Physical Therapist Assistant - AAS (2106)

Division: Nursing and Health Sciences Division

Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program (2106) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE),

General Education Requirements (20 Credits)
Written & Oral Communication (6)
ENG 101College Composition I3
ENG 102College Composition II3
or ENG 105 Technical Writing
Quantitative/Scientific Knowledge, Skills & Reasoning (8)
BIO 121Anatomy & Physiology I4
BIO 122Anatomy and Physiology II4
Society & Human Behavior (3)
PSY 101General Psychology I3
Historical Perspective (3)
Select any History (HST) Course3
Major Requirements (48 Credits)
BIO 222Kinesiology4
HSC 109Medical Terminology3
PTA 101Fundamentals of PTA5
PTA 102Principles of PTA5
PTA 103PTA Practicum I4
PTA 106Ther.Inter./Child Dev.&Geronto3
PTA 201Principles of PTA II4
PTA 202Principles of PTA III4
PTA 203PTA Practicum II4
PTA 205PTA Practicum III6
PTA 206Prof. Issues Phys.Thera.Assist1
PTA 209Therapeutic Exercise2
PSY 209Abnormal Psychology3
Total Credits68


  1. For an explanation of why General Education courses are included in this Program, please refer to the Section on General Education for an explanation of its Purpose and Requirements. 
  2. This plan assumes the student is eligible to enroll in College Level Courses (designated as 100 +, e.g., ENG 101 College Composition I, HST 101 World Civilization I, MTH 100 Intro. to College Mathematics).  Placement results will determine College Level Readiness in English and Mathematics.