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Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Physical Therapist Assistant Program Details

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Program Description

To prepare students to become integral members of the physical therapy healthcare team under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist. The framework of this curriculum includes information in anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, diseases and conditions, medical terminology, physical therapy interventions and data collection skills, treatment plans, administrative procedures, and ethics and laws governing the practice of physical therapy.

Program Requirements

How Long is the Program?

Program Length: Approximately 18 months*  
 
Curriculum:  What Classes Do I Need to Take to Become a Physical Therapist Assistant?

Here are just a few classes you will take during the Physical Therapist Assistant program:
  • Physical Therapist Assistant Techniques
  • Rehabilitation
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Administrative Procedures

Where Can I Take a Physical Therapist Assistant Training Class Near Me?

Arizona

Colorado

Nevada

New Mexico

Texas

Washington



Program Outline
Course# Course Theory Lab Extern Credits
CMT 100 Medical Terminology 15 - - 1.0
BIO 100 Anatomy & Physiology I 45 30 - 4.0
PTA 110 Introduction to Physical Therapy 30 15 - 2.5
MTH 100 Math & Physics Applications 45 - - 3.0
CCM 135 Communications for the Health Professions 45 - - 3.0
CLE 120 Law & Ethics 15 - - 1.0
Semester I Total 195 45 - 14.5
 
Course# Course Theory Lab Extern Credits
PTA 103 PTA Techniques 30 45 - 3.5
BIO 109 Anatomy & Physiology II 45 15 - 3.5
PTA 104 Fundamentals of Disease 45 - - 3.0
PTA 105 Growth & Development 45 - - 3.0
PTA 120 Introduction to Kinesiology 15 - - 1.0
Semester II Total 180 60 - 14.0
 
Course# Course Theory Lab Extern Credits
PTA 200 Kinesiology 30 45 - 3.5
PTA 201 Rehabilitation I 30 30 - 3.0
PTA 205 Therapeutic Exercise I 45 30 - 4.0
PTA 210 Clinical Practicum I - - 80 1.5
Semester III Total 105 105 80 12.0
 
Course# Course Theory Lab Extern Credits
PTA 207 Therapeutic Exercise II 30 30 - 3.0
PTA 202 Rehabilitation II 38 30 - 3.5
PTA 211 Clinical Practicum II - - 280 6.0
Semester IV Total 68 60 280 12.5
 
Course# Course Theory Lab Extern Credits
PTA 204 Administrative Procedures 30 - - 2.0
PTA 208 Special Topics 45 21 - 3.5
PTA 209 PTA Seminar 32 - - 2.0
PTA 212 Clinical Practicum III - - 280 6.0
Semester V Total 107 21 280 13.5
Program Totals* 655 291 640 66.5

*Program length is 75 weeks. The total number of program hours is 1,586 at all campuses except Las Vegas. The Las Vegas campus program hours total 1,631. The Las Vegas program includes one additional 3 credit class presented online or on-ground (HST 205 Nevada History and US Constitution). Graduates of the Houston program will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree, while all other graduates will receive an Associate of Occupational Science degree. Graduates are eligible to apply to sit for the National Physical Therapy Examination (for physical therapist assistants).



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