Physical Therapist Assistant Courses

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Required number of credits: 71
Program Start: Summer

2021–2022 Suggested Sequence of Study

The following suggested sequence of study is for new full-time students starting the program Fall 2021, Spring 2022, or Summer 2022. Part-time students should visit with a program advisor for a modified sequence of study.

When registering for classes refer to your Academic Evaluation to see your specific program requirements and ensure proper registration.

Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

Pre-Program Coursework

A minimum of one semester of high school or college level physics class with a grade of “C” or higher must be completed by the end of Term 0 to be considered for transition from pre-program to in-program status.

BIO-168 must be completed with a grade of "B" or higher within the last ten years of starting the Physical Therapist Assistant program coursework unless waived by the program chair.

BIO-173 must be completed with a grade of "B" or higher.

A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher must be achieved for Term 0 and Term 1 coursework.

All pre-program coursework must be scheduled to be completed no later than the end of Term 1 – Spring prior to the program's summer start.

Also see Admissions Requirements for more information.

You are not eligible for the Iowa Vocational Technical Tuition Grant while taking prerequisite courses.

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Term 0: Pre-Program Prerequisites
BIO-168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I E 4 $846.00
ENG-105 Composition I O E 3 $622.50
HSC-108 Introduction to Health Professions
Must be completed by the end of Term 0
2 $415.00
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology O E 3 $622.50
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication O E 3 $622.50
Total Credits 15

Term 1 — Spring
BIO-173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II E 4 $878.00
HSC-113 Medical Terminology 2 $415.00
MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts O E 3 $622.50
PSY-121 Developmental Psychology O E 3 $622.50
Total Credits 12

Technical Program Coursework

Term 2 — Summer
PTA-120 Kinesiology 3 $820.50
PTA-150 Pathophysiology 3 $622.50
PTA-310 PTA Clinical I 4WK2 1 $469.50
Total Credits 7

Term 3 — Fall
PTA-111 PTA Fundamentals 12WK1 4 $1130.00
PTA-194 Therapeutic Agents I 12WK1 3 $703.50
PTA-211 Musculoskeletal I 12WK1 3 $679.50
PTA-231 Therapeutic Exercise for PTA 12WK1 3 $622.50
PTA-350 PTA Clinical II 4WK2 2 $535.00
Total Credits 15

Term 4 — Spring
PTA-113 Fundamentals for PTA II 12WK1 3 $647.50
PTA-195 Therapeutic Agents II 12WK1 3 $622.50
PTA-212 Musculoskeletal II 12WK1 3 $622.50
PTA-248 PTA Neurology 12WK1 4 $830.00
PTA-400 PTA Clinical III 4WK2 2 $415.00
Total Credits 15

Term 5 — Summer
PTA-284 PTA Professional Issues 2 $415.00
PTA-450 PTA Clinical IV 5 $1311.50
Total Credits 7

Course Cost Calculation

Resident tuition and fees x course credits + course fee if applicable.

Course calculations are based on 2021–2022 tuition and fees and course fees.

The course cost calculation does not include:

Contact Information

Academic/College Success Advisor

Lisa Ciesielski
Student Services
Hawkeye Center 208
319-296-4433
Email Lisa Ciesielski
Schedule an appointment with Lisa Ciesielski

Program Director and Advisor

Melissa Schneider
Health Education and Services Center 228
319-296-4434
Email Melissa Schneider

Administrative Assistant

Brenda Bartz
Health Education and Services Center 222
319-296-4010
319-296-4051 (fax)
Email Brenda Bartz

Dean

Science and Health Sciences

Dr. Gene Leutzinger, DNP
Grundy Hall 135
319-296-4457
Email Dr. Gene Leutzinger

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