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Physical Therapist Assistant Curriculum

Course # Course Name Hours
Prerequisities (13 hours total)
BIOL 2401 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth and Development 3
ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
HUMA X3XX Humanities / Visual and Performing Arts 3
Course # Course Name Hours
Summer 2 (4 hours total)
BIOL 2402 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
Course # Course Name Hours
FIRST YEAR - First Semester - Fall (14 hours total)
PTHA 1301 The Profession of Physical Therapy 3
PTHA 1405 Basic Patient Care Skills 4
PTHA 1413 Functional Anatomy 4
PTHA 2301 Essentials of Data Collection 3
Course # Course Name Hours
Second Semester - Spring (15 hours total)
PTHA 1531 Physical Agents 5
PTHA 1321 Pathophysiology for the PTA 3
PTHA 2509 Therapeutic Exercise 5
PTHA 1225 Communication in Health Care 2

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Course # Course Name Hours
Third Semester - Summer I (6 weeks)
PTHA 1226 Practicum I (6 weeks) Ortho or Acute 2
Course # Course Name Hours
Fourth Semester - Summer 2 (6 weeks)
PTHA 2266 Practicum II (6 weeks) Ortho or Acute 2
Course # Course Name Hours
SECOND YEAR - First Semester - Fall (12 hours total)
PTHA 2205 Neurology 2
PTHA 2531 Management of Neurological Disorders 5
PTHA 2535 Rehabilitation Techniques 5
Course # Course Name Hours
Second Semester - Spring (4 hours total)
PTHA 2239 Professional Issues PT 2
PTHA 2267 Practicum III - PTA (6 weeks) Neuro 2

 

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