Mar 06, 2021  
2020-2021 College Catalog 
    
2020-2021 College Catalog

Degree Map: Physical Therapist Assistant AAS


This degree map provides the semester-by-semester course sequencing a full-time student will follow to complete this degree. 

Grade Point Requirements
To earn this degree, you must maintain a grade point average of 2.8 each semester on all PHTA courses, exclusive of clinical education and PHTA 2442 Psychosocial Aspects in Physical Therapy.  All PHTA courses, along with ALDH 1323 and BIOL 1314, must be completed with a grade of ‘C’ or better in order to proceed to the next courses in the curriculum sequence.  A specialized course resulting in a grade of ‘D’ must be repeated the next time offered and continued enrollment in  the program will be in accordance with course prerequisites and Instructor/Program Director permission.  The student must make a ‘B’ or better in the class being remediated.

Note the Milestones below each semester.  Milestones are reminders of actions you should take during that semester to help keep you on track for degree completion. 

First Semester (Fall)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
ALDH 1323 - Medical Terminology   3
BIOL 1314 - Human Anatomy and Physiology   4
ENGL 1113 - Composition I   3
PHTA 1203 - Anatomy and Physiology for PTAs   3
PHTA 1211 - Clinical Orientation   1
PHTA 1242 - Human Growth and Development   2
PHTA 1303 - Introduction to Physical Therapy   3
Total Credit Hours 19

Milestones

  • Complete all risk management requirements in preparation for the clinical setting (CPR, vaccinations, flu shot, TB test, etc.), including clearance on a national background check and negative drug screen.
  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Download MS Office from MyTCC.
  • Form a study group, join a student organization, or volunteer at a community service site.
  • Visit the writing, math and science, or technology learning centers for free individual tutoring support services.
  • Meet with your faculty advisor and an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.

Second Semester (Spring)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1213 - Composition II   3
PHTA 1363 - Kinesiology for PTAs   3
PHTA 1383 - Pathophysiology for PTAs   3
PHTA 1392 - Clinical Procedures I   2
PSYC 1113 - Introduction to Psychology (S)   3
Total Credit Hours 14

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with your faculty advisor and academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.

Third Semester (Fall)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
PHTA 2343 - Clinical Procedures II   3
PHTA 2373 - Therapeutic Exercise I   3
PHTA 2441 - Psychosocial Aspects in Physical Therapy    1
PHTA 2433 - Clinical Practice I    3
PHTA 2543 - Neuroscience   3
POLS 1113 - American Federal Government   3
Total Credit Hours 16

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor for a graduation check.

Fourth Semester (Spring)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
HIST 1483 - U.S. History 1492 to the Civil War Era  or HIST 1493 - U.S. History - Civil War Era to the Present   3
PHTA 2113 - Rehabilitation   3
PHTA 2383 - Therapeutic Exercise II   3
PHTA 2522 - Special Studies in Clinical Practice   2
PHTA 2551 - Pharmacology for PTAs   1
Total Credit Hours 12

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.  
  • Meet with an academic advisor to file for graduation.

Fifth Semester (Summer)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
PHTA 2486 - Clinical Practice II   6
Total Credit Hours 6

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor to file for graduation if not previously completed.