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  Nov 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Associate in Arts, Focus in Physical Therapist Assistant


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The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program is offered in partnership with Broward College and FSW. This partnership provides an opportunity for students to complete the Broward College sponsored Physical Therapist Assistant Program locally on the FSW Fort Myers campus.

The Associate in Arts (AA) Focus in Physical Therapist Assistant guides students to complete the correct courses to apply to the limited access degree program. All students considering a limited access program should review the application for the requirements and application deadlines. It is not a requirement to complete the entire AA degree before or after application to the PTA Program.

Admission points will be awarded for Required Courses completed with a grade of "C" or better before the application deadline. These courses are utilized to rank students for program acceptance. It is not mandatory to have all Required Courses completed before the application deadline; some of the Required Courses can be taken after acceptance to the PTA program.

Required Courses for Physical Therapist Assistant, AA: 23 Credits


  • ENC 1101  Composition l 3 credits must complete with a grade of "C" or better

 

  • STA 2023  Statistical Methods l 3 credits must complete with a grade of "C" or better

      or

  • MGF 1106  Liberal Arts Math 3 credits must complete with a grade of "C" or better

      or

  • MAC 1105  College Algebra 3 credits must complete with a grade of "C" or better

 

  • HSC 1531  Medical Terminology 3 credits

 

  • BSC 1093C  Anatomy and Physiology I 4 credits

      or 

  • BSC 1085C  Anatomy and Physiology I 4 credits

              

  • BSC 1094C  Anatomy and Physiology II 4 credits

      or 

  • BSC 1086C  Anatomy and Physiology II 4 credit

 

  • PSY 2012  Introduction to Psychology 3 credits
  • Core Humanities General Education Course 3 credits
     

Remaining General Education Courses for AA: 18 credits


  • ENC 1102  - Composition ll 3 credits *Must complete with a grade of "C" or better
  • Any Communication General Education Course 3 credits
  • Writing Intensive Social Sciences Course 3 credits *Must complete with a grade of "C" or better
  • Any Social Sciences General Education Course 3 credits
  • Writing Intensive Humanities Course 3 credits *Must complete with a grade of "C" or better
  • Any Mathematics General Education Course 3 credits *Must complete with a grade of "C" or better

Remaining Elective Courses for AA: 19 credits


  • Any 1000 or 2000 level course 19 credits

Total Credits: 60


Foreign Language Competency Requirement


In accordance with Florida Statute 1007.25, students initially entering a Florida College System Institution in 2014-2015 and thereafter must demonstrate competency in foreign language pursuant to guidelines set in Florida Statute 1007.262.

The Foreign Language Competency Requirement may be met by:

  • 2 years of the same High School Foreign Language, or
  • Documented foreign language proficiency through testing, or
  • 2 semesters of the same College Level Foreign Language (level II proficiency), or
  • Level II proficiency - this criterion occurs when a student has completed the second course of a sequence of college foreign language without completing the first course.  For example, if a student has successfully completed a college-level Spanish II but not Spanish I, then the student has met the Foreign Language Competency requirement.

Students should check with their Academic Advisor for additional information, or if they are unsure whether they have already met this requirement.

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