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Physical Therapist Assistant Curriculum Sequence

Term 1 - Summer (8 weeks)

Course Course Name Credit Hours
BIOL 181 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
PSY 101 Intro to Physiology 3

Term 2 - Fall (16 weeks)

Course Course Name Credit Hours
BIOL 182 Anatomy and Physiology II 3
ENGL 101 Composition I 3
COMM 101 Intro to Oral Communication 3
PSY 209 Human Growth and Development 3
HLTH 225 Clinical Kinesiology 3

Semester 3 - Spring (16 weeks)

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

Term 4 - Summer (6 weeks)

Course Course Name Credit Hours
PTA 140 Clinical Experience I 4

Term 5 - Fall (16 weeks)

Course Course Name Credit Hours
PTA 210 Physical Agents in Rehabilitation II 3
PTA 211 Application of Physical Agents II 1.5
PTA 220 Concepts in Rehabilitation 4
PTA 221 Rehabilitation Techniques 2
PTA 230 PTA Pathophysiology 3

Semester 6 - Spring (16 weeks)

Course Course Name Credit Hours
PTA 240 Clinical Experience II 10
PTA 250 Clinical Seminar 2

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