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    Apr 18, 2024  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physical Therapist Assistant, A.A.S.

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This program prepares students for a career in the physical therapy field as a physical therapist assistant.  The program combines courses in general education and physical therapist assistant technical courses with off campus clinical education learning experiences.  PTA technical courses must be completed in sequence. Students will master selected skills in data collection and interventions commonly used in different physical therapy settings.  Graduates of the Associate of Applied Science degree program may apply to take the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) for licensure as a physical therapist assistant.

Please note that the Physical Therapist Assistant program has special admissions requirements.  Learn more by reviewing the Physical Therapist Program Admissions Information and Application Procedures handbook. 

Prior to admission into the PTA Program, students must complete all admissions requirements including completing BIOL 221 Human Anatomy and Physiology I and ENG 101 Composition I with a grade of C or better.

I. General Education Core (16)

Area A: Communication (6 credits)

Area B: Humanities and Fine Arts (3 credits)

Select one course from Area B .

Area C: Mathematics (demonstrated competence required)

Successful completion of MATH 090  or MATH 091  with a C or better or a placement into MATH 095  or higher.

Area D: Physical and Life Sciences (4 credits)

Area E: Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 credits)

Required A.A.S. Degree Program Total: 74 credits

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