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2011-2012 VSCC Catalog 
2011-2012 VSCC Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physical Therapist Assistant

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This program prepares students to become Mid-level Physical Therapy practitioners. Physical Therapist Assistants work under the direction of a Licensed Physical Therapist in a wide variety of health care facilities. The Vol State program meets the guidelines for accredited curricula and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, 111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Telephone: 703-706-3245

Admission to the program is limited. In order to be eligible for admission into the PTA program, students must successfully complete, with a grade of "C" or better, all of the required 17 hours of general education courses.  Students must also complete AHC 101*, AHC 115*, PTA 110*, and MATH 1130 or MATH 1710 and demonstrate computer competency (either by receiving a "C" or higher in INFS 1010 or receiving a passing score on the Computer Competency Exam). Once students are admitted into the second year of the PTA program, three semesters of continuous full-time intensive study are required for completion. The program begins with the Summer Session. The PTA program classes frequently do not follow the regular College calendar.  The Summer Semester generally begins the last week of May.

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Required General Education Courses

Courses That Fulfill Minimum Degree Requirements

Total General Education Credits: 17

Total Major Core Credits: 50

Total Degree Requirements Credits: 67

Computer Literacy Requirement

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