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Physical Therapist Assistant - AAS

Available on Campus Campus

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

Prerequisites

Prerequisite Courses

Year 1

Semester 1
PTHA 1301 The Profession of Physical Therapy 3
BIOL 2301 Anatomy and Physiology I (Lecture) 3
BIOL 2101 Anatomy and Physiology I (Lab) 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
HPRS 2232 Health Care Communications 2
PTHA 2509 Therapeutic Exercise 5
9

Year 2

Semester 1
PTHA 1266 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Physical Therapist Assistant I 2
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
PTHA 2435 Rehabilitation Techniques 4
PTHA 2431 Management of Neurological Disorders 4
13
Semester 2
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development 3
PTHA 1267 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Physical Therapist Assistant II 2
PTHA 2266 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Physical Therapist Assistant III 2
XXXX #3## Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
PTHA 2339 Professional Issues (Capstone) 3
13
Semester 3
Total Credits 66

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.

1. A list of electives appears in the Core Curriculum section of this catalog.