PTA Program - Program Requirements
Given the intensity of the program, most Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) students choose to complete all non-PTA coursework prior to beginning the program. In addition, most students choose to work part-time, but if possible we recommend refraining from working while in the program.
The following PTA program course requirements must be passed with a grade C or better.
Non-PTA Coursework Program Prerequisites
These courses must be completed prior to the fall term for which you are applying
|English Composition||3 credits|
|Mathematics General Education Credit Math
(MATH-111, MATH-115, MATH-128 or MATH-130 required)
|3 - 5 credits|
|Biology 210 Anatomy and Physiology 1||4 credits|
|Biology 101 Fundamentals of Biology 1||4 credits|
Other Required Courses for Graduation
|PSYC-101 General Psychology||3 credits|
|Arts and Humanities or English Literature General Education||3 credits|
All non-PTA coursework should be completed prior to or concurrent with PTA 243.
Suggested PTA program sequence
|PTA-101 The Role of the Physical Therapist Assistant||3 credits|
|PTA-111 Clinical Science 1||6 credits|
|PTA-121 Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology||3 credits|
|PSYCH 101 General Psychology||3 credits|
|PTA-113 Modalities||3 credits|
|PTA-099 Neuromuscular Anatomy and Palpation (optional)||3 credits|
|PTA-212 Clinical Science 2||6 credits|
|PTA-221 Pain and Pathology||3 credits|
|PTA-231 Overview of Special Populations||3 credits|
|PTA-241 Clinical Arts 1||4 credits|
|PTA-213 Treatment of Special Populations||6 credits|
|PTA-242 Clinical Arts 2||4 credits|
|PTA-243 Clinical Arts 3||4 credits|
Diversity/ World View requirement met (PTA-101, PTA-111, PTA-212 and PTA-213).
Mid-Maryland Allied Healthcare Education Consortium: Degree awarded by Carroll Community College
You should meet with a college advisor regarding previously completed college courses. Review the college catalog for complete graduation requirements.
After completion of the PTA degree, should you choose to pursue another degree, your general education coursework (English, Math, Science etc.) will transfer according to each college’s policy. PTA designated coursework only transfers to those college’s that accept clinical coursework.