Nov 14, 2019  
2019-2020 College Catalog 
    
2019-2020 College Catalog

Physical Therapist Assistant, A.A.S.


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HEGIS: 5219.00
PROGRAM CODE: 88328
PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Dr. Michael Mattia

DEPARTMENT: ALLIED HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The curriculum presented here applies to students who started the major in Fall 2019 or Spring 2020. 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.

Click here for more information about the Admission and Retention Criteria for the Physical Therapist Assistant Program     

Learning Outcomes:


Upon successful completion of the Physical Therapist Assistant degree program requirements, graduates will:

  1. demonstrate PTA entry-level skills that are applicable to a variety of patient care settings
  2. demonstrate an awareness and commitment to patient dignity as well as social responsibility, citizenship, and advocacy
  3. recognize individual and cultural differences and respond appropriately in all aspects of physical therapy services
  4. demonstrate competence in implementing and adjusting selected components of interventions identified in the plan of care
  5. adjust interventions within the plan of care and report this and any changes in patient’s status
  6. recognize when intervention should not be provided due to changes in the patient’s status and respond appropriately
  7. demonstrate competency in performing components of data collection skills essential for carrying out the plan of care
  8. recognize when the direction to perform an intervention is beyond that which is appropriate
  9. communicate with the patient, the physical therapist, health care delivery personnel, and others
  10. communicate an understanding of the plan of care developed by a physical therapist to achieve short and long term goals
  11. demonstrate sensitivity to patients’ non-verbal behavior as it relates to their reaction to treatment services provided
  12. complete thorough, accurate, logical, concise, timely, and legible documentation
  13. demonstrate competency in the use of information technology
  14. participate in administrative functions within a physical therapy service
  15. participate in discharge planning and follow-up as directed by the supervising physical therapist

College Requirements:


Successful completion of CUNY Assessment Tests in Reading, Writing, and ACCUPLACER CUNY Assessment Test in Math with passing examination scores, unless otherwise exempt, or developmental courses may be required.

Civic Engagement Experiences:


One (1) Civic Engagement experience satisfied by Civic Engagement Certified or Civic Engagement Component course or approved outside activity.

Writing Intensive Requirement:


One (1) Writing Intensive course in any discipline is required. Participation in a Learning Community that includes ENG 1200  or ENG 2400  also satisfies this requirement.

Required Core (4 Courses, 13 Credits):


When Required Core Courses are specified for a category, they are required for the major

* This program has a waiver to require particular courses in the Common Core, otherwise more than the minimum credits for the degree may be necessary.

Flexible Core (3 Courses, 10 Credits):


When Flexible Core Courses are specified for a category, they are required for the major. Group C and E are satisfied by the courses shown.

C. Creative Expression Designated Course


This program has a waiver to require particular courses in the Common Core, otherwise more than the minimum credits for the degree may be necessary.

E. Scientific World Designated Course, if not taken for Required Core


This program has a waiver to require particular courses in the Common Core, otherwise more than the minimum credits for the degree may be necessary.

Electives:


1 credit sufficient to meet required total of 68 credits

Total Credits: 68


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