Associate of Science, Physical Therapist Assistant

82.5 hours --

The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Central Methodist University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website:

Common Core (27.5 Hours): for a list of approved common core courses, see page 54
Foundations 10.5 hours
CMU101/102 1.5 hours
Freshman Writing (Must be eligible to take or have taken the equivalent of EN120 prior to acceptance into the program) 3 hours
Oral Communications 3 hours
Math/Algebra/Statistics:(Must be eligible to take or have taken the equivalent to MA103 prior to acceptance into the program.) 3 hours
Understanding Human Nature 12 hours
Religion 3 hours
Social Science with Constitution 3 hours
Literature 3 hours
Valuing or Social Science (MUST take: PY101-General Psychology) 3 hours
Exploring the Nature of the Universe 5 hours
BI109 Anatomy and Physiology with Lab 5 hours

Physical Therapist Assistant Additional Prerequisite Courses: (6 hours)

PY223 Developmental Psychology
AH212 Medical Terminology
3 hours
3 hours
Physical Therapist Assistant Program (49 Hours)
PTA100 Introduction to Physical Therapist 2
PTA101 Essential Skills for the Physical Therapist Assistant 4
PTA102 Kinesiology for the Physical Therapist Assistant 4
PTA103 Modalities for the PTA 4
PTA104 Functional Human Anatomy 3
PTA200 Therapeutic Exercise 4
PTA205 PTA Clinical Education I 4
PTA201 Pathophysiology for the PTA 3
PTA202 PTA Orthopedic Rehabilitation 4
PTA206 Clinical Education II 4
PTA203 Neuromuscular Rehabilitation 5
PTA204 PTA Seminar 2
PTA207 PTA Clinical Education III 6