PROGRAM CODE: 88328
PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Dr. Michael Mattia
DEPARTMENT: ALLIED HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
The Physical Therapist Assistant AAS degree prepares students with the professional training and hands-on experience for a career as a Physical Therapist Assistant. The degree provides a balance of general education courses and introduces students to the theory and practice of physical therapy through classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences. The curriculum aligns with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) criteria and standards to ensure quality in the entry-level preparation of physical therapists assistants and the evolving nature of education, research, and practice characteristics of physical therapy. Students are eligible for licensure exam(s) after the successful completion of the course of study presented in this degree program.
The curriculum presented here applies to students who started the major in Fall 2021 or Spring 2022. If you enrolled as a matriculant prior to that, please see the College Catalog for the year you started the major as a matriculant for the curriculum requirements that apply to you.
Consultation with the Program Advisor is required.
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Degree Map for Physical Therapist Assistant, A.A.S.
Your Degree Map contains the suggested term-by-term course sequence for your academic path towards graduation.
To ensure successful and timely completion of your degree, it is recommended that you meet with your academic advisor to discuss your unique map.
Please note some courses may only be offered once an academic year.