Program Requirements (Curriculum 0489)
- Students are required to independently
earn Health Care Provider CPR certification
and have an annual health assessment on file with the College and clinical site prior
to the start of the first semester.
- To progress in the PTA curriculum a minimal grade of “C” in BIOL 217 and 75 in all curriculum courses prefixed with PHTA must be achieved.
Semester I Credits
|BIOL 217||Human Anatomy & Physiology I (GER 2)||4|
|Expository Writing (GER 10) OR
Oral and Written Expression (GER 10)
|PHTA 100||Intro. to Physical Therapy||3|
|PHTA 101||Fundamental PT Skills & Modalities||3|
|PHTA 104||Clinical I||1|
|PSYC 101||Introductory Psychology (GER 3)||3|
Semester II Credits
|BIOL 218||Human Anatomy & Physiology II||4|
|PHTA 103||Musculoskeletal Pathologies||4|
|PHTA 105||Musculoskeletal Assessment Techniques||2|
|PHTA 106||Clinical II||1|
|PSYC 225||Human Development||3|
Semester III Credits
|PHTA 203||PTA Seminar I*||3|
|PHTA 204||Cardiopulmonary & Integumentary Pathologies||3|
|PHTA 205||Neuromuscular Pathologies||4|
|PHTA 206||Advanced PT Modalities||2|
|Liberal Arts Electives (GER 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)||6|
Semester IV Credits
|PHTA 207||** Clinical III||7|
|PHTA 209||** Clinical IV||7|
|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.
NOTE: Physical Therapist Assistant students must successfully complete the SUNY Canton Computer Competency requirement prior to entering the third semester of the program.
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.
Based on residency requirements for associate degree programs, 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