Note: This is proposed curriculum beginning January 2018 that is pending approval. If proposed curriculum is not approved, students will also have to take an Historical Knowledge course and an Oral Communications course, bringing the total credits to 69.
BIO* H211+ Anatomy & Physiology I: 4 credits
ENG* H101+ English Composition: 3 credits
Elective+ Mathematics (higher level than MAT* H136/H137): 3 credits
PSY* H111+ General Psychology: 3 credits
Total: 13 credits
First Semester (Spring)
PTA* H120 Introduction to Physical Therapy: 3 credits
PTA* H125 PT for Function: 4 credits
PTA* H130 Functional Anatomy/Kinesiology: 3 credits
BIO* H212+ Anatomy & Physiology II: 4 credits
Total: 14 credits
Second Semester (Fall)
PTA* H145 Physical Agents in Physical Therapy: 3 credits
PTA* H150 PT Interventions I: 4 credits
PTA* H155 Pathophysiology: 3 credits
Elective+ Written Communication (ENG 102 or ENG 200): 3 credits
Total: 13 credits
Third Semester (Spring)
PTA* H250 PT Interventions II: 3 credits
PTA* H253 Neuropathology: 3 credits
PTA* H258 PTA in the Healthcare Arena/ICE: 2 credits
Elective+ Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communication: 3 credits
Total: 11 credits
Fourth Semester (Fall)
PTA* H260 PTA* H262 Physical Therapy Seminar: 2 credits
PTA Internship II: 5 credits
PTA* H265 PTA Internship III: 5 credits
Total: 12 credits
General Education Credits: 23 credits
PTA Credits: 40 credits
Total Program Credits: 63 credits
+ There may be a prerequisite course that must be successfully completed prior to taking the course.
Note: PTA courses must be taken in the designated sequence. General Education courses must be completed in the semester indicated below or may be completed earlier with minimum grades of C. BIO* H211, BIO* H212, and Mathematics elective require minimum grades of C+ and must be completed within five (5) years prior to entering the PTA program.
Some admission and/or program requirements may be met through AP (Advanced Placement) exams, CLEP (College Level Examination Program) exams, and/or institutional credit-by-exam tests. PTA program application process, admission requirements, and/or curriculum may change without notice.
Background Check/Drug Screening Requirement: All accepted students will be required to undergo a background check, including fingerprinting, for felony convictions and a drug screening. A positive drug screen will prevent a student from enrolling in the program. Those with a positive background check may be excluded from clinical sites and may not be able to meet the competencies required for the program. Clinical learning is held at a variety of healthcare sites throughout Connecticut (CT) and these clinical sites are assigned at the discretion of the PTA faculty.
Clinical Education Experiences: The NVCC PTA Program offers clinical education experiences throughout CT. Students may be required to travel over seventy-five (75) minutes to their experiences. Students are required to provide their own transportation, living expenses (as necessary), and any other expenses while on clinical education experiences.