A QUICK INTRO
If you'd like to help patients recover from surgery or injury, this might be the perfect career path for you! Physical Therapist Assistants work directly with patients in the healing process, helping them set and achieve goals.
WHAT YOU STUDY
You'll become very familiar with human anatomy and physiology, the consequences of disease or injury, and physical therapy treatment of a variety of patient conditions affecting humans throughout the life span.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Jobs abound in general hospitals, rehabilitation centers, extended care facilities, specialty hospitals, home health agencies, private clinics, and public school systems.
WHAT YOU CAN EARN
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A CLOSER LOOK
Check out this video to learn about the program and the perks of working in this field.
Click on title for course description. For your convenience, the following listing includes only credit hours for each course. For a comprehensive listing of classroom, lab and clinical hours for each course, click on this PDF.
FALL SEMESTER 1
|BIO||168||Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|PTA||110||Intro to Physical Therapy||3|
|PTA||130||Physical Therapy Proc. I||3|
|Choose one of the following:|
|PHY||110||Conceptual Physics (with the following lab)||3|
|PHY||110A||Conceptual Physics Lab OR||1|
|PHY||125||Health Science Physics||4|
SPRING SEMESTER 1
|BIO||169||Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|ENG||111||Writing & Inquiry||3|
|PTA||150||Physical Therapy Proc. II||3|
|PTA||160||Physical Therapy Procedure III||3|
|PTA||180||PTA Clinical Education Introduction||3|
FALL SEMESTER 2
|ENG||114||Professional Research and Reporting||3|
|PTA||240||Physical Therapy Procedure IV||5|
|PTA||252||Geriatrics for the PTA||2|
|PTA||254||Pediatrics for the PTA||1|
SPRING SEMESTER 2
|PTA||260||Advanced PTA Clinical Education||10|
|PTA||280||PTA Issues I||1|