Physical Therapist Assistant: Curriculum

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Physical Therapist Assistant: Curriculum

Your first semester in the physical therapist assistant program is designed to be a rigorous test of your academic abilities. Your performance during the fall semester of the first year will largely determine if you are admitted to the technical phase of the program which begins in the second semester.

Get a description of each of Cal U's physical therapist assistant courses from our Course Catalog.

Below is a recommended list of courses you'll need to take to earn the degree in two years.

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Physical Therapist Assistant: 71 Credits

Semester 115

PTA 100Intro to PTA3
PTA 101Basic PT Procedures1
HSC 110Human A&P I4
PSY 100General Psychology3
COM 101Oral Communication3
UNI 100First Year Seminar1

Semester 217

HSC 120Human A&P II4
PTA 230PT Intervent. Across Lifespan3
HSC 290Therapeutic Modalities4
ENG 101English Composition I3
SOC 100 OR GTY 100Principals of Sociology OR Intro to Gerontology3

Semester 3 SUMMER9

PTA 110Intro to Pathology2
PTA 150PT Clinical Internship I4
HSC 275Functional Kinesiology3

Semester 416

PTA 205Inter. Cardiopulmonary Imp.3
PTA 210Inter. Neurological Imp.4
PTA 225Inter. Orthopedic Imp.4
PTA 240PTA Special Topics3
PTA 260Pharmacology and Imaging2

Semester 514

PTA 200Professional Issues in PT2
PTA 250PT Clinical Internship II12