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Curriculum

Physical Therapist Assistant Tampa, FL Curriculum

The Tampa campus follows an 8-quarter sequence of courses:

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE NAME

CREDIT HOURS

Prerequisite Phase

1st Quarter

AHS1001

Medical Terminology

4

ENG1100

Composition I

4

MAT1001,
MAT1005 or
MAT1500

Math Elective

4

2nd Quarter

BIO1011

Anatomy & Physiology I

4

BIO1012

Anatomy & Physiology I Lab

2

ENG1200

Composition II

4

PSY1001
or SOC1001

Social Science Elective

4

3rd Quarter

BIO1013

Anatomy & Physiology II

4

BIO1014

Anatomy & Physiology II Lab

2

SPC1026

Public Speaking

4

PTA1001*

Introduction to PTA

4

Technical Phase

4th Quarter

PTA1003

Pathophysiology

4

PTA1005

Kinesiology

6

PTA1006

Testing & Measurement for the Physical Therapist Assistant

6

5th Quarter

PTA1008

Modalities with Lab

6

PTA2000

Habilitation Rehabilitation

6

PTA2047

Essentials of Clinical Care

2

6th Quarter

PTA2021

Therapeutic Exercise & Ortho Applications

6

PTA2046

Advanced Habilitation Rehabilitation

6

PTA2050

Professional Seminar

4

7th Quarter

PTA2048

Clinical Externship I

8

PTA2049

Current Rehabilitation Issues

4

8th Quarter

PTA2099

Clinical Externship II

12

*PTA1001 may also be taken in the fourth quarter of the program.

Note: Students who do not exempt MAT0099 must complete both MAT0099 and UVC1000 during the prerequisite phase of the program.

Physical Therapist Assistant Columbia, SC Accreditation Information

Effective November 11, 2015, South University, Columbia, has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org). Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program is progressing toward accreditation and may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation.

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