PTA Associate of Applied Science Curriculum

*This program requires selective admission to the sophomore year.

The PTA program is planned in accordance with the established standards of the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education. Upon satisfactory completion of this program, the student receives an Associate of Applied Science Degree and qualifies to take the National Physical Therapist Assistant Exam (NPTAE). The curriculum is arranged in a 1 + 1 format. The freshman year (pre-PTA) is open to all students and consists of core courses. Admission to the sophomore year is limited. An interview process occurs each spring before the start of the sophomore year. The PTA program has an 19% (3-year average, 2014-2016) attrition rate in the sophomore year. Board pass rate (3-year average, 2014-2016) is 94%.

 

SUGGESTED CURRICULUM BY SEMESTER

Freshman Fall SemesterCredit Hours
SO100Student Success Seminar (on-campus students)1
EN176English Composition I3
PS176General Psychology3
AL102Medical Terminology1
BI276Anatomy & Physiology I & Lab4
SP101Oral Communication3
PE107P.E. Concepts of Wellness1
Total16
Freshman Spring SemesterCredit Hours
Introduction to Physical Therapy (on-campus students)1
PS276Developmental Psychology3
BI277Anatomy & Physiology II & Lab4
EN177English Composition II3
PH101Our Physical World (Recommended but not required.)5
 Total16

**APPLICATION AND INTERVIEW REQUIRED PRIOR TO SOPHOMORE YEAR.**

Sophomore First SemesterCredit Hours
PT201PT Procedures I & Lab6
PT220PT Procedures II & Lab6
PT239Functional Musculoskeletal Anatomy for PT & Lab4
PT215Clinical Education I3
Total19
Sophomore Second SemesterCredit Hours
PT230PT Procedures III & Lab6
PT231PT Procedures IV & Lab6
PT222Medical Lectures5
PT225Clinical Education II3
PT226Clinical Education III1
Total21
Sophomore Third SemesterCredit Hours
PT227Clinical Education IV8
PT242PT Seminar1
Total9
TOTAL REQUIRED HOURS74

Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Colby Community College is accredited by the
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).
Address: 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Tel: 703.706.3245    Email: accreditation@apta.org   Website: www.capteonline.org