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Physical Therapist Assistant


Updated April 2012

The PTA program provides a comprehensive general and technical education that culminates in an Associate of Science degree. 

PTA courses must be completed in the sequence indicated below.

PTA courses are only offered in the semesters indicated below.

The two-year technical education portion of the program must be completed within three years.

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Pre-requisite:   Course Title:                                    Credits:

BIO 211          Anatomy & Physiology I                               4

                                                                   TOTAL:             4


Fall I:              Course Title:                                      Credits:

 PTA 120          Introduction to Physical Therapy                3

PTA 125          Physical Therapy for Function                     4

ENG 101         Composition                                                3

BIO 212          Anatomy and Physiology II                          4

CSA 105          Introduction to Computer Software             3

                                                             TOTAL:                 17


Spring I:          Course Title:                                     Credits:

PTA 235          Kinesiology for Rehabilitation                    4

PTA 253          Pathophysiology for Rehabilitation            3

ENG 102         Literature and Composition                        3

MAT               Math (172 or 201)                                       3

PSY 111         General Psychology                                     3

                                                            TOTAL:                 16


Summer:          Course Title:                                     Credits:

PTA 259          Clinical Experience Orientation                  1

                                                            TOTAL:                   1


Fall II:             Course Title:                                      Credits:

PTA 230          Physical Agents in Physical Therapy           4

PTA 250          Therapeutic Exercise                                   5

PTA 261          PTA Internship I (125 hours)                        3

IDS                 Humanities Elective (210 or 230)                 3

COM 173        Public Speaking                                            3

                                                            TOTAL:                    18


Spring II:         Course Title:                                      Credits:

PTA 258          PTA in the Healthcare Arena                       2

PTA 262          PTA Internship II (225 hours)                       5

PTA 265          PTA Internship III (225 hours)                      5

                                                            TOTAL:                     12


                                          PROGRAM TOTAL:                    68

*Accreditation Notice:

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Norwalk Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone:  703-706-3245; email:; website: