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Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree

PTA Course Check Sheet

 

PREREQUISITES (points towards selection into program)
BIO 2513/2511: Anatomy and Physiology I lecture & lab (4)
BIO 2523/2521: Anatomy and Physiology II lecture & lab (4)
Total hours: 8 

 

TERM 1: FALL SEMESTER
ENG 1113: English Composition I (3) 
PTA 1123: Fundamental Concepts of PT (3)
PTA 1213: Fundamental Skills for PTAs (3)
PTA 2513 Medical Conditional & Pathology (3)
Total hours: 9 core + 3 general education = 12

TERM 2: SPRING SEMESTER
PSY 1513: General Psychology I (3)
PTA 1224: Therapeutic Modalities (4)
PTA 2233: Electrotherapy (3)                                                                                                             PTA 1314 Kinesiology (4)
COM/SPT 1113: Public Speaking (3)
Total hours: 11 core + 6 general education = 17

TERM 3: 1ST SUMMER TERM/YEAR 1
PTA 1324: Therapeutic Exercise and Rehab I (4)
MAT 1313: College Algebra (3)
Total hours: 4 core + 3 general education = 7
TERM 4: FALL SEMESTER
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (3)
PTA 2414: Clinical Education I (4) (first 4.5 weeks of semester)
PTA 2335: Therapeutic Exercise & Rehab II (5)
Total hours: 9 core + 3 general education = 12
TERM 5: SPRING SEMESTER
PTA 2424: Clinical Education II (4) (4.5 weeks)
PTA 2434: Clinical Education III (4) (4.5 weeks
PTA 2444: Clinical Education IV (4) (4.5 weeks)
PTA 2524: Physical Therapy Seminar (4)
Total hours: 16 core

AAS: 64 integrated credit hours + 8 pre-requisite credit hours = 72 total hours
49 core + 23 general education = 72 total hours

**For additional pre-PTA information, see the MDCC Catalog/Student Handbook, MDCC PTA Student Handbook, or call the PTA Program.

For further information, please contact program director Carmen Oguz at coguz@msdelta.edu.  

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