Recommended Academic Plan for Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program at Mont Alto

Effective Fall 2014

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
PT 100 - Physical Therapist Assistant - IntroductionNotes for: PT 100

PT 100

Students are required to complete eight observation hours at two different clinical facilities in preparation for this course. See http://www.ma.psu.edu/Academics/Degrees/31395.htm for more information.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
PT 101S Introduction to Computer Skills for the PTANotes for: PT 101S

PT 101S

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
BIOL 129 Mammalian Anatomy (GN)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
PSYCH 100 Introductory Psychology (GS)Notes for: PSYCH 100

PSYCH 100

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Humanities (GH) or Arts (GA)Notes for: Humanities or Arts

Humanities or Arts

It is highly recommended that the Arts, Humanities and General Quantification courses be taken in the first two semesters of the PTA Program curriculum. The sequence in which these courses are taken is per student selection.
3
Total credits 17

Semester 2 (SPRING)

Course DetailsCredits
PT 384 Applied KinesiologyNotes for: PT 384

PT 384

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
BIOL 141 Introductory Physiology (GN)Notes for: BIOL 141

BIOL 141

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
BIOL 142 Physiology Laboratory (GN)Notes for: BIOL 142

BIOL 142

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
Quantification (GQ)Notes for: Quantification

Quantification

Choose any general quantification (GQ) course that is available at Mont Alto or the World Campus. Typically students elect to take one of the following: Math 17 Finite Math Math 21 College Algebra Statistics 100 Statistical Concepts and Reasoning Statistics 200 (4 credits) Elementary Statistics Philosophy 12 Symbolic Logic. Note that not all quantification courses are available every semester at the Mont Alto campus. Other General Quantification courses may be available that will satisfy this General Education requirement of Associate Degree programs. It is highly recommended that the Arts, Humanities and General Quantification courses be taken in the first two semesters of the PTA Program curriculum. The sequence in which these courses are taken is per student selection.
3
Humanities (GH) or Arts (GA)Notes for: Humanities or Arts

Humanities or Arts

It is highly recommended that the Arts, Humanities and General Quantification courses be taken in the first two semesters of the PTA Program curriculum. The sequence in which these courses are taken is per student selection.
3
Total credits 14

Semester 3 (FALL)

Course DetailsCredits
PT 150 Physical Therapist Assistant Procedures INotes for: PT 150

PT 150

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
PT 160 Therapeutic Exercise INotes for: PT 160

PT 160

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
PT 281 Rehabilitation - INotes for: PT 281

PT 281

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
PT 270A Pathophysiology (IL)Notes for: PT 270A

PT 270A

This course satisfies the University United States/International Cultures requirement
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
PT 290 Professional Issues in Clinical PracticeNotes for: PT 290

PT 290

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
PT 395E Physical Therapist Assistant Practicum INotes for: PT 395E

PT 395E

This course satisfies the University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement. The clinical practicum component of this course is a three week full-time experience in a physical therapy practice setting.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
KINES 013 First Aid, Personal Safety, and CPR (GHA)Notes for: KINES 013

KINES 013

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
Total credits 16

Semester 4 (SPRING)

Course DetailsCredits
PT 250 Physical Therapist Assistant Procedures IINotes for: PT 250

PT 250

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
PT 260 Therapeutic Exercise IINotes for: PT 260

PT 260

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

PT 282W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
PT 201 Licensure Preparation for the PTANotes for: PT 201

PT 201

Students are required to complete a total of 3 credits of PT elective coursework for the PTA Program.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or PT 202 Pediatric PTNotes for: PT 202

PT 202

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or PT 204 Seminar in Physical TherapyNotes for: PT 204

PT 204

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or PT 205 Human MusculatureNotes for: PT 205

PT 205

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
ENGL 202C Effective Writing: Technical Writing (GWS)Notes for: ENGL 202C

ENGL 202C

Students will select ONE of the following: ENGL 202C Technical Writing (requires 4rth semester standing) or Psychology 212 Introduction to Developmental Psychology. Not all of these courses are offered each semester at the Mont Alto campus
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or PSYCH 212 Introduction to Developmental Psychology (GS)Notes for: PSYCH 212

PSYCH 212

Students will select ONE of the following: ENGL 202C Technical Writing (requires 4rth semester standing or, Psychology 212 Introduction to Developmental Psychology. Not all of these courses are offered each semester at the Mont Alto campus
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or CAS 203 Interpersonal CommunicationNotes for: CAS 203

CAS 203

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 15

Semester 5 (SUMMER)

Course DetailsCredits
PT 395F Physical Therapist Assistant Practicum IINotes for: PT 395F

PT 395F

This is a six week clinical practicum that is a full-time experience in a physical therapy practice setting.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
PT 395G Physical Therapist Assistant Practicum IIINotes for: PT 395G

PT 395G

This is a six week clinical practicum that is a full-time experience in a physical therapy practice setting.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
Total credits 8

Additional Notes

Academic Advising Notes: A student's career/graduate school plans should be considered in developing an individual academic plan. Be sure to consult an adviser in this department when scheduling courses. 

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 100
Students are required to complete eight observation hours at two different clinical facilities in preparation for this course. See http://www.ma.psu.edu/Academics/Degrees/31395.htm for more information.
Humanities or Arts
It is highly recommended that the Arts, Humanities and General Quantification courses be taken in the first two semesters of the PTA Program curriculum. The sequence in which these courses are taken is per student selection.
Quantification
Choose any general quantification (GQ) course that is available at Mont Alto or the World Campus. Typically students elect to take one of the following: Math 17 Finite Math Math 21 College Algebra Statistics 100 Statistical Concepts and Reasoning Statistics 200 (4 credits) Elementary Statistics Philosophy 12 Symbolic Logic. Note that not all quantification courses are available every semester at the Mont Alto campus. Other General Quantification courses may be available that will satisfy this General Education requirement of Associate Degree programs. It is highly recommended that the Arts, Humanities and General Quantification courses be taken in the first two semesters of the PTA Program curriculum. The sequence in which these courses are taken is per student selection.
Humanities or Arts
It is highly recommended that the Arts, Humanities and General Quantification courses be taken in the first two semesters of the PTA Program curriculum. The sequence in which these courses are taken is per student selection.
PT 270A
This course satisfies the University United States/International Cultures requirement
PT 395E
This course satisfies the University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement. The clinical practicum component of this course is a three week full-time experience in a physical therapy practice setting.
PT 201
Students are required to complete a total of 3 credits of PT elective coursework for the PTA Program.
ENGL 202C
Students will select ONE of the following: ENGL 202C Technical Writing (requires 4rth semester standing) or Psychology 212 Introduction to Developmental Psychology. Not all of these courses are offered each semester at the Mont Alto campus
PSYCH 212
Students will select ONE of the following: ENGL 202C Technical Writing (requires 4rth semester standing or, Psychology 212 Introduction to Developmental Psychology. Not all of these courses are offered each semester at the Mont Alto campus
PT 395F
This is a six week clinical practicum that is a full-time experience in a physical therapy practice setting.
PT 395G
This is a six week clinical practicum that is a full-time experience in a physical therapy practice setting.