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Health & Fitness Promotion - Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Track

The physical therapy assistant track is recommended for students who have already obtained a two-year PTA degree and wish to complement their physical therapist assistant training with further knowledge in exercise and fitness, or who wish to pursue a Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree after obtaining their bachelor’s in Health and Fitness Promotion.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (Curriculum 2254)

Semester I Credits

PHTA 100 Intro to Physical Therapy 3
BIOL 217 Anatomy & Physiology (GER 2) 4
ENGL 101 Composition and the Spoken Word (GER 10) 3
PSYC 101 Intro to Psychology 3
  General Elective (GER 4, 5, 6, 7, 9) 3
TOTAL CREDITS 16

Semester II Credits

PHTA 101 Fundamentals of PT Skills and Modalities 3
BIOL 218 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
  GER Math 4
  General Elective (GER 4, 5, 6, 7, 9) 3
  General Elective (GER 4, 5, 6, 7, 9) 3
TOTAL CREDITS 17

Semester III Credits

PHTA 206 Advanced PT Modalities 3
PSYC 225 Human Development 3
PHYS 121
PHYS 125
College Physics I & Lab 4
  General Elective (GER 1-9) 3
  General Elective (GER 1-9) 3
TOTAL CREDITS 16

Semester IV Credits

PHTA 203 PTA Seminar 3
PHTA 103 Neuromuscular Pathologies 4
PHTA 102 Kinesiology 3
PHYS 122
PHYS 126
College Physics II & Lab 4
  General Elective (GER 1-9) (must be U/L if needed) 3
TOTAL CREDITS 17

Semester V Credits

HEFI 404 Legal Aspects and Documentation in Health & Fitness Professions 3
CHEM 150
College Chemistry I 4
MATH 141 Statistics 3
  General Elective 3
  General Elective (must be U/L if needed) 3
TOTAL CREDITS 16

Semester VI Credits

CHEM 155 College Chemistry II 4
HEFI 303 Exercise Physiology 3
HEFI 375 Fitness and Sports Nutrition 3
HEFI 405 Current Issues in Health & Fitness* 3
General Elective (must be U/L if needed) 3
TOTAL CREDITS 16

Semester VII Credits

HEFI 401 Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription 4
HEFI 406 Orientation to Culminating Experience 1
HSMB 330 Grant Writing Strategies 2
  U/L Program Elective 3
U/L Program Elective 3
TOTAL CREDITS 13

Semester VIII Credits

HEFI 407 Health Fitness Internship AND/OR
U/L Program Electives
12-15
TOTAL CREDITS 12-15

* Fulfills writing intensive requirement

U/L = Upper Level Courses (300/400)
GER = General Education Requirement

Program Electives: HEFI 310 Advanced Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries, HEFI 320/PSYC 320 Psychology of Health and Fitness, HEFI 370/SSCI 370 Occupational Health & Safety, HEFI 402 Strength and Conditioning, HEFI 403 Community Wellness, HSMB 303 Occupational Health & Safety.

NOTE: Health & Fitness Promotion students must take seven out of ten General Education Requirements including one and ten, 30 total General Education credits, 45 upper level credits, and successfully complete the SUNY Canton Computer Competency requirement.

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Janet Parcell-Mitchell, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS
Curriculum Coordinator
Wicks Hall 211E
315-386-7947
mitchellj@canton.edu