Physical Therapist Assistant: CurriculumPhysical Therapist Assistant: Curriculum

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: 66 Credits

Fall Semester***, Year One – 15 credits
CourseCredits

**COM 101 Oral Communication

3 crs.

**HSC 110 Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4 crs.

**PSY 100 General Psychology

3 crs.

*PTA 100 Introduction to Physical Therapist Assistant

3 crs.

*PTA 101 Basic Physical Therapy Procedures

1 cr.

**UNI 100 First-Year Seminar1 cr.

***This semester is designed to be a rigorous test of the student's academic abilities. The student's performance during the fall semester of the first year will largely determine if the student is admitted to the technical phase of the program.

Spring Semester – Year One - 18 credits
CourseCredits

**ENG 101 English Composition I

3 crs.

**HSC 120 Human Anatomy and Physiology II

4 crs.

*HSC 290 Therapeutic Modalities

4 crs.

*PTA 230 Physical Therapy Across the Lifespan

4 crs.

**SOC 100 Principles of Sociology3 crs.

Summer Semester – Year One - 6 credits
CourseCredits

*PTA 110 Introduction to Pathology

2 crs.

*PTA 150 Physical Therapy Clinical Internship I

4 crs.

Fall Semester – Year Two - 13 credits
CourseCredits

*HSC 275 Functional Kinesiology

3 crs.

*PTA 205 Interventions in Cardiopulmonary Impairments

2 crs.

*PTA 210 Interventions in Neurologic Impairments

4 crs.

*PTA 225 Interventions in Orthopedic Impairments

4 crs.

Spring Semester, Year Two – 14 credits
CourseCredits

*PTA 200 Professional Issues in Physical Therapy

2 crs.

*PTA 250 Physical Therapy Clinical Internship II

12 crs.

* Required major and related courses
** Required and recommended General Education courses