*Asterisk indicates program-required non-core courses
SUNY Orange Catalog 2019-2020 (This link will open a PDF document in a new window. Scroll to pages 208-210 for the PTA course descriptions.)
Note: Support Module #PTA010 - "Clinical Applications for the PTA" (Scroll to page 208) is a 1 unit course which is intended to provide support for students taking first semester PTA program courses.
Note: Support Module #PTA012 - "Kinesiology Support Module" (Scroll to page 209) is a 1 unit course which is intended to provide support for students taking second semester Kinesiology.
The support module courses listed above are optional and are not applicable to the Associate Degree.
1st Semester (Fall: First Year)
|ENG101*||Freshman English I||3|
|BIO111*||Anatomy & Physiology I||4|
|PTA103||Intro to Physical Therapy||2|
|PTA105||Medical Conditions for the PTA||3|
2nd Semester (Spring: First Year)
|ENG102*||Freshman English II||3|
|BIO112*||Anatomy & Physiology II||4|
|PED 224||Introduction to Exercise Principles||2|
3rd Semester (Fall: Second Year)
|PSY111*||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|PED202*||Basic Exercise Physiology||3|
|PTA205||Clinical Education I||3|
|PTA207||Tests & Measurement Skills for the PTA||4|
4th Semester (Spring: Second Year)
|PTA206||Clinical Education II||3|
|PTA208||Contemporary Practice for the PTA||3|
SUMMER SESSION 1 (Summer: Second Year)
|PTA220||Clinical Education III||3|
|Total Program Credits:||66|
Students may take non-core courses (except Introduction to Exercise Principles) listed above with an asterisk prior to beginning the PTA courses. Once enrolled in the core PTA courses, students must complete all courses in sequence as courses within each semester relate together and courses build from semester to semester. The summer session between the first and second year can be used to off-load general education courses that are part of the second year, however they must be completed no later than the semester they fall into sequence with the core courses.
Students who elect to take Anatomy & Physiology I and/or II prior to beginning the core PTA courses must complete these within five years of beginning the PTA courses. Courses that are more than five years old but less than ten years old will be accepted, provided that students successfully complete comprehensive exams.
A minimum grade of C (75%) is required in all PTA--- series courses, and a 2.0 GPA is required in Anatomy & Physiology I & II, Basic Exercise Physiology, and Introduction to Exercise Principles for progression in and graduation from the program.
Students will be allowed to participate in May graduation ceremonies provided that they have successfully completed all course and clinical requirements with the exception of course #PTA220. Students will be required to register and pay for the third (last) clinical education course (#PTA220-CE III) which is offered in the summer session. Payment needs to be received by the Student Accounts prior to attending any/all clinical education courses in order to insure activation of liability insurance.