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2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Physical Therapist Assistant (A.A.S.)

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Program Advisor: Contact Sue Grady, 354-6043 (, Javier Herrera, 354-6007 (, or Jessica Sanchez, 806-371-5456 (  

Associate in Applied Science
Major Code - PTHA.AAS

Prepares students for employment in the physical therapy clinic. The PTA graduate works under the supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist. Upon successful completion of the program the graduate is eligible to apply for state licensure.

All of the major requirements must be taken in a sequential order or at the advisement of the department major advisor. All PTHA courses must be completed with a grade of C or above before the student is eligible to advance to the next level of courses.

A grade of C or higher is required for satisfactory completion of all PTHA courses and any prerequisite courses. To continue in the program, a student may repeat a PTHA course only one time and may repeat no more than two PTHA courses while enrolled in the program. The term “repeat” shall be interpreted to mean re-enrollment following withdrawal, drop or unsatisfactory grade.

A student seeking entry into Physical Therapist Assistant must file a specific program application form and complete additional admission procedures as required. Information is available on the PTA website.

Program Requirements

*All Associate (AA, AS) degrees and Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees have a 1 credit hour institutional requirement of EDUC 1100: First Year Seminar.

General Education Requirements (15 Semester Hours)

Communication - 3 hours

Social/Behavioral Sciences - 3 hours

Mathematics/Natural Sciences - 3 hours

  *Additional 1 hour will apply to Major Course Requirements

Language, Philosophy & Culture/Creative Arts - 3 Hours

Institutional Requirement - 3 Hours

Related Required Courses (4 Semester Hours)

Total (66 Semester Hours)

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