A.S. in Physical Therapist Assistant (2PTA) at Penn State DuBois

Effective Date: Summer 2016

This major is under an administrative enrollment control. Please review the Entrance-to-Major requirements found at http://dus.psu.edu/students/etm/requirements.html

Semester 1 - Fall

Course DetailsCredits
3
BIOL 129 (GN) Mammalian Anatomy +Notes for: BIOL 129

BIOL 129

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
3
3
3
KINES 013 (GHA) First Aid, Personal Safety, and CPRNotes for: KINES 013

KINES 013

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
Total credits 17

Semester 2 - Spring

Course DetailsCredits
BIOL 141 (GN) Introductory PhysiologyNotes for: BIOL 141

BIOL 141

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
BIOL 142 Physiology Laboratory Notes for: BIOL 142

BIOL 142

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
P T 205 Human MusculatureNotes for: P T 205

P T 205

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
3
PT 384 Applied Kinesiology*Notes for: PT 384

PT 384

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
P T 100S Physical Therapist Assistant-Introduction Notes for: P T 100S

P T 100S

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 15

Semester 3 - Summer

Course DetailsCredits
P T 160 Therapeutic Exercise INotes for: P T 160

P T 160

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
PT 297 Special TopicsNotes for: PT 297

PT 297

Documentation
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
PT 281 Rehabilitation 1Notes for: PT 281

PT 281

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
Total credits 6

Semester 4 - Fall

Course DetailsCredits
P T 150 Physical Therapist Assistant Procedures INotes for: P T 150

P T 150

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
P T 260 Therapeutic Exercise II Notes for: P T 260

P T 260

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
P T 290 Professional Issues in Clinical Practice Notes for: P T 290

P T 290

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
PT 270W PathophysiologyNotes for: PT 270W

PT 270W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
P T 395E Physical Therapist Assistant - Practicum INotes for: P T 395E

P T 395E

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
PT 282 Rehabilitation IINotes for: PT 282

PT 282

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 16

Semester 5 - Spring

Course DetailsCredits
P T 250 Physical Therapist Assistant Procedures II Notes for: P T 250

P T 250

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
P T 395F Physical Therapist Assistant - Practicum IINotes for: P T 395F

P T 395F

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
P T 395G Physical Therapist Assistant - Practicum III Notes for: P T 395G

P T 395G

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
P T 201 Licensure Preparation for the PTA Notes for: P T 201

P T 201

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
PSYCH 212 (GS) Introduction to Developmental Psychology Notes for: Psych 212

Psych 212

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 16

Additional Notes

Program Notes:

  • The PT courses are open only to students who have been admitted to the 2PTA program.
  • There are two recommendations to fulfill the three-credit Quantitative elective: MATH 021 or MATH 017
  • There are no specifically required courses to fulfill the Humanities and Arts elective. You may choose from the appropriate lists in consultation with your academic advisor.
  • All students must pass an Intercultural/International course designated “US” or “IL."
  • PT 270W fulfills the writing intensive course requirement.
  • All PT courses, and KINES 013, BIOL 129, BIOL 141 & 142 MUST be passed with an earned grade of "C" or better.  In the event that a student does not pass two of these courses or after two attempts of the same course, the student will be strongly counseled to change majors and will subsequently be dropped from the 2PTA program. 
  • For semesters in which clinical education courses are scheduled at the same time as other didactic courses (semesters 4 and 5), the student must pass all of the didactic courses in order to be eligible to participate in the clinical education course.  If the student should fail a didactic course in one of those semesters, the student will NOT be permitted to participate in the clinical education course(s) (PT 395E for semester 4 and PT 395F, and PT 395G for semester 5) until the required didactic courses have been passed successfully. 

 

 

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

PT 297
Documentation