The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, VA, 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: https://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 601-528-8482 or email eric.shawl@mgccc.edu.



Pre-requisites

Course Credit(s)
BIO 2514 - Anatomy and Physiology I (LEC/LAB) 4
BIO 2524 - Anatomy and Physiology II (LEC/LAB) 4

First Semester

Course Credit(s)
PTA 1123 - Fundamental Concepts of Physical Therapy 3
PTA 1213 - Fundamental Skills for Physical Therapist Assistants 3
PTA 1314 - Kinesiology 4
PTA 1324 - Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation I 4
OTA 1121 - Medical Terminology 1

Total Credits: 15

Second Semester

Course Credit(s)
PTA 1224 - Therapeutic Modalities 4
PTA 2234 - Electrotherapy 4
PTA 2413 - Clinical Education I 3
MAT 1313 - College Algebra 3

Total Credits: 14

Third Semester

Course Credit(s)
PTA 2334 - Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation II 4
PTA 2513 - Medical Conditions and Related Pathology 3
PTA 1132 - PTA Practicum I 2
PSY 1513 - General Psychology 3
SPT 1113 - Public Speaking I 3
ENG 1113 - English Composition I 3

Total Credits: 18

Fourth Semester

Course Credit(s)
PTA 2424 - Clinical Education II 4
PTA 2434 - Clinical Education III 4
PTA 2444 - Clinical Education IV 4
PTA 2523 - Physical Therapy Seminar 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3

Total Credits: 18

Total Required: 73 Credit Hours

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