- Credit Hours: 3
This course covers medical terms, including roots, prefixes, and suffixes, with emphasis on spelling, definition, and pronunciation.
The Physical Therapist Assistant is a skilled technical health-care worker who carries outpatient treatment programs under the supervision of a physical therapist. The assistant works to relieve pain and/or increase function in patients via therapeutic application of heat, cold, light, water, electricity, sound, massage, exercise, gait and functional activity.
Clinical experience is provided in a variety of settings including hospitals, rehabilitation agencies, schools, private practices and long-term care facilities.
The Physical Therapist Assistant curriculum is configured sequentially to allow the student to complete the general education courses (Phase I) in a flexible format. During Phase I, the student can complete not only the general education requirements needed for the associate degree, but can also complete the observation requirements and all necessary documentation required prior to acceptance into the technical portion (Phase II) of the degree. Students must academically qualify to be considered for acceptance to Phase II of the curriculum.
(Hint) For information on completing Phase II to earn the Physical Therapist Assistant Associate Degree, click here.
General education courses for students in the Health Sciences and Nursing Pre-Programs Certificates are available for students in classrooms and laboratories on both the Airport and Beltline Campuses. Allied Health Science courses with a laboratory component are taught only on the Airport Campus in the Health Sciences Building and Lexington Hall. There are no required externships/internships for this program.
All courses must be completed with a “C” or greater in each course. No more than two courses may be repeated and no course may be repeated more than once. The “Repeat Policy” applies to coursework taken at MTC and also at other colleges.
In addition to the college’s placement test, the student must meet the requirements of the Health Science “Course Repeat Policy” to be eligible for admissions to Phase I. Additional specific eligibility and admissions criteria to the Pre-Physical Therapist Assistant program include:
Admission to the first phase of the program at Midlands Technical College does not guarantee admission to the second phase. Completion of Phase I with adherence to the Health Sciences “Course Repeat Policy,” “Course Acceptance Timeframe Policy” and earning a 2.75 GPA is required for interview eligibility to Phase II, but does not guarantee admission to Phase II.
|BIO-210||Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|BIO-211||Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|ENG-101||English Comp I||3|
|ENG-102||English Comp II||3|
|MAT-120||Probability and Statistics||3|
|Approved Humanities Elective||3|
|Total Credit Hours||29|