PTA courses

The Associate of applied science in physical therapist assistant (PTA) curriculum requires the completion of 76 credit hours of course work. Physical Therapist Assistant Student Handbook.

Following is the proposed coursework (subject to change):

Fall Year 1
HS 104 Anatomy and Physiology I – 4 credits
PTA 112 Health Behavior Science – 2 credits
PTA 113 Clinical Practice I – 3 credits
PTA 133 Professional Development I – 3 credits
ENG 103 English Composition – 3 credits
MA 113 College Algebra – 3 credits

Spring Year 1
HS 114 Anatomy and Physiology II – 4 credits
PTA 123 Clinical Practice II – 3 credits
PTA 143 Professional Development II – 3 credits

PTA 153 Kinesiology – 3 credits
PH 154 College Physics and Lab – 4 credits

Summer Year 1
PTA 203 Clinical Practice III – 3 credits
PTA 213 Special Topics – 3 credits
PTA 233 Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation I – 3 credits
PTA 243 Neuromuscular Rehabilitation I – 3 credits
ENG 133 Technical Communication – 3 credits

Fall Year 2
PTA 202 Practical Research Methods – 2 credits
PTA 223 Lifespan – 3 credits
PTA 253 Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation II – 3 credits
PTA 263 Neuromuscular Rehabilitation II – 3 credits
PTA 273 Clinical Experience I – 3 credits

Spring Year 2
PTA 276 Clinical Experience II – 6 credits
PTA 286 Clinical Experience III – 6 credits