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Curriculum

PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT RICHMOND, VA CURRICULUM

The Richmond 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

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.

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