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Physical Therapist Assistant Curriculum

Course # Course Name Hours
Prerequisities (8 hours total)
BIOL 2401 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIOL 2402 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
Course # Course Name Hours
First Semester (16 hours total)
ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
HPRS 1206 Essentials of Medical Terminology 2
PTHA 1301 The Profession of Physical Therapy 3
PTHA 1405 Basic Patient Care Skills 4
PTHA 1413 Functional Anatomy 4
Course # Course Name Hours
Second Semester (16 hours total)
PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology 3
MATH X3XX College Level Math 3
HUMA X3XX Humanities / Visual & Performing Arts 3
PTHA 1225 Communication in Health Care 2
PTHA 1321 Pathophysiology for the PTA 3
PTHA 2201 Essentials of Data Collection 2

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Course # Course Name Hours
Third Semester (4 hours total)
PTHA 1461 Clinical I – PTA (6 weeks) 4
Course # Course Name Hours
Fourth Semester (16 hours total)
SPCH X3XX Speech Elective 3
PTHA 1431 Physical Agents 4
PTHA 2509 Therapeutic Exercise 5
PTHA 2435 Rehabilitation Techniques 4
Course # Course Name Hours
Fifth Semester (12 hours total)
PTHA 2431 Management of Neurological Disorders
(4 weeks)
4
PTHA 2462 Clinical II – PTA (6 weeks) 4
PTHA 2463 Clinical III – PTA (6 weeks) 4

NOTE:

Applicants may take, in fact are encouraged to take, general education
courses prior to applying to the program.

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