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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 ā€œCā€ 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
ENGL 101
ENGL 102
Expository Writing (GER 10) OR
Oral and Written Expression (GER 10)
3
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
TOTAL CREDITS 17

Semester II Credits

BIOL 218 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
PHTA 102 Kinesiology 3
PHTA 103 Musculoskeletal Pathologies 4
PHTA 105 Musculoskeletal Assessment Techniques 2
PHTA 106 Clinical II 1
PSYC 225 Human Development 3
TOTAL CREDITS 17

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
TOTAL CREDITS 18

Semester IV Credits

PHTA 207 ** Clinical III 7
PHTA 209 ** Clinical IV 7
PHTA 210 PTA Seminar II 2
TOTAL CREDITS 16

* 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.

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RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS

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
(315) 386-7394
molnard@canton.edu