spring 2015 semester classes begin.

March 29
Last day to withdraw with a "W" from 16-week courses; Students will receive a grade in all courses in which they are enrolled after March 29.

April 8
Registration opens for fall 2015 semester.

May 14, 15
Evaluation Days.

May 15
Last day of student attendance.

May 18
First summer 2015 interim classes begin.

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