Degrees and Certificates

Physical Therapist Assistant (AS)

Degree Requirements for the Associate of Science

Major Courses (30 Credit Hours)
AL 170 Physical Therapy Procedures I (3)
AL 171 Musculoskeletal Assessment in Physical Therapy (3)
AL 186 Cardiopulmonary Assessment in Allied Health (2)
AL 261 Therapeutic Modalities in Physical Therapy (3)
AL 264 Physical Therapy Clinical I (3)
AL 265 Applied Neurophysiology (3)
AL 268 Integumentary Assessment in PT (2)
AL 271 Health Policy and Systems in Physical Therapy (2)
AL 272 Current Topics in Physical Therapy (2)
AL 273 Physical Therapy Issues (1)
AL 279 Physical Therapy Clinical II (6)

Correlate Courses (20 Credit Hours)
AL 101 Foundations of Health Care (3)
AL 320 Human Disease (3)
BI 255 Human Physiology & Lab (4)*
BI 275 Human Anatomy & Lab (4)*
KN 321 Kinesiology (3)
KN 326 Physiology of Exercise (3)
* If Anatomy and Physiology are taken at Washburn, Intro to Biology is a prerequisite.

University General Education Requirements
6 hours Humanities
MA 110, 116 or higher
3 hours Natural Sciences
6 hours Social Sciences

Student Curriculum (Suggested Schedule)

Summer Session (5 credits)
BI 100 Introduction to Biology (3)
BI 101 Intro to Biology Lab (2)

First Semester (16 Credit hours)
AL 170 Physical Therapy Procedures (3)
BI  275  Human Anatomy & Lab (4)
AL 101 Foundations of Health Care (3)
EN 101 Freshman Composition (3)
MA 110 Exploring Mathematics OR College Algebra MA 116 (3)

Second Semester (16 Credit Hours)
AL 171 Musculoskeletal Assessment in Physical Therapy (3)
AL 261 Therapeutic Modalities in Physical Therapy (3)
BI 255  Human Physiology & Lab (4)
KN 321 Kinesiology (3)
AL 320 Human Disease (3)

Third Semester (7 credit hours: summer semester)
AL 271 Health Policy and Systems in Physical Therapy (2)
AL 186 Cardiopulmonary Assessment in Allied Health (2)
AL 264 Clinical Affiliation I (3)

Fourth Semester (16 credit hours)
AL 265 Applied Neurophysiology (3)
AL 268 Integumentary Assessment in Physical Therapy (2)
AL 272 Current Topics in Physical Therapy (2)
KN 326 Physiology of Exercise (3)
Humanities (3)
Social Science (3)

Fifth Semester (15 credit hours)
AL 279 Physical Therapy Clinical II (6)
AL 273 Physical Therapy Issues (1)
Humanities (3) ONLINE
Social Science (3) ONLINE
KN 198 Lifetime Wellness (2) ONLINE

*** Please note, if you are taking Human Anatomy OR Human Physiology from Washburn University, the required prerequisite is BI 100 & 101 Introduction to Biology and Lab and must be taken in the summer session prior to beginning the PTA Program.

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