Physical Therapist Assistant

to Allied Health

An opportunity to gain an associate degree from Delaware Tech and a bachelor's degree from Wilmington University.

YOUR PATH TO A BACHELOR'S DEGREE

Delaware Tech has established agreements with four-year colleges and universities that connect Delaware Tech associate degree programs with bachelor's degree programs to create smooth transfer opportunities for you. These Connected Degree programs enable you to complete your associate degree and then transfer to a four-year degree program as a junior.

THE CONNECTED DEGREE 2 + 2 CURRICULUM

Delaware Tech's accredited associate degree program in Physical Therapist Assistant prepares students to become licensed health care workers who provide physical therapy services under the supervision and direction of the physical therapist. Students study both on campus and at varied clinical sites in preparation to work directly with patients in need of therapeutic exercises to regain motion and strength after illness or injury. Graduates of the program may be employed by hospitals, rehabilitation centers, private practice clinics, home health agencies, as well as other health care organizations.

Wilmington University's bachelor's degree completion program in Allied Health is for Allied Health practitioners who have earned an associate degree with an Allied Health concentration. The program enables practitioners to transfer up to 75 credits from their initial education. The goal of the program is to provide expert practitioners in the Allied Health field with the knowledge and skill needed to teach the next generation of Allied Health practitioners or to advance in their careers with a focus in administration.

VALUE FOR YOU

By completing your associate degree at Delaware Tech, you'll receive excellent instruction in small classes at a campus close to home. Delaware Tech's affordable tuition can reduce the overall cost of your college education, making the completion of your bachelor's degree more manageable.

MAKING THE CONNECTION

Refer to the Connected Degree curriculum (on the reverse side of this page) for the sequence of courses needed to complete this program. Call Delaware Tech and let us help you follow the path to your bachelor's degree.

CONNECTED DEGREE CURRICULUM

Suggested Course Sequence

ASSOCIATE DEGREE
Physical Therapist Assistant

DELAWARE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

BACHELOR'S DEGREE
Allied Health

WILMINGTON UNIVERSITY

First Semester (Summer) CR
BIO 120 Anatomy and Physiology I 5
MAT 130 Algebra for Allied Health (O) or 4
MAT 181 Algebra and Trigonometry I (W) 4
  9
Second Semester (Fall)
BIO 100 Medical Terminology 3
BIO 121 Anatomy and Physiology II 5
PHY 110 Physics for Physical Therapy Assts. (O) or 4
PHY 112 Physics for Allied Health (W) 4
PSY 121 General Psychology 3
PTA 100 Introduction to PTA 2
  17
Third Semester (Spring)
ENG 121 Composition 3
PTA 118 Functional Anatomy&Kinesiology (O) or 5/6
BIO 123 Clinical Functional Anatomy (W) and 3
PTA 115 Kinesiology (W) 3
PTA 101 Basic Techniques 4
PTA 116 Intro to Pathology 3
  15 / 16
Fourth Semester (Summer)
ENG 122 Technical Writing-Comm (O) or 3
ENG 124 Oral Communications (O, W) 3
PTA 102 Modalities 3
  6
Fifth Semester (Fall)
PTA 205 Path.Treatmnt Orthopedic Conds 4
PTA 206 Path/Treat Neurolgcl Conds. 4
PTA 211 Clinical Practice I 4
SOC 213 Ethical Issues in Health Care 3
  15
Sixth Semester (Spring)
PTA 208 Special Topics for the PTA 3
PTA 209 PTA Management Issues 2
PTA 212 Clinical Practice II 3
PTA 213 Clinical Practice III 4
  12
Seventh Semester (Fall) CR
ENG 365 Academic Writing 3
BBM 201 Principles of Management 3
ALH 333 Leadership for Allied Health Professionals 3
  9
Eighth Semester (Spring)
ALH 402 Medical Law & Ethics 3
ALH 323 Health Professional as Teacher 3
XXX XXX Upper Level Humanities Elective 3
  9
Ninth Semester (Summer)
BBM 301 Organizational Behavior 3
BBM 320 Business Communication 3
HRM 311 Human Resource Management 3
  9
Tenth Semester (Fall)
MIS 320 Management Information Systems 3
HUM 360 Human World Views: 3500 BC - 1650 AD 3
HLT 371 Cultural Diversity in Health & Illness 3
  9
Eleventh Semester (Spring)
HUM 361 Human World Views: 1650 AD - Present 3
ALH 401 Allied Health Professional - Capstone 3
XXX XXX Free Elective (300/400 Level) 3/4
  9 / 10
(O) -- Owens Campus (W) -- Wilmington Campus

The Bachelor of Science program in Allied Health at Wilmington University requires a minimum of 120 credits.
Course sequencing may vary by semester. See your advisor.
CHM 100 (Basic Chemistry) or CHM 110 (General Chemistry) or high school chemistry within the past five years is a prerequisite for the Physical Therapy Assistant Program at DTCC.
RDG 120, Critical Reading and Thinking, is a required DTCC course unless the student is exempt.

For more information contact:
Delaware Tech
Georgetown, DE: (302)259-6676
Wilmington, DE: (302)571-5355
Wilmington University
Dover, DE: (302) 734-2594
Georgetown, DE: (302) 856-5780
New Castle, DE: (877) 967-5464
This articulation agreement is subject to change based on Delaware Tech and senior institution curriculum changes. 12/2012