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Physical Therapist Assistant Curriculum Sequence

Pre Admission Requirements

Course Course Name Credit Hours Prerequisites
ENGL 101 Critical Reading & Writing 3 ENGL 99 (completed with concurrent enrollment in ENGL 101 ) with a grade of "C" or better OR satisfactory score on placement assessment
BIOL 181 Anatomy & Physiology I 4 One year of high school biology or college level biology course within the last five years, BIOL 099 with a grade of "C" or higher, or assessment; and completion of Math through Intermediate Algebra Level I, or assessment
BIOL 182 Anatomy & Physiology II 4 BIOL 181 with a grade of "C" or higher; and completion of Math through Intermediate Algebra Level I with a grade of "C" or higher, or assessment
COMM 101 Intro to Oral Communication 3
HLTH 225 Clinical Kinesiology 3 BIOL 181 with a grade of C or higher or concurrent enrollment
PSY 101 Intro to Psychology 3 College Level English and Reading Placement
PSY 209 Human Growth & Development 3 PSY 101

1st Year Spring Semester

Course Course Name Credit Hours Prerequisites
PTA 100 Introduction to Physical Therapy 1 Admission to the PTA Program
PTA 101 Principles of Patient Care 2 Admission to the PTA Program
PTA 102 Patient Care Skills & Assessment 2 Admission to the PTA Program
PTA 110 Physical Agents in Rehabilitation I 2 Admission to the PTA Program
PTA 111 Application of Physical Agents I 1.5 Admission to the PTA Program
PTA 120 Foundations of Therapeutic Exercise 3 Admission to the PTA Program
PTA 121 Therapeutic Exercise for Orthopedic Conditions 2 Admission to the PTA Program

1st Year Summer Semester

Course Course Name Credit Hours Prerequisites
PTA 140 Clinical Experience I 4 Completion of all preview PTA courses with a "C" or better

1st Year Fall Semester

Course Course Name Credit Hours Prerequisites
PTA 210 Physical Agents in Rehabilitation II 3 Completion of all preview PTA courses with a "C" or better
PTA 211 Application of Physical Agents II 1.5 Completion of all preview PTA courses with a "C" or better
PTA 220 Concepts in Rehabilitation 4 Completion of all preview PTA courses with a "C" or better
PTA 221 Rehabilitation Techniques 2 Completion of all preview PTA courses with a "C" or better
PTA 230 PTA Pathophysiology 3 Completion of all preview PTA courses with a "C" or better

2nd Year Spring Spring Semester

Course Course Name Credit Hours Prerequisites
PTA 240 Clinical Experience II 10 Completion of all preview PTA courses with a "C" or better
PTA 250 Clinical Seminar 2 Completion of all preview PTA courses with a "C" or better

Information is subject to change. Please check with an academic advisor for current course offerings and program requirements. Current students with continual enrollment may graduate under the current program requirements or any program requirements in effect since first enrollment.

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Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Heartland Community College