The Physical Therapist Assistant curriculum prepares graduates to work in direct patient care settings under supervision of physical therapists. Assistants work to improve or restore function by alleviation or prevention of physical impairment and perform other essential activities in a physical therapy department.
What you'll learn
Course work includes normal human anatomy and physiology, the consequences of disease or injury, and physical therapy treatment of a variety of patient conditions affecting humans throughout the lifespan.
Graduates may be eligible to take the licensure examination administered by the NC Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. Employment is available in general hospitals, rehabilitation centers, extended care facilities, specialty hospitals, home health agencies, private clinics and public school systems.
Only letter grades of “C” or higher in non-PTA courses and PTA courses with a grade of “B” or higher will count toward completion of the Physical Therapist Assistant degree.
The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Nash Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.
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For detailed information about the program, please contact Health Sciences Advising.
Major Core Courses
- PTA 110 Introduction to Phy. Therapy
- PTA 125 Gross & Functional Anatomy
- PTA 135 Pathology
- PTA 145 Therapeutic Procedures
- PTA 155 PTA Clinical I
- PTA 185 PTA Clinical II
- PTA 212 Health Care Resources
- PTA 215 Therapeutic Exercise
- PTA 222 Professional Interactions
- PTA 225 Introduction to Rehabilitation
- PTA 235 Neurological Rehabilitation
- PTA 245 PTA Clinical III
- PTA 255 PTA Clinical IV
Other Major Courses
- COM 231 Public Speaking
- ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry
- MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra
- PSY 150 General Psychology
- HUM/FA Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
Other Required Courses
- ACA 122 University Transfer Success
HUM/FA Elective (Select 1 course)
ART 111, ART 114, ART 115, DRA 111, ENG 231, ENG 232, ENG 233, ENG 241, ENG 242, ENG 261, ENG 262, HUM 110, HUM 115, HUM 120, HUM 130, HUM 150, HUM 160, HUM 180, HUM 211, HUM 212, MUS 110, MUS 112, PHI 215, PHI 220, PHI 230, PHI 240, REL 110, REL 211, REL 212