PTA Curriculum

Affiliations

While we have numerous affiliation sites within a 50 mile radius of our campus, we encourage our students to travel to other cities/states to experience the diversity of the physical therapy practice throughout the United States. If a location is chosen in which we do not already have a clinical site, every effort is made to acquire a site of the student's choice. Ultimately, the academic needs of the student are our priority for clinical placement.

All expenses, including transportation and housing are the student's responsibility. However, many of our students choose clinical sites near friends or relatives to help offset some of their expenses.

Two-Year Curriculum

First Year

Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term
Algebra (MATH 0031 or MATH 0110) Anatomy & Physiology 2 PTA Principles and Procedures 2
Anatomy & Physiology 1 Anatomy & Physiology 2 Lab Clinical Education 1
Anatomy & Physiology 1 Lab Applied Kinesiology   
Intro to Science for Health Professionals Applied Kinesiology Lab  
Seminar in Composition  (ENG 0101) Public Speaking or Interpersonal Communications  
Software for Personal Computing Intro to PTA  
Freshman Seminar PTA Principles and Procedures 1  

Second Year

Fall Term Spring Term
Clinical Pathology Clinical Education 2
Intro to Psychology Clinical Education 3
PTA Principles and Procedures 3  
PTA Principles and Procedures 4  
Professional Issues Seminar  

Curriculum Subject to Change

Part-Time Status

Students may choose to pursue the PTA Program as a part-time student. Students may take as little as one course per semester of the Required General Foundation and Behavioral Education Courses. However, the Technical and Clinical Education courses must be taken in consecutive sequence without interruption.

General Foundation Education Courses General Behavioral Education Courses
Anatomy and Physiology 1 with Lab Seminar in Composition  (ENG 0101)
Anatomy and Physiology 2 with Lab

Public Speaking or Interpersonal Communications

Algebra (MATH 0031 or MATH 0110) Intro to Psychology
Intro to Science for Health Professions Software for Personal Computing
Clinical Pathology  

 

Technical Education Courses Clinical Education Courses
Intro to PTA Clinical Education 1
PTA Principles and Procedures 1 Clinical Education 2
PTA Principles and Procedures 2 Clinical Education 3
PTA Principles and Procedures 3  
PTA Principles and Procedures 4  
Professional Issues Seminar  
Applied Kinesiology  
Applied Kinesiology Lab  

Curriculum Subject to Change