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Associate in Applied Science



Physical Therapist Assistant - Curriculum

Curriculum

Campus location:MCC-Penn Valley, Health Science Institute
Program coordinator:Randy Leighton, 816.604.4808
Application deadline: June 10th for the traditional program, October 1st for the web based program
Download (pdf):Program Application, Prospective Student Information

Metropolitan Community College awards certificates to students who complete various career and technical programs. While each campus offers some of the same certificates, others are offered only at one of the MCC campuses.

IMPORTANT: Certificate and degree requirements may change! Please consult an academic advisor before enrolling.

PROGRAM PREREQUISITES
COLL 100 First Year Seminar or  
HLSC 100 Introduction to Health Professions 1-2
ENGL 101 Composition & Reading I 3
BIOL 150 Medical Terminology 2
PTHA 151 Introduction to Physical Therapy 2
Any biological or physical sciences course (BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, PHYS) 4-6
FALL 1 SEMESTER
HLSC 108 Anatomy and Physiology Health Professions or  
BIOL 109
BIOL 110
BIOL 210
Anatomy & Physiology ~ or ~
Human Anatomy and
Human Physiology
4-10
PSYC 140 General Psychology 3
PTHA 152 Physical Therapy Fundamentals 1 4
PTHA 160 Medical Diseases 2
TOTAL 18
SPRING 1 SEMESTER
  American Institutions ( one of HIST 120, 121, POLS 135, 136, 137) 3
EMS 100 Basic Emergency Patient Care 1
PTHA 153 Kinesiology 4
PTHA 154 Applied Neurology 2
PTHA 159 Orthopedic Pathology 2
PTHA 161 Physical Therapy Fundamentals II 4
PTHA 162 Clinical Immersion  1
TOTAL 18
FALL 2 SEMESTER
PTHA 155 Rehabilitation 4
PTHA 158 Therapeutic Exercise 4
PTHA 164 Pediatrics & Gerontology 2
PTHA 171 Clinical Seminar 2
PTHA 170 Clinical Education I 3
TOTAL 14
SPRING 2 SEMESTER
PTHA 272 Clinical Education II 12
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 72-81
Last Modified: 8/7/17