Program Requirements (Curriculum 0489)
Semester I Credits
|BIOL 217||Human Anatomy & Physiology I (GER 2)||4|
|ENGL 101||Composition and the Spoken Word (GER 10)||3|
|PHTA 100||Intro. to Physical Therapy||2|
|PHTA 101||Fundamental PT Skills & Modalities||3|
|PSYC 101||Introductory Psychology (GER 3)||3|
Semester II Credits
|BIOL 218||Human Anatomy & Physiology II||4|
|PHTA 103||Musculoskeletal Pathologies||4|
|PHTA 104||Clinical I||4|
|PHTA 105||Musculoskeletal Assessment Techniques||2|
|PSYC 225||Human Development||3|
Semester III Credits
|PHTA 203||PTA Seminar I*||2|
|PHTA 204||Cardiopulmonary & Integumentary Pathologies||4|
|PHTA 205||Neuromuscular Pathologies||4|
|PHTA 206||Advanced PT Modalities||2|
|Liberal Arts Electives (GER 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)||3|
Semester IV Credits
|PHTA 207||** Clinical II||6|
|PHTA 209||** Clinical III||6|
|PHTA 210||PTA Seminar II||2|
* Fulfills writing intensive requirement
** Students must be prepared to work 40 hours per week and are responsible for their own transportation, meals, and housing as needed.
- CPR certification (Health Provider Status) is required by the end of the first semester.
- Students may be required to submit to a drug screen and/or a criminal background check as part of clinical education requirements.
- To progress in the PTA curriculum a minimal grade of C in BIOL 217 & BIOL 218 and C+ in all curriculum courses prefixed with PHTA must be achieved.
- Of all PHTA prefixed courses, only one course may be repeated one time.
- The NYS Education Department Office of the Professions requires persons applying for licensure to answer questions related to conviction of a crime or professional misconduct.
Students must be matriculated in the curriculum for at least 15 hours of graded coursework. At least 12 of these credits must be prefixed with PHTA. The Program Director will determine the 12 credit requirement following a review of the student's academic transcript.
Deborah Molnar, PT, DPT, MSEd
PTA Program Director