Physical Therapist Assistant AAS

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FIRST SEMESTER

Course Notes Credits mc
BIOL 2010
Human Anatomy & Physiology I
 Recommend to take on campus  4 Milestone Course
ENGL 1010
English Comp I
   3
PICK ONE:
Mathematics
   3
PSYC 1030
Intro to Psychology
   3
Semester Credits    13  

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Notes Credits mc
BIOL 2020
Human Anatomy & Physiology II
Recommend to take on campus 4 Milestone Course
PHYS 1210
Physics for Health Sciences
May substitute
PHYS 2010 General Physics
4 Milestone Course
PICK ONE:
Humanities/Fine Arts
  3
ALHS 1020
Medical Terminology
 See General Advising Notes 3 Milestone Course
Make sure to apply to the program  See next box for instructions 3
Semester Credits    14  

 

  SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING MATERIALS TO THE ADMISSIONS OFFICE BY APRIL 1
1. The Special Application for Admission to Allied Health Sciences.
2. Admission essay describing reasons for desiring admission into the PTA program and any     related experience.
3. Official transcripts of all college work attempted and/or completed at colleges and       universities other than Southwest (mailed from releasing institution). Final transcripts of   courses in progress during spring semester must be submitted to the Southwest   Admission  Office prior to the May meeting of the PTA Admissions Committee.
4. Clinical Experience Verification forms documenting work or volunteer experience in two   physical therapy clinics for at least eight hours at each clinic (16 hours total). Forms are   available in the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) faculty office.


THIRD SEMESTER

Course Notes Credits mc
PTAT 2310
Kinesiology for the PTA
 Offered Summer 2   Only 3 Milestone Course
 PTAT 2110
Patient Care Skills for the PTA
 Offered Summer 2   Only 1 Milestone Course
 PTAT 2300 Biophysical Agents for the PTA  Offered Summer 2   Only 3 Milestone Course
Semester Credits    7  

FOURTH SEMESTER

Course Notes Credits mc
PTAT 2230 
Biophysical Agents for the PTA II
  2 Milestone Course
PTAT 2270
 Professional Development for the PTA
  2 Milestone Course
PTAT 2530
Medical Surgical Conditions and Treatment for the PTA
  5 Milestone Course
PTAT 2390
Integrated Clinical Education
  3 Milestone Course
PTAT 2510
Musculoskeletal Conditions and Treatement for the PTA
   5 Milestone Course
Semester Credits    17  

FIFTH SEMESTER

Course Notes Credits mc
PTAT 2320
Special Topics for the PTA

  3 Milestone Course
PTAT 2520
Neuromuscular Conditions and Treatment for the PTA
   5 Milestone Course
PTAT 2280
Seminar for the PTA
   2 Milestone Course
PTAT 2590
Terminal Clinical Education I
   2 Milestone Course
Semester Credits    12  

SIXTH SEMESTER

Course Notes Credits mc
PTAT 2494 
Terminal Clinical Edu II
 Summer only  4 Milestone Course
Semester Credits    4  

 

To stay on track, these courses must be taken in order.

  

  

 

General Advising Notes

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To stay on track, these courses must be taken in order.

  

  

 

General Advising Notes

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Consult the academic map index for a list of previous maps. 

2020-2022

This program is designed to transfer.

General Advising Notes

Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II must be taken within 5 years from when the student applies to the program.

Must notify PTA program 6 months prior to application deadline if ALHS 1020 Medical Terminology was taken at another college or university.

Milestone Courses

Based on prior students’ experience, students who do well in these courses are more likely to graduate on time in this program.

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