Physical Therapist Assistant - AAS

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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 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 1266 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Physical Therapist Assistant I 2
13
Semester 2
PTHA 1267 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Physical Therapist Assistant II 2
PTHA 2266 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Physical Therapist Assistant III 2
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development 3
Elective Elective Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
PTHA 2339 Professional Issues (# Capstone Course) 3
13
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.

General Education Electives for Workforce Programs

Humanities/Fine Arts

Note: English Composition, Creative Writing, Studio Arts and Speech courses do not satisfy this requirement. Beginning Foreign Language courses taken in 2017-2018 will count toward core requirements.

ARAB 1411*ARAB 1412*
ARTS 1301ARTS 1303ARTS 1304
CHIN 1411*CHIN 1412*
COMM 2366*
DANC 2303
DRAM 1310DRAM 1351, DRAM 2366*
ENGL 2322ENGL 2323ENGL 2327ENGL 2328ENGL 2332ENGL 2333ENGL 2342ENGL 2343ENGL 2351
FREN 1411*FREN 1412*
GERM 1411*GERM 1412*
HIST 1301HIST 1302HIST 2301HIST 2311HIST 2312HIST 2321*HIST 2322*, HIST 2327HIST 2328*HIST 2381
HUMA 1301HUMA 1305HUMA 1311*HUMA 2319HUMA 2323
JAPN 1411*JAPN 1412*
KORE 1411*KORE 1412*
MUSI 1306MUSI 1310
PHIL 1301PHIL 1304PHIL 2306PHIL 2307PHIL 2316
SPAN 1411SPAN 1412

 

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