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Metropolitan Community College Physical Therapy Assistant Program

Physical Therapist Assistant Curriculum

Program Coordinator: Randy Leighton, PT 816.604.4808
MCC Campus(es): MCC-Penn Valley, Health Science Institute
Application deadline: June 10th for the traditional program, October 1st for the web-based program

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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.

A.A.S. Physical Therapist Assistant

HLSC 100 Introduction to Health Professions 2 
General Education Requirements
COMM 100
COMM 102
Fundamentals of Speech or
Fundamentals of Human Communication
ENGL 101 Composition & Reading I 3
HIST 120
HIST 121
POLS 136
United States History to 1865 or
United States History Since 1865 or
Introduction to U.S. National Politics
PSYC General Psychology 3
BIOL 150 Medical Terminology 2
Any biological or physical sciences course (BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, PHYS) 4-6
Specific Program Requirements
EMS 100 Basic Emergency Patient Care 1
PTHA 151 Introduction to Physical Therapy 2
HLSC 108
BIOL 109
BIOL 110
BIOL 210
Anatomy and Physiology Health Professions or
Anatomy & Physiology or
Human Anatomy and
Human Physiology
PTHA 152 Physical Therapy Fundamentals 1 4
PTHA 153 Kinesiology 4
PTHA 154 Applied Neurology 2
PTHA 155 Rehabilitation 4
PTHA 158 Therapeutic Exercise 4
PTHA 159 Orthopedic Pathology 2
PTHA 160 Medical Diseases 2
PTHA 161 Physical Therapy Fundamentals II 4
PTHA 162 Clinical Immersion  1
PTHA 164 Pediatrics & Gerontology 2
PTHA 170 Clinical Education I 3
PTHA 171 Clinical Seminar 2
PTHA 272 Clinical Education II 12
Total Credit Hours Required 73-81