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Physical Therapist Assistant

Associate in Applied Science

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program prepares students for entry level practice as Physical Therapist Assistants (PTA); provision of physical therapy services under the supervision and direction of the Physical Therapist (PT). This includes collecting of data and/or patient interventions; making appropriate judgements; modifying interventions within the PT's established plan of care; participating in discharge planning and follow up care; documenting the care provided; educating and interacting with PT and PTA students, aides, volunteers, patients, families and caregivers, and demonstrating an understanding of the significance and impact of cultural and individual differences. Physical Therapist Assistants contribute to society and the profession through the provision of PT services, teaching and administration.

PTA Job Duties

Physical Therapist Assistants (PTA) work under the supervision of physical therapists in providing specific patient services for the prevention or alleviation of physical impairment. It is an interesting, varied, people-oriented, hands-on occupation.

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PTA Program Information

Degree Information

  • Credit Hours: 63
  • Contact Hours: 109.75

Recommended Math Pathway: MATH-120

Writing Requirements: ENGL-101 or ENGL-103 and ENGL-102 or ENGL-104

Degree Pathway

Course Name Course Notes Credit
Hours
Contact
Hours
Year One
Fall
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3 3
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3 3
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4 3
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Total 18 22
Year One
Winter
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* 1 3
Total 11 17
Year One
Spring / Summer
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4 1.5
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Total 5 11
Year Two
Fall
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Total1323
Year Two
Winter
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*31.5
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*32.5
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*10.5
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Total1223
Year Two
Spring / Summer
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* 4 10.8
Total 6 16.8
Notes
*PTA coordinator signature required

PTA FAQs

 
Accreditedby CAPTE Verify Status

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Mott Community College is accredited by:
The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
703-706-3245
accreditation@apta.org
www.capteonline.org.

 

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May 21, 2018
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