Physical Therapist Assistant

2232: A.S. Degree in Physical Therapist Assistant (74 Credit Hours)

CIP: 51.0806
FL CIP: 1351080601
SOC: 31-2021
Entry Wage: $17.84/hour

The Physical Therapist Assistant works under the supervision of the physical therapist. PTAs are directly involved in patient treatment, performing such duties as applying physical agents, and designing and carrying out exercise programs. They provide direct patient care of individuals who experience temporary or permanent disability due to pain, injury, disease or birth defects.

The Physical Therapist Assistant program at the College of Central Florida is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, CAPTE, 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, Telephone 703-706-3245, email address accreditation@apta.org, website http://www.apta.org/CAPTE. The PTA program graduate must take and pass a state-administered national examination in order to become licensed and eligible to practice.

Please note that completion of the PTA program does not guarantee entry into a physical therapy program. The PTA course work (technical phase) does not transfer to most physical therapy schools.

This is a limited access program with deadlines to apply. Application directions are explained at the required information sessions. Call 352-873-5817 for dates and times of information sessions or view at CF.edu/health.

The program policies including attendance, grading, clinical behaviors and readmission guidelines are found in the student handbook that each student obtains once admitted to the PTA program.

More information can be found at CF.edu/health.

General Education Courses

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

ENC 1101

Freshman Composition Skills I

3

PSY 2012

General Psychology

3

PHT 2342

Medical Terminology for the Physical Therapist Assistant

2

HLP 1081

Personal Wellness Appraisal and Improvement

3

DEP 2004

Human Growth and Development

3

BSC 2085

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

3

BSC 2085L

Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab

1

BSC 2086

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

3

BSC 2086L

Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab

1

 

 

 

One of the following:

STA 2023

Elementary Statistics

3

STA 2023H

Honors Elementary Statistics

3

 

 

 

One of the following:

ARH 1000

Art Appreciation

3

HUM 1020

Introduction to the Humanities

3

LIT 1000

Introduction to Literature

3

MUL 1010

Music Appreciation

3

PHI 2010

Introduction to Philosophy

3

THE 1000

Introduction to the Theatre

3

Program Core Courses

PHT 1000

Introduction to Physical Therapy

2

PHT 1014

Documentation for the Physical Therapist Assistant

1

PHT 1130C

Data Collection Skills for the PTA

3

PHT 1175C

Functional Anatomy and Kinesiology

3

PHT 1210C

Therapeutic Modalities I

3

PHT 1225C

Therapeutic Procedures

3

PHT 1300

Survey of Pathological Deficits

4

PHT 1212C

Therapeutic Modalities II

3

PHT 1801L

PTA Clinical Lab I

2

PHT 1802L

PTA Clinical Lab II

2

PHT 2227C

Disabilities and Therapeutic Procedures II

3

PHT 2162C

Rehabilitation Procedures

4

PHT 2931

Trends in Physical Therapy

1

PHT 2810

Clinical Practice II

6

PHT 2820

Clinical Practice III

6

 

Total Credit Hours

74

Note:

  • All Health Sciences candidates must undergo a criminal background check. Candidates with a criminal record may not be eligible for any CF Health Sciences program.
  • Upon acceptance into the program, a medical examination and proof of immunization are required.
  • All students are responsible for their own health/hospitalization insurance. Professional liability insurance is included in college fees.
  • It is necessary that students have reliable transportation to the assigned hospitals and clinical facilities.