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 & 2101 3
BIOL 2101 Anatomy and Physiology I (Lab) (Note: BIOL 1406 is strongly recommended prior to BIOL 2301 & 2101.) 1
PTHA 1405 Basic Patient Care Skills 4
PTHA 1413 Functional Anatomy 4
HPRS 1206 Essentials of Medical Terminology 2
17
Semester 2
PTHA 1321 Pathophysiology for the PTA 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
14
Semester 3
PTHA 2205 Neurology 2
PTHA 2509 Therapeutic Exercise 5
HPRS 2232 Health Care Communications 2
9

YEAR 2

Semester 1
PSYc 2301 General Psychology 3
PTHA 2435 Rehabilitation Techniques 4
PTHA 2431 Management of Neurological Disorders 4
PTHA 1266 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Physical Therapist Assistant 2
13
Semester 2
PTHA 1267 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Physical Therapist Assistant 2
PTHA 2266 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Physical Therapist Assistant 2
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development 3
Elective Elective Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
PTHA 2339 Professional Issues (# Capstone Course) 3
13
Semester 3

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.