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        Recommended Academic Plan for Physical Therapist Assistant Program  

(With links to the University Bulletin Course Descriptions) 

               

Semester 1

Credits

Semester 2

Credits

PT 100 PTA Introduction

PT 101S Computer Skills Elective

3

1

PT 384 Applied Kinesiology

4

BIOL 129 (GN) Mammalian Anatomy

4

BIOL 141 (GN) Physiology

3

ENGL 015 (or 030) (GWS) Rhetoric and Composition (Honors Comp)

3

BIOL 142 (GN) Physiology Lab

1

PSYCH 100 (GS) General Psychology

3

Arts (GA) or Humanities (GH)*

3

Arts (GA) or Humanities (GH)*

3

Quantification (GQ)* - Choose one of the following: Math 17, Finite Math Math 21, College Algebra Statistics 100, Statistical Concepts and Reasoning Statistics 200, Elementary Statistics Philosophy 12, Symbolic Logic

3

Total credits

17

Total credits

14

Semester 3

Credits

Semester 4

Credits

PT 150 Physical Therapy Procedures I

2

PT 250 Physical Therapy Procedures II

4

PT 160 Therapeutic Exercise I

3

PT 260 Therapeutic Exercise II

3

PT 281 Rehabilitation

2

PT 282W  Rehabilitation

3

PT 270A (IL) Pathophysiology

4

PT 201-205 PT Electives

2

PT 290 Professional Issues in Clinical Practice

1

PT 395E (GWS) Clinical Practicum (The last three weeks of the semester.)

3

General Elective - Select ONE of the following: Eng 202C, Technical Writing (requires 4th semester standing) or Psychology 212, Introduction to Develop. Psychology

3

Kinesiology 013 First Aid, Personal Safety, and CPR

1

Total credits

16

Total credits

15

Semester 5 

Credits

PT 395 F and G Clinical Practicum (Two, six-week clinicals)

8

Total credits

69

  •  Bold type indicates courses requiring a quality grade of C or better.
  • Italic type indicates courses that satisfy both major and General Education requirements.
  • Italic bold type indicates courses requiring a quality grade of C or better and that satisfies both major and General Education requirements.
  • GWS, GQ, GN, GA, and GH are codes used to identify General Education requirements.
  • US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy University, United States/International Cultures requirements.
  • W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

Program notes: *As long as the Arts (GA), the Humanities (GH) and General Quantification (GQ) are taken in the first two semesters, the particular order in which these courses are taken is not relevant. With the exception of the general education courses, the course series listed above represents the most efficient means of completing the PTA curriculum due to the prerequisites for each of the PTA courses.

 

Academic advising notes: A student’s career/graduate school plans should be considered in developing an individual academic plan. Be sure to consult an adviser in this department when scheduling courses.