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Physical Therapist Assistant Program

ON-CAMPUS CURRICULUM

On-Campus PTA Program
Spring Semester I
PTAP 110 Introduction to PTA 3
PTAP 125 Clinical Kinesiology 4
PTAP 130 Pathophysiology 3
PTAP 150 Procedures I 4
  Total 14
Summer Term II
PTAP 140 Therapeutic Exercise 3
PTAP 160 Procedures II 3
  Total 6
Fall Semester II
PTAP 210 Principles of Rehabilitation 5
PTAP 230 Full-Time (minimum 40 hours/week) Clinical Externship (Acute/Inpatient) 4
PTAP 250 Procedures III 4
PTAP 260 Seminar 2
  Total 15
Spring Semester II
PTAP 270 Full-Time (minimum 40 hours/week) Clinical Externship (Outpatient) 7
PTAP 290 Full-Time (minimum 40 hours/week) Clinical Externship (Rehabilitation) 7
  Total 14
  Total PTA Program Credits 49
 
The PTA Curriculum at San Juan College is at 80 weeks or the equivalent of 5 semesters. This curriculum format allows a high school graduate to start the program immediately upon graduation and to finish the program within 80 weeks. The program is divided into the following terms/semesters:
 
Summer Term I and II one 18 week semester
Fall Semester I one 16 week semester
Spring Semester I one 16 week semester
Fall Semester II one 16 week semester
Spring Semester II one 14 week semester


Total of 5 Semesters Total of 80 Weeks
 
There are multiple length sessions designed to facilitate maximum flexibility for summer students. The two PTA sessions of Summer Term I and II are considered to be the equivalent to a traditional semester.
 

For more information, please call Sandra Sorrelhorse at 505-566-3562. Or send an email to pta@sanjuancollege.edu.