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Physical Therapist Assistant
Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant
Physical therapist assistants are technically educated healthcare providers who work under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist to restore function when disease or injury results in pain and limited movement abilities. Physical therapy intervention can also prevent further injury. When a patient seeks physical therapy services, the physical therapist performs an initial evaluation and develops a plan of care. The physical therapist assistant carries out the plan of care and reports the patient’s response to the supervising physical therapist.
Responsibilities of a physical therapist assistant may include, but are not limited to the following:
The Physical Therapist Assistant program consists of a year of general courses followed by a year of technical course work and clinical experiences.
Requirements for Acceptance into the Physical Therapist Assistant Program
|COURSE NO.||FIRST SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|BIOS-1113||Anatomy and Physiology I||3.00||2.00||4.00||$75.00|
|ENGL-1122||English Composition I||3.00||0.00||3.00||$40.00|
|PTA-1100||Introduction to Physical Therapy||1.00||0.00||1.00||$10.00|
|MICS-1123||Microsoft Office - Word Processing||1.00||0.00||1.00||$20.00|
|COURSE NO.||SECOND SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|BIOS-1114||Anatomy and Physiology II||3.00||2.00||4.00||$75.00|
|HUM-2203||Introduction to Ethics||3.00||0.00||3.00||$15.00|
|COURSE NO.||THIRD SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|PTA-2200||Fundamentals of Physical Therapy||3.00||4.00||4.00||$125.00|
|PTA-2203||Physical Therapy Procedures||3.00||4.00||4.00||$125.00|
|PTA-2211||Pathophysiology of Disease||2.00||0.00||2.00||$15.00|
|COURSE NO.||FOURTH SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|PTA-2206||PTA Directed Practice I||1.00||16.00||4.00||$125.00|
|COURSE NO.||FIFTH SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|PTA-2216||PTA Directed Practice II||1.00||15.00||4.00||$125.00|
|PTA-2226||PTA Directed Practice III||1.00||15.00||4.00||$125.00|
|PTA-2207||PTA Clinical Issues and Role Transition||1.00||0.00||1.00||$10.00|
|ENGL-1104||Job Search Techniques||1.00||0.00||1.00||$15.00|
|TOTAL CREDIT HOURS:||ESTIMATED TOTAL COURSE FEES:|
Hocking College reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.
Physical Therapist Assistants are employed in a variety of settings such as hospitals, outpatient clinics, home health settings, nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, and school systems. Salaries start at approximately $30,000 to $37,000 annually, according to information collected by our 2010 graduates.
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Nelsonville, OH 45764
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