[Note: The following is the Program Outline with prerequisites for the cohort entering the PTA program in 2013.
Changes to the prerequisites and program are in process for 2014. Please contact LWIT advising for more information.]
Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)
Associate of Applied Science Degree
The Physical Therapist Assistant AAS degree prepares students to work as a PTA in a variety of settings including hospitals, long-term care facilities, outpatient clinics, pediatric facilities and home-health agencies. PTAs provide physical therapy interventions under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist to people of all ages with health-related conditions which limit their ability to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives. Students are trained in procedural interventions such as exercises for mobility, strength, balance or coordination, training for functional activities, therapeutic massage, and the use of modalities and physical agents. Students are trained in nonprocedural interventions such as communication, education, coordination of care and documentation. Clinical affiliations occur in a variety of off-campus settings.
The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: (703) 706-3245; email: email@example.com; website: www.capteonline.org.
Physical Therapist Assistant AAS degree graduates will:
- Be prepared to obtain an entry-level position in their field
- Perform safe, effective, and ethical entry-level physical therapy services under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist
- Be prepared to engage in lifelong learning and career development as a physical therapist assistant in order to maintain industry competitiveness
- Demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, intercultural appreciation, and technical and information literacy skills
- Meet Social Science, Humanities, Written Communication, and Quantitative Reasoning distribution area outcomes
It is the student's responsibility to discuss sequencing and work out their individual schedule with a counselor or advisor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.
Admission to the PTA program is selective. In order to be considered for admission applicants must complete prerequisite courses with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and fulfill PTA program application requirements.
Admission Date: Summer
|BIOL&||175||Human Biology w/Lab||5|
|PHYS&||114||General Physics I w/Lab||5|
|PTA||110||PTA Procedures I||6|
|PTA||120||Topics in Physical Therapy I||2|
|PTA||121||Topics in Physical Therapy II||3|
|PTA||140||PTA Procedures II||6|
|PTA||150||PTA Procedures III||6|
|PTA||160||PTA Procedures IV||6|
|PTA||170||PTA Procedures V||6|
|PTA||220||Clinical Affiliation I||4|
|PTA||122||Topics in Physical Therapy III||3|
|PTA||240||PTA Procedures VI||6|
|PTA||250||PTA Procedures VII||4|
|PTA||221||Clinical Affiliation II||7|
|PTA||222||Clinical Affiliation III||7|
Academic Core Requirements
|- or -|
|Total Program Credits||92|
See Academic Core for a list of all applicable courses for each of the categories listed above.
*Any Quantitative Reasoning course which has MATH 098 or MATH 099 as a prerequisite