Physical Therapist Assistant - AAS

The program is designed to prepare skilled technical health workers to perform various treatment procedures delegated by the physical therapist. The treatment procedures include modalities (i.e., ultrasound, whirlpool, and massage), rehabilitation techniques, and therapeutic exercises. Graduates are employed in acute care hospitals, rehabilitation centers, outpatient clinics, school systems, and home health agencies

YEAR 1

Semester 1
PTHA 1301 The Profession of Physical Therapy 3
BIOL 2301 Anatomy and Physiology I BIOL 1406 is strongly recommended prior to BIOL 2301 and 2101 3
BIOL 2101 Anatomy and Physiology I BIOL 1406 is strongly recommended prior to BIOL 2301 and 2101 1
PTHA 1305 Basic Patient Care Skills 3
PTHA 1413 Functional Anatomy 4
PTHA 1229 Applied Physical Principles 2
16
Semester 2
HPRS 2232 Health Care Communications 2
PTHA 1321 Pathophysiology 3
PTHA 1431 Physical Agents 4
PTHA 2301 Essentials of Data Collection 3
BIOL 2302 Anatomy and Physiology II (Lecture) 3
BIOL 2102 Anatomy and Physiology II (Lab) 1
16
Semester 3

YEAR 2

Semester 1
PTHA 1266 Practicum I Physical Therapist Assistant 2
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
PTHA 2435 Rehabilitation Techniques 4
PTHA 2431 Management of Neurological Disorders 4
13
Semester 2
PTHA 2314 Human Growth and Developmet: Lifespan 3
PTHA 1267 Practicum II Physical Therapist Assistant 2
PTHA 2266 Practicum III Physical Therapist Assistant 2
PTHA 2250 Current Concepts in Physical Therapy 2
Elective Elective Humanities/Fine Arts General Ed. Elective 3
PTHA 2239 Professional Issues - Capstone Class 2
14
Semester 3
PTHA 2205 Neurology 2
PTHA 2509 Therapeutic Exercise 5
7

YEAR 3

Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 3
Capstone Statement

A capstone course is a course designed to provide opportunities for students to integrate knowledge from their core and concentration courses, to gain insight into the meanings of professionalism and professional practice, and to reflect on the norms of a discipline or profession.