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PROGRAM: ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE - PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

Description
       
Fall Semester (1st)      
**ENC 1101 English Composition 1 3 Pre-Req Student must meet the Developmental
Education reading and writing requirements in State Rule 6A-10.0315 (by course, placement score, or eligible exemption).
BSC 2085     Human Anatomy & Physiology 1  3 Pre/Co-Req BSC 2085L
BSC 2085L  Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lab 1 Pre/Co-Req BSC 2085
HIM 2472  Medical Terminology  3  
Mathematics Selection
(MAC 1105 or STA 2023)   
  3 Pre-Req MAT 1033 or Appropriate Placement Score
PHY 1004 Physics with Applications 1    Pre-Req MAT 1033 or Higher
PHY 1004L Physics with Applications 1 Lab 1 Co-Req PHY 1004
  TOTALS 17  
       
Spring Semester (2nd)      
BSC 2086 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 3 Pre-Req BSC 2085; Co-Req BSC 2086L
BSC 2086L Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lab  1 Pre-Req BSC 2085L; Co-Req BSC 2086
PSY 2012   Introduction to Psychology  3    
PHT 1102 Anatomy for the Physical Therapist Assistant 3 Pre-Req BSC 2085, 2085L, PHY 1004, 1004L; Co-Req PHT 1201, 1201L, 1211, 1211L
PHT 1201  Introduction to Physical Therapy  2 Pre-Req BSC 2085, 2085L, PHY 1004, 1004L; Co-Req PHT 1102, 1201L, 1211, 1211L

PHT 1201L
Introduction to Physical Therapy Lab   1 Pre-Req BSC 2085, 2085L, PHY 1004, 1004L; Co-Req PHT 1102, 1201, 1211, 1211L
PHT 1211 Disabilities & Therapeutic Procedures I 2 Pre-Req BSC 2085, 2085L, PHY 1004, 1004L; Co-Req PHT 1102, 1201, 12010, 1211L
PHT 1211L Disabilities & Therapeutic Procedures I Lab  1 Pre-Req BSC 2085, 2085L, PHY 1004, 1004L
Co-Req PHT 1102, 1201, 12010, 1211
Elective
                                        
(MAC 1105, MAT 1033, SPC 1017, PHI 2604, CGS 1060 or CCT, STA 2023)     Pre-Req Check with advisor
  TOTALS 19  
Summer Semester (3rd)      
PHT 2120  Applied Kinesiology 2 Pre-Req BSC 2085, 2085L, PHT 1201,
1201L, 1211, 1211, 1211L
Co-Req PHT 2120L, 2224, 2224L
PHT 2120L  Applied Kinesiology Lab 1 Pre-Req BSC 2085, 2085L, PHT 1201,
1201L, 1211, 1211, 1211L
Co-Req PHT 2120, 2224, 2224L
PHT 2224  Disabilities and Therapeutic Procedures II 3 Pre-Req BSC 2085, 2085L, PHT 1201,
1201L, 1211, 1211, 1211L
Co-Req PHT 2120, 2120L, 2224L
PHT 2224L   Disabilities and Therapeutic Procedures II 2   Pre-Req BSC 2085, 2085L, PHT 1201,
1201L, 1211, 1211, 1211L
Co-Req PHT 2120, 22120L, 2224
Humanities Selection
(ARH 1000, HUM 1020, LIT 2000, MUL 1010, PHI 2010, THE 2000)   
  3 Pre-Req ENC 1101 (for LIT 2000 and PHI 2010)
  TOTALS 11  
       
Fall Semester (4th)      
PHT 2162  Survey of Neurological Deficits  3 Pre-Req PHT 2120, 22120L, 2224, 224L
Co-Req PHT 2701, 2701L
PHT 2701   Rehabilitation Procedures  3 Pre-Req PHT 2120, 22120L, 2224, 224L
Co-Req PHT 2162, 2701L
PHT 2701L Rehabilitation Procedures Lab  2 Pre-Req PHT 2120, 22120L, 2224, 224L
Co-Req PHT 2162, 2701
PHT 2810  Clinical Practice and Conference I 7 Pre-Req PHT 2162, 2701, 2701L
  TOTALS 15  
       
Spring Semester (5th)      
PHT 2931  Seminar 3 Pre-Req PHT 2162, 2701, 2701L
PHT 2820 Clinical Practice and Conference II 9 Pre-Req PHT 2810
  TOTALS 12  
       
  CREDIT GRAND TOTAL 74  
       

Ratio of Credits to Contact Hours

In order to practice safely as a Physical Therapist Assistant, students must complete a predetermined number of classroom or "contact" hours. For this reason, the number of hours you spend in class will be greater than you might expect. A two-credit clinical laboratory course might require a commitment of six hours of class time per week. The required ratio of credits to contact hours is spelled out in detail below.

Contact hours for theory courses are the equivalent of one contact hour per week for 16 weeks for each credit.

Contact hours for clinical laboratory courses are the equivalent of three contact hours per week for 16 weeks for each credit. Science lab courses meet 2 hours per week per credit.

If courses are taught in less than 16 weeks, the total number of required contact hours will be divided by the number of weeks the course is offered. HSC 0003 – Introduction to Health Care must be successfully completed prior to applying to the program.

 

 

All Medical Campus students must complete the FDLE Waiver and Statement form.This form is to authorize dissemination to Miami Dade College - Medical Campus of any national criminal history record that may pertain to you.

In addition, all program students must complete a "background check" through the identified MDC agent https://ibrinc.com/mdc/submit and cleared by the 1st day of class. Depending on your program of study an additional background check may be required. In addition, prior to entry into a clinical site, some clinical sites will require more frequent background checks and clearance.

Successful completion of the MDC level two background check process or completion of a MDC nursing/health sciences program does not guarantee a graduate's eligibility for participation in the professional credentialing process or for related employment. Credentialing agencies and health care employers may have additional eligibility criteria not required by an educational institution. Individuals who have been arrested or convicted of any felony crime during the last 15 years are strongly urged to inquire directly of the licensing board in the jurisdiction in which they intend to practice.

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