Prerequisites (11 semester credits) must be completed before a student can be admitted to the PTA program. The student is placed into the college database once the PTA program is chosen as part of the application to Sinclair Community College.
When the prerequisites have been completed, the student is contacted and placed on an (eligibility) list for a future class admission. Additional information is given to assist the student in completing general education requirements and planning for changes in personal responsibilities once in the program. A student is encouraged to meet with an academic advisor to complete a plan for completion.
2.5 Overall Grade Point Average (GPA)
This grade point is necessary for admission and must be maintained until the student begins the program.
BIO 121 - Anatomy and Physiology I - 5 qtr. credit hours or BIO 1121- 3 semester credits
Structure and function of cells, tissues, the integument, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. Emphasis on structural relationships with required BIO 127 lab. Any previous anatomy and physiology coursework being used to meet this requirement, cannot be more than five years old at the time the student begins the program.
ALH 104 - Allied Health Informatics - 2 credit hours or ALH 1101-2 semester credits
Orientation to the use of technology in the health care delivery system including: hardware, software, user interfaces, telecommunications and networks, and health management information systems.
PHY 100 - Introduction to Physics - 4 credit hours or PHY 1106- 3 semester credits
A survey of motion, forces, energy, heat, gas laws, kinetic theory, electricity and magnetism. High School Physics is not accepted to meet this requirement.
PTA 106 - Introduction to Physical Therapy - 1 credit hour or PTA 1106 - 1 semester credit
Purpose, philosophy, history and development of the Physical Therapy profession. PTA duties, PT/PTA relationship, essential functions, legal and ethical responsibilities and professional behaviors, Function of regulatory agencies, licensing bodies and professional associations.
HIM 121- Basic Medical Terminology- 3 credit hours or HIM 1101- 2 semester credits Basic prefixes, roots, and suffixes; disease terminology including anatomic, diagnostic, symptomatic, eponymic terms and standard abbreviations of the basic body systems.
NEW PREREQUISITE REQUIREMENT: TEAS TEST
A student with a PTA major will be required to take the TEAS as a prerequisite to being admitted. The exam must be taken after all developmental courses and one biology prerequisite have been completed.
Students with a Bachelor’s degree or Graduate degree in any discipline or an Associate’s degree in a healthcare program from an accredited institution will not be required to take the TEAS. If the student has taken the TEAS V at another institution within the previous five years, these results may be used.
Students must meet with an Academic Advisor PRIOR TO REGISTERING FOR THE TEAS EXAM, to be deemed eligible to take the test.