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NOVA 2012-2013 College Catalog: Programs of Study


PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT Code: 1800 Catalog Year: 2012-2013
Associate of Applied Science Degree   MEC
  Courses Credits Grade
1NAS 150 Human Biology 4  
HLT 141 Intro to Medical Terminology 1  
Total   5  
Two Years
ENG 111 College Composition I 3  
4___ ___    Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3  
2MTH Elective 3  
PED 220 Adult Health and Development 2  
2PSY 200 Principles of Psychology 3  
PTH 105 Intro to Physical Therapy 3  
PTH 115 Kinesiology for the Physical Therapist Assistant 5  
PTH 121 Therapeutic Procedures I 5  
PTH 122 Therapeutic Procedures II 5  
PTH 131 Clinical Education I 3  
PTH 151 Musculoskeletal Structure and Function 5  
PTH 210 Psychological Aspects of Therapy 2  
PTH 225 Rehabilitation Procedures 5  
PTH 227 Pathological Conditions 3  
PTH 231 Clinical Education II 5  
PTH 232 Clinical Education III 5  
PTH 245 Professional Issues 3  
SDV 101 Orientation to Health Care 1  
Total   64  
Total credits for the Physical Therapist Assistant A.A.S.=69 (includes 5 prerequisite credits)

1BIO 141-142 Human Anatomy and Physiology I-II or NAS 161-162 Health Science I-II may be substituted for NAS 150. Although students who have graduated with a transfer-oriented A.A., A.S., or A.A. & S. degree or any baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited United States institution of higher education will have most of their general education considered as met, they must meet the math and science requirements specified for this program. Exceptions must be approved by the division dean responsible for the student's curriculum.

2 PSY 201-202 may be substituted for PSY 200.

3 Math elective may be selected from any MTH course 151 or above.

4 Humanities/fine arts elective may be selected from the humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.