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Physical Therapist Assistant (AS)


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State CIP Code 1351080601

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Northwest Florida State College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (850)863-6511 or email pta@nwfsc.edu

This program is a Selective Admission program subject to additional program policies. Policies are strictly enforced and students should work with a Student Success Navigator rather than self-advise. The admission criteria and process are subject to change; students should refer to the Selective Programs Admissions/Physical Therapist Assistant (AS) webpage for the most current information. All PTA technical courses are held at the Fort Walton Beach Campus and students are assigned to clinical practices at various healthcare facilities and outpatient clinics in the region.

General Education


Total General Education Credits Required: 20


Total Core Credits Required: 54


Total Program Credits Required: 74


Suggested Two Year Academic Plan


This program admits students in the fall/spring/summer semester(s). Below is a sample academic plan for these students admitted in the identified semester.

Physical Therapist Assistant (AS) (PTAP)
First Year
Fall Semester
BSC 1085C - Anatomy and Physiology I 4 Credit Hours ♦  
ENC 1101 - English Composition I 3 Credit Hours ♦ ¶  
___ ____ Core General Education Mathematics 3 Credit Hours 
___ ____ Core General Education Humanities 3 Credit Hours   
Take one of the two following Social Sciences courses required to meet the Civic Literacy Competency
requirement:
AMH 2020 - American History II 3 Credit Hours ♦ ¶ Ω  OR
POS 1041 - American Government 3 Credit Hours ♦ ¶ Ω  
NOTE: If you have not already done so, you must pass the Florida Civic Literacy Examination in addition to
completing one of the above courses to meet the Civic Literacy Competency requirement for graduation.
Total Semester Hours: 16
Spring Semester
BSC 1086C - Anatomy and Physiology II 4 Credit Hours  
DEP 2004 - Human Growth and Development 3 Credit Hours  
PHT 1128 - Functional Anatomy and Kinesiology 3 Credit Hours  
PHT 1128L - Functional Anatomy and Kinesiology Lab 2 Credit Hours  
PHT 1007 - Topics in Physical Therapy 3 Credit Hours  
Total Semester Hours: 15
Second Year
Fall Semester
PHT 1931 - PTA Seminar 1 Credit Hour  
PHT 1224 - Therapeutic Techniques and Disabilities 3 Credit Hours  
PHT 1224L - Therapeutic Techniques and Disabilities Lab 2 Credit Hours  
PHT 1200 - Basic Patient Care 2 Credit Hours  
PHT 1200L - Basic Patient Care Lab 2 Credit Hours  
PHT 2301 - Pathological Conditions in PT 3 Credit Hours  
PHT 1800L - Physical Therapy Clinical Practice I 2 Credit Hours  
Total Semester Hours: 15
Spring Semester
PHT 1211 - Physical Therapy Principles and Procedures 2 Credit Hours  
PHT 1211L - Physical Therapy Principles and Procedures Lab 2 Credit Hours  
PHT 2252 - Orthopedic Disabilities and Treatment 2 Credit Hours  
PHT 2252L - Orthopedic Disabilities and Treatment Lab 1 Credit Hour  
PHT 2162 - Neurological Disabilities and Treatment 2 Credit Hours  
PHT 2162L - Neurological Disabilities and Treatment Lab 2 Credit Hours  
PHT 2810L - Physical Therapy Clinical Practice II 4 Credit Hours   
Total Semester Hours: 15
Summer Semester
PHT 2704 - Advanced Rehab Concepts in PT 2 Credit Hours  
PHT 2704L - Advanced Rehab Concepts in PT Lab 1 Credit Hour  
PHT 2930 - Trends in Physical Therapy 2 Credit Hours  
PHT 2820L - Physical Therapy Clinical Practice III 8 Credit Hours  
Total Semester Hours: 13
Total Program Hours: 74

 

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