A.S. Degree:

43 units with a minimum “C” grade plus General Education and graduation requirements for a total of 73 units.

College of the Sequoias’ Associate Degree General Education (COS-GE) 25 NOTE: Required courses that double count for specific COS GE AREAs are designed in the COS GE column. Students earning a degree in Physical Therapist Assistant are exempt from the 2-unit PE subject requirement and the 1-unit Information Competency requirement

 

Certificate:

Certificate not available.

Transfer:

Transfer preparation varies from university to university. Meet with a Cos counselor to review requirements.

 

 

 

A.S. Degree

The program is accredited and successful completion of the requirements qualifies the graduate to sit for the National Physical Therapist Assistant Examination. The successful PTA may begin employment in wide variety of entry level positions. Jobs are readily available and there is full employment for those who choose to work.


Upon admission to the program you must have the following:

 

  •        Current American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR Card
  •        Health Clearance (Current on Immunizations and Physical Exam)
  •        Current California Drivers License
  •        Current California automobile insurance and use of an automobile
  •        Pass a Background and Drug screen Test

 

 

 

PTA Courses required AFTER admission into the program:                                                                 Units           

 

1st Semester

 

            PTA 121       Fundamentals for the PTA

 

2

 

            PTA 125       Basic Principles of Patient Management

3

 

            PTA 128   Kinesiology

3

 

            PTA 128   Engineering and Physics For PTA

1

 

           

 

2nd Semester           

            PTA 130       Physical Agents and Modalities

3

 

            PTA 139       Pathophysiology

2

 

            PTA 140       Administration for the PTA

1

 

            PTA 148       Orthopedics

3

 

            PTA 150       Clinical Education I

3

 

            

 

3rd Semester           

            PTA 145       Neurorehabilitation for the PTA

3

 

            PTA 152       Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation 

3

 

            PTA 155       Therapeutic Exercise

4

 

           

 

4th Semester          

            PTA 160       Clinical Education   II

5.0

 

            PTA 161       Clinical Education   III 

6.0

 

            PTA 170       Seminar for the PTA

1

 

 

 

 

Total Core Course Units Required:                                                                              

43

 

Minimum Support Course Units:

0

 

Total Units Required:

43

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