PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT A.A.S. (TP): 580
Total Credits: 69
Catalog Editions 07-08 through 09-10
Name: Date: ID#
GENERAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION & DISTRIBUTION COURSES
FOUNDATION COURSES
COURSE
HRS
GRADE
English 101 (if needed for EN102 or EN109/Substitute if not)
EN101
3
 
English Foundation (EN102 or EN109)  
3
 
Math Foundation (MA110 or higher)  
3
 
Speech Foundation (SP108, 112, or 212)  
3
 
Health Foundation
HE107
2
 
         
DISTRIBUTION COURSES
COURSE
HRS
GRADE
Arts or Humanities Distribution (ARTD or HUMD)  
3
 
Behavioral / Social Science Distribution (BSSD)
PY102
3
 
Natural Sciences Lab Distribution (NSLD)
BI204*
4
 
Natural Sciences Lab Distribution (NSLD)
BI205*
4
 
         
CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS
COURSE
HRS
GRADE
(if needed for BI204/BI205)
BI107
(4)
 
 
PY203
3
 
PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT COURSES
PT101
1
 
(TP ONLY)
PT102
2
 
 
PT103
2
 
 
PT105
3
 
 
PT110
2
 
 
PT111
3
 
 
PT112
2
 
 
PT201
3
 
 
PT208
2
 
 
PT209
3
 
 
PT212
3
 
 
PT211
5
 
 
PT213
2
 
 
PT214
5
 
       
  Note: Overall GPA of 2.0 is required
      Total Credits:  
* Students are encouraged to complete BI 204 prior to enrolling in PT courses; note that BI 204 has a prerequisite.  

The program provides a foundation for graduates to become highly skilled in providing patient services using physical therapy techniques under the supervision of a physical therapist in clinics, hospitals, and many other health care settings.

This is a selective program with specific admissions requirements. For additional information, contact the Admissions Office at the Takoma Park Campus, 240-567-1501, or the program department.

Thirty to forty hours of volunteer experience in a physical therapy setting and completion of BI 204 are highly recommended before entering the program. It is advised that students not hold jobs during enrollment in the program because physical therapist assistant classes and lab sessions are scheduled days and evenings, and students are required to attend full-time or part-time clinical practicum experiences.

Each physical therapy course adds to material offered in previous courses. Students in this curriculum are expected to achieve a grade of C or better in each course in the curriculum. Upon completion of the curriculum, the graduate will receive the A.A.S. and will be eligible to take the National Licensing Exam for Physical Therapist Assistants.

A suggested course sequence for full-time students follows; part-time students should consult an adviser.

Physical Therapist Assistant Website
This document is for planning purposes ONLY and completion does not guarantee graduation.
See an advisor to submit an Application for Graduation the semester BEFORE you intend to graduate.
Last modified: July 2009
   
This degree is a Career Program and may not readily transfer to four-year institutions
(except in special cases). Visit the transfer planning website for transfer information.
Site Contact: Anthony Solano