Physical Therapist Assistant PTA.S.AAS

Associate of Applied Science - 65 Credit Hours

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Rehabilitation Services
Effective as of Fall 2016

Students who want to enroll in the physical therapist assistant program are interested in the human body and discovering how it works. They want to excel at critical thinking and problem solving in order to find safe and functional ways to improve a person’s independence. They have good interpersonal skills and are able to communicate with many different types of people in an effective and professional manner.

What is the program about?

The Physical Therapist Assistant program is designed to be completed in four (4) semesters on a full-time basis when the student begins the technical portion of the program. The degree program consists of open enrollment courses (general education and division specific) and program specific courses with limited enrollment. The open enrollment courses may be taken prior to entry into the limited enrollment courses. The PTA program adheres to a competitive selection process for entry to the limited enrollment courses. To qualify for entry to limited enrollment courses, please see the Applicant Information packet located on the webpage. Students must complete all of the prerequisites and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 for entry into the limited enrollment courses. A grade of C or higher is required in all program courses, and the PTA courses must be taken in sequence.

Program Outcomes

  • Provide quality patient-centered care as outlined in the plan of care developed by the physical therapist and use critical thinking, problem solving, and current evidence to demonstrate competence in administering appropriate tests and measures and selecting safe and effective interventions in order to meet expected outcomes in a fiscally responsible manner.
  • Utilize informatics in the process of continual assessment to identify appropriate personal growth and professional development activities and lifelong learning opportunities for the purpose of striving for excellence in achieving goals, meeting outcomes, and responding to the evolving nature of education, research, and practice.
  • Demonstrate effective use of oral, written, and nonverbal communication and appropriate use of technology to enable the coordination, provision, and documentation of caring and compassionate services, assist with the education of consumers and other health care professionals, and find a shared language and meaning to manage and resolve conflict with integrity and professionalism.
  • Participate in the health care environment in an ethical and legal manner that demonstrates an understanding of the values, roles, and responsibilities of a physical therapist assistant in order to deliberatively work in collaboration with patients and members of the health care team with respect for diversity, culture, and the human experience.

Transferability

Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.

Prerequisites

  • ALH 1101 AND BIO 1141 AND PHY 1106 AND PTA 1000
  • and TEAS

Credentials

In order to become a licensed physical therapist assistant in the state of Ohio, individuals must graduate from an educational program accredited by The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), pass a national licensure exam, and pass the Ohio Physical Therapy Jurisprudence Exam.

Curriculum

Course Title Credits
ALH 1101 Introduction to Healthcare Delivery 2
ALH 2220 Pathophysiology 3
BIO 1141 Principles of Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIO 1147 Lab for Principles of Anatomy & Physiology I 0
BIO 1242 Principles of Anatomy & Physiology II 4
BIO 1248 Lab for Principles of Anatomy & Physiology II 0
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
PHY 1106 Physics for Technology 3
PHY 1107 Lab for Physics for Technology 0
PTA 1000 Introduction to Physical Therapy 2
PTA 1100 Professional Issues 1
PTA 1120 Functional Anatomy Lecture 1
PTA 1125 Functional Anatomy Lab 4
PTA 1135 Introduction to Manual Therapy 2
PTA 1140 Introduction to Therapeutic Exercise Lecture 1
PTA 1145 Introduction to Therapeutic Exercise Lab 2
PTA 1200 Pathology for the Physical Therapist Assistant 3
PTA 1215 Functional Mobility 2
PTA 1220 Neuropathology 1
PTA 1230 Orthopedic Principles & Application Lecture 1
PTA 1235 Orthopedic Principles & Application Lab 2
PTA 1245 Clinical Assessment for the Physical Therapist Assistant 2
PTA 2305 Neuromuscular Rehabilitation 2
PTA 2315 The Medically Complex Patient 1
PTA 2320 Modalities I Lecture 1
PTA 2325 Modalities I Lab 1
PTA 2330 Seminar for Clinical Practicum I 1
PTA 2335 Clinical Practicum I 2
PTA 2400 Advanced Topics 1
PTA 2405 Modalities II 1
PTA 2430 Seminar for Clinical Practicum II 1
PTA 2435 Clinical Practicum II 2
(COM 2206 OR COM 2211 OR COM 2225) 3
(PSY 1100 OR SOC 1101 OR SOC 1145) 3
(MAT 1120 OR MAT 1450) 3
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Program Accreditation Information

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Sinclair Community College's Dayton Campus in Dayton, Ohio is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; e-mail: accreditation@apta.org; website: www.capteonline.org.The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Sinclair Community College's Courseview Campus in Mason, Ohio is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; e-mail: accreditation@apta.org; website: www.capteonline.org.


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