A.A.S. Program Course List

Allied Health

Physical Therapist Assistant

A.A.S. Degree (O,W)

Physical Therapist Assistants are licensed health care workers who provide physical therapy services under the supervision and direction of the physical therapist. They assist with data collection, implement delegated patient interventions, modify interventions within the established plan of care, participate in discharge planning and follow-up care, document the care provided, and educate and interact with health care team members including families, caregivers, students and patients. Students study both on campus and at varied clinical sites. Graduates of the program may be employed by hospitals, rehabilitation centers, private practice clinics, home health agencies, and other health care settings. The Physical Therapist Assistant programs at the Wilmington Campus and the Owens Campus are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 N. Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-1488, (703) 706-3245, email: accreditation@apta.org; website: www.capteonline.org. Academically ready students can apply to the program following the guidelines of the Allied Health competitive admission process. Interested applicants should review the information provided here and contact their program advisor for application requirements.


Courses Credits
ENG 101 Crit Thinking & Acad Writing 3
ENG 102 Composition and Research 3
MAT 153 College Math and Statistics 4
PSY 121 General Psychology 3
SOC 213 Ethical Issues in Health Care 3


Courses Credits
PTA 100 Introduction to PTA 2
PTA 101 Basic Techniques 4
PTA 102 Modalities 3
PTA 115 Kinesiology 3
PTA 116 Intro to Pathology 3
PTA 205 Path.Treatmnt Orthopedic Conds 4
PTA 206 Path/Treat Neurolgcl Conds. 4
PTA 208 Special Topics for the PTA 3
PTA 209 PTA Management Issues 2
PTA 211 Clinical Practice I 4
PTA 212 Clinical Practice II 3
PTA 213 Clinical Practice III 4


Courses Credits
BIO 100 Medical Terminology 3
BIO 120 Anatomy and Physiology I 5
BIO 121 Anatomy and Physiology II 5
BIO 123 Clinical Functional Anatomy 3
PHY 110 Physics Physical Therapy Assnt 4
PHY 171 Physics I 4
PHY 205 General Physics I 4