According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment is expected to grow much faster than average because of increasing demand for physical therapy services. Job prospects for physical therapist assistants are expected to be very good. The American Physical Therapy Association's (APTA's) most recent data indicate an unemployment rate of 3.9 percent.

Requirements & Pre-Requisites

Associates of Applied Science Degree in PTA

Prerequisite Courses:

BIO 264/264L - Human Anatomy and Physiology l / Lab
BIO 265/265L - Human Anatomy and Physiology ll / Lab
HRHP 359 - Intro to Kines and Biomechanics
HCA 280 - Medical Terminology

First Semester Courses:

PTA 100 - Introduction to Physical Therapy
PTA 369/369L - Clinical Kinesiology / Lab
PTA 105 - Therapeutic Procedures l
PTA 215 - Therapeutic Exercise

Second Semester Internship:

PTA 198 - Clinical Internship l

Third Semester Courses:

PTA 205 - Therapeutic Procedures ll
PTA 210 - Clinical Pathology
PTA 220 - Principles of rehabilitation
PTA 221 - Pediatrics for the PTA
PTA 299 - Physical Therapist Assistant Seminar

Fourth Semester Internship:

PTA 298 - Clinical Internship ll