PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT
Associate in Science Degree
The physical therapist assistant is a paraprofessional who delivers services under the supervision of a physical therapist. Work for a physical therapist assistant might be in a hospital, school system, private office, home health agency, industrial setting or rehabilitation hospital. This course of study provides the specific training necessary to enter a career as a physical therapist assistant. This is a "selective admissions program" and is provided through a consortium in collaboration with Capital, Housatonic, Manchester, Naugatuck Valley, Northwestern Connecticut and Tunxis Community Colleges. Individuals applying for admission to the Physical Therapist Assistant program may apply at only one location.
The Physical Therapist Assistant program is licensed by the Connecticut Board of Governors of Higher Education and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education/APTA, 1111 North Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA 22314-1488, 703-684-2782.
Advisor: Jane O'Grady, firstname.lastname@example.org , 860-738-6393
Prerequisites: MAT* 137 – Intermediate Algebra, Chemistry or Physics, BIO* 211 – Anatomy & Physiology I with a minimum grade of "C" taken within the last 5 years prior to entering the PTA Program.
|General Education Requirements||All PTA* courses must be taken
in sequence with the exception of
electives. The curriculum is
designed as a progression of
increasing complexity. A grade of
"C" or higher must be achieved in
all PTA* and BIO* courses and a
grade of "P" must be attained in
the clinical education components.
For a complete list of selective
|ENG*102||Literature & Composition||3|
|Behavioral Science||PSY*111||General Psychology||3|
|Humanities/Arts||Humanities or Art Elective||3|
|Natural/Physical Science||BIO*212||Anatomy & Physiology II||4|
|Social Science Elective||3|
|Liberal Arts||COM*173||Public Speaking||3|
|PTA*120||Introduction to Physical Therapy||3|
|PTA*125||Physical Therapy for Function||3|
|PTA*220||Introduction to Physical Therapy Clinic||1|
|PTA*230||Physical Agents in Physical Therapy||4|
|PTA*235||Kinesiology for Rehabilitation||4|
|PTA*253||Pathophysiology for Rehabilitation||3|
|PTA*258||PTA in the Healthcare Arena||2|
|PTA*260||Physical Therapy Seminar||2|
|PTA*262||PTA Internship II||5|
|PTA*265||PTA Internship III||5|
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates should be able to: