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The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program prepares students to assist the supervising physical therapist in providing physical therapy care. The 1+1 curriculum design includes the equivalent of one year of general education coursework and a second year of physical therapy technical courses. All first-year program prerequisites must be completed prior to being considered for admission into the second year. The program is competitive and draws many applicants. A maximum of twenty students are selected based on academic performance, recommendation scores (based on clinical observation assignment as a part of ALH 102-Introduction to Physical Therapy) and interview scores. Those not accepted can apply for the following year or seek advisement on other possible career options.
Once accepted into the PTA program, the student begins the second year (technical phase) which includes academic and laboratory components taught at the Oak Ridge campus, and clinical components located in regional healthcare facilities. The second year requires full-time participation and lasts one calendar year from August to August. Second year students will be required to attend an orientation session and be certified (and maintain certification) in Basic First Aid and Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (CPR) through the American Heart Association prior to the start of classes. Classes taken during the second year must be taken in sequence and require a full-time course load. During the second year, students may be required to travel within the East Tennessee region to clinical facilities.
In addition to general entrance requirements for the Allied Health Sciences programs, the applicants for the PTA program must:
|BIOL||2010||Human Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|MATH||1530||Probability and Statistics non-Calculus based||3|
|ALH||102||Introduction to Physical Therapy||2|
|Oct||Meet with Success Coach or Advisor
Attend Group Advising Session
|Nov||Register for next term|
|PHIL||1030||Introduction to Philosophy OR||3|
|PHIL||121||Introduction to Religions of the World OR|
|PHIL||201||Elementary Ethics - Recommeded|
|BIOL||2020||Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|PSYC||1030||General Psychology OR||3|
|PSYC||2130||Life Span Psychology - Recommeded|
|ALH||118||Terminology for Medical Communications||2|
Apply to PTA Program through Raidernet
|Mar||Meet with Success Coach or Advisor|
|April||Register for next term|
|June||Interview for PTA Program
Informational meeting for accepted students
|PTA||141||Patient Care Techniques||4|
|PTA||238||Clinical Preparation I||2|
|Aug||Mandatory orientation for new candidates|
|Sept||Complete criminal background check and CPR
Complete Intent to Graduate with Faculty Advisor
|Nov||Register for next term|
|PTA||214||Treatment of Medical and Surgical Conditions||3|
|PTA||235||Advanced Physical Therapy Procedures I||6|
|PTA||236||Advanced Physical Therapy Procedures II||6|
|PTA||239||Clinical Preparation II||2|
|Feb||Take Exit Exam (ETS Proficiency Profile)|
|Mar||Apply for Tennessee License
Register for Summer term
|May||Register to take NPTE|
|PTA||256||Clinical Education I||5|
|PTA||257||Clinical Education II||5|
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Program Deadline: May 15
Students pursuing this program will be advised by the Allied Health Sciences Division.
This program is designed for students who plan to enter the workforce upon graduation. Students intending to transfer to a baccalaureate program are advised that they should check with their academic advisor and the four-year institution regarding specific transfer of courses.
The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Roane State Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: (703) 706-3245; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org
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