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Curriculum

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Delgado Community College is divided into two parts:

1. Prerequisite Courses, which include general education and required related courses

2. PTA Component, which includes all the PTA courses  

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

Course Number Course Title Credits
ENGL 101 English Composition I   3
MATH 118 Algebra for College Students 3
* Humanities Elective   3

*Refer to Humanities Elective courses listed in the current Delgado Community College Catalog.

 REQUIRED RELATED COURSES:

Course Number Course Title Credits
CHEM 101 Elementary Chemistry 3
PHYS 101 Elementary Physics 3
BIOL 251 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 3
BIOL 253** Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lab 1
BIOL 252 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 3
BIOL 254 Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lab 1
PSYC 127 General Psychology (or higher) 3
HESC 111 Medical Terminology 3

**Prerequisites for BIOL 251/253 are BIOL 141/143 or departmental permission.

NOTE: Science courses over 10 years old may require repetition. Check with the Allied Health Admissions counselor.

REQUIRED COURSE IN MAJOR:

The PTA component of the program begins in August of each year and consists of THREE SEMESTERS OF FULL-TIME, DAY-TIME class work and clinical experiences. The final summer semester of the program is spent in full-time clinical affiliations and may require travel to facilities outside the New Orleans area.

Course Number Course Title Credits
PTAP 201 Intro to PT 1
PTAP 202 Health Care Communications 1
PTAP 203 Functional Anatomy & Kinesiology I 4
PTAP 204 Pathophysiological Conditions I 2
PTAP 205 Clinical Science I 4
PTAP 206 Clinical Science II 4
PTAP 207 Clinical Practice I 1
PTAP 211 The Health Care System 1
PTAP 212 Development Considerations 1
PTAP 213 Functional Anatomy & Kinesiology II 3
PTAP 214 Pathophysiological Conditions II 2
PTAP 215 Clinical Science III 4
PTAP 216 Clinical Science IV 4
PTAP 217 Clinical Practice II 2
PTAP 221 PTA Seminar 1
PTAP 227 Clinical Practice III 8

Total Credit Hours: 72