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.
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
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
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
Summer: Course Title: Credits:
PTA 259 Clinical Experience Orientation 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
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
PROGRAM TOTAL: 68
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.capteonline.org.