Curriculum for the Physical Therapist Assistant Program
(Updated February 3, 2012.)
|BIO-103 A/Bio 103B Anatomy & Physiology (Area I)||8|
BIO-104 Basic Human Anatomy & Physiology (this option requires you take an additional anatomy course with a lab of at least 4 units
|ENGL-151B or ENGL-101A (Area IV)||4|
|PTA-101 Introduction to Physical Therapy||3|
|PTA-103 Kinesiology I||3|
|PTA-104 Kinesiology II||3|
|PTA-105A Therapeutic Exercise I||3|
|PTA-108 Advanced Modalities||2|
|PTA-301 Clinical Practicum I||4|
|ENGL-135 Emerging Voices - Recommended||3|
|PTA-105B Therapeutic Exercise II||3|
|PTA-109 Physical Therapy Through the Life Span||2|
|PTA-110 Neurological Disorders||2|
|PTA-302 Clinical Practicum II||4|
|SPCH-102 Critical Thinking - Recommended||3|
|PTA-111 Advanced Procedures||2|
|PTA-303 Clinical Affiliation||4.5|
|PTA-119/PE 256 Sports Performance Testing
(Required PE course)
|PTA-140 PTA Licensure Exam Preparation||1|
|AH-110/111 Medical Terminology||4|
PE-123 Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries
|PE-128 Advanced C&P of Athletic Injuries||2|
|PSY-108 Survey of Human Development||3|
|CFS-109 Nutrition for Diseases||3|
|Foreign Language Courses||3-5|
|PSY-139 Psychology in the Workplace||3|
|HIST-117A and HIST-117B
(meets transfer requirements for CSU and UC systems)
Total Units: 71.5
Total Units in Major: 52.5
Completion of the A.S. in PTA meets the TechTools General Education graduation requirement. Students who successfully complete the Ohlone PTA curriculum are waived from the TechTools requirements.
This curriculum assumes that the student will achieve algebra proficiency on the Assessment Test. See a the PTA Counselor (Maria Ramirez) at Ohlone College for further explanation.
Additional Requirements: After admission to the Physical Therapist Assistant Program, a current American Heart Association CPR card, immunizations, background check, and urine drug testing are required.
Graduation will take place following Spring semester. Permission to participate in graduation ceremonies in May can be requested in March.
Most Ohlone College classes require the purchase of a textbook, and some classes require the purchase of online access codes (also known as keys) or other supplies. Most of these purchases are available at the Ohlone College Bookstore. The exact textbook and other specific costs are now available for each section on WebAdvisor (select "Book Info").
Students may go to the Ohlone College Bookstore website to find the textbook(s), access codes (keys), or supplies for their class(es). Students may be required to pay additional fees for access to online resources that are not available through the Ohlone College Bookstore. Additional supplies may be required and will be listed on the course syllabus on the first day of classes. Please check with your instructor.
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