Graduation Requirements (A Minimum of 120 Credits)

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) is designed to prepare graduates for additional career opportunities and advancement within the profession. PTAs currently licensed and working can further their associate’s degree to a Bachelor’s level and follow a program track that best fits the career aspirations. Following the completion of core courses, students choose to follow an education track, business/health service administration track, or clinical track with courses strategically geared towards physical therapy within each.

 

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Graduation Requirements (120 Credits)

Communications (9)
Credit Hours
  • ENC 1101
    English Composition I **
    3
  • ENC 1102
    English Composition II **
    3
  • SPC 1017
    Fundamentals of Oral Communication
    3
Humanities (6)
Credit Hours
  • PHI 1635
    Biomedical Ethics
    3
  •  
    3
Behavioral/Social Science (3)
Credit Hours
  • PSY 1012
    General Psychology "OR"
    3
  • DEP 2004
    Human Growth and Development
    3
Natural Science (11)
Credit Hours
  • BSC 1085C
    Anatomy& Physiology I
    4
  • BSC 1086C
    Anatomy and Physiology II
    4
  • HSC 1531
    Medical Terminology
    3
Mathematics (7)
Credit Hours
  • MAC 1105
    College Algebra I **
    3
  • STA 2014
    Introduction to Statistics ***
    4
Computers (4)
Credit Hours
  • CGS 1030
    Introduction to Information Technology
    4
  • SLS 1501
    College Study Skills
     
Lower Level Courses (31)
Credit Hours
  •  
    31
Upper Level Courses (31)
Credit Hours
  • ENC 3311
    Adnvance Writing & Research
    3
  • HSA 3412
    Cultural Diversity in Healthcare
    3
  • PLA 4522
    Health Care Law
    3
  • HSA 4502
    Risk Management
    3
  • PHI 4103
    Critical Thinking
    3
  • PHT 3351
    Basic Pharmacology for PT Assistants
    3
  • PHT 3506L
    Service Learning in PT
    3
  • PHT 4600
    Basic Research
    3
  • PHT 3209L
    Manual Techniques II
    3
  • PHT 3215C
    Therapeutic Modalities
    3
CONCENTRATIONS
Credit Hours
    Business / HSA Track Upper Level Electives (25)
    Credit Hours
    • MAN 2200
      Principles of Business Management
      3
    • MEA 2335
      Medical Insurance Coding and Billing
      3
    • ACG 2003
      Principles of Accounting I
      3
    • ACG 2003L
      Principles of Accounting I Lab
      1
    • MAR 3712
      Health Care Marketing
      3
    • MAN 3342
      Supervisory Skills
      3
    • MAN 4802
      Entrepeneurship
      3
    • PHT 4511
      Management & Administration in PT
      3
    • PHT 4951
      Professional Capstone
      3
    Education Track Upper Level Electives (25)
    Credit Hours
    • EDF 1005
      Introduction to Education
      3
    • EDF 1030
      Classroom Management
      3
    • EDF 2085
      Teaching Diverse Populations
      3
    • EDF 3430
      Measurement and Evaluation
      3
    • EDF 4730
      Administration and Leadership Communication Tech.
      2
    • SCE 3367
      Methosd of Teaching and Learning in Natural Sciences
      3
    • EDA 3064
      Organizational Behavior in Teaching & Learning Org.
      2
    • PHT 4422
      Teaching and Learning for PTAs
      3
    • PHT 4951
      Professional Capstone
      3
    Clinical Track Upper Level Electives (25)
    Credit Hours
    • PHT 2601
      Evidence Based Practice I
      3
    • PHT 3208C
      Clinical Skills
      3
    • PHT 3305
      Applied Pathophysiology
      3
    • PHT 3148
      Professional Development Seminar - Lifespan
      2
    • PHT 3901L
      Independent Study I
      2
    • PHT 4141C
      PTA Assessment II
      3
    • PHT 4903L
      Independent Study II
      2
    • PHT 4962
      Clinical Proeficiency and Problem Solving
      4
    • PHT 4951
      Professional Capstone
      3

    7. Faculty

    Kelly Krenkel

    Program Director
    Kelly Krenkel PT, DPT
    (305)821-3333 Ext. 1048
    kkrenkel@fnu.edu

    bijlee parsotan

    Academic Coordinator
    Bijlee Parsotan, PTA
    (305) 821-3333 ext. 1051
    bparsotan@fnu.edu

    8. Contact

    Please contact Dr. Krenkel at ptaprogram@fnu.edu with any questions regarding the program.