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

The physical therapy assistant track is recommended for students who have completed SUNY Canton's 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 V Credits

  College Algebra 4
  Physics I & Lab 4
  Chemistry I 4
  Exercise Physiology 3
  General Elective (GER 4) 3
  TOTAL CREDITS 18

Semester VI Credits

  Physics II & Lab 4
  Chemistry II 4
  Fitness Assessment & Exercise Prescription 4
  Fitness & Sports Nutrition 3
  Current Issues in Health & Fitness 3
  TOTAL CREDITS 18

Semester VII Credits

  Orientation to Culminating Experience 1
  Organization & Administration in Health & Fitness 3
  Strength & Conditioning 3
  Statistics 3
  General Elective (GER 6) 3
  General Elective 3
  TOTAL CREDITS 16

Semester VIII Credits

  Internship or Program Electives 9
  U/L General Elective 3
  U/L General Elective 3
  TOTAL CREDITS 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 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, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS
Associate Professor
Wicks Hall 211E
315-386-7947
mitchellj@canton.edu