Programs of Study Home | Programs of Study | Physical Therapist Assistant Placement/Transfer 94% That's right! Ninety-four percent of SCC's 2013-2014 graduates found work or continued their education. Placement Physical Therapist Assistant Featured Videos WelcomeSCCs Physical Therapist Assistant program trains students to provide physical therapy treatments and procedures. Therapists may, in accordance with state laws, assist in the development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, document the progress of treatment, and modify specific treatments in accordance with patient status and within the scope of treatment plans established by a physical therapist.You're a Good Fit for this program because . . . OverviewStudents in SCC's program are educated in the skills and knowledge required for entry-level practice as a physical therapist assistant. Effective communication with patients, caregivers, and members of the health care team, clinical decision making, and personal and professional development through lifelong learning are some of the requirements of a physical therapist assistant. Students also learn to practice within the legal, ethical and professional standards established by the state of Nebraska and the American Physical Therapy Association. The didactic portion is comprised of classes and labs on SCC's Lincoln campus. The clinical component involves on-site education at facilities that have been pre-approved by Southeast Community College and the SCC PTA Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education. Program graduates become eligible to take the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy Examination and apply for state certification or licensure.The Physical Therapist Assistant program at SCC is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, 1111 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA 22314; Telephone: 703-706-3245; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education Website. Get started by reading our Pre-health Admission Requirements.Employment OutlookAccording to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment is expected to grow 41 percent through 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for physical therapy services is expected to increase in response to the health care needs of an older population and growing rates of chronic conditions such as diabetes and obesity. Recent SCC graduates are reporting an average hourly wage of $21.30.Starting TermsThe program admits 24 new students one time per year in the Winter Quarter (January). Acceptance to the program is contingent upon successful completion of the prerequisite courses. Refer to Program Requirements for further details.Please contact Bridget Clark, PT, MPT, Program Chair, or Ian Thompson, PTA, ACCE with concerns regarding the PTA Program.Physical Therapist Assistant-AASCurriculumProgram ClassesTake the following;PTAS-1100 Intro to Physical TherapyPTAS-1101 Kinesiology for PTAPTAS-1102 Pathophysiology for PTAPTAS-1103 Physical Therapy & Exercise IPTAS-1104 Therapeutic Modalities IPTAS-1202 Phys Therapy Skills & Exec IIPTAS-1203 Therapeutic Modalities IIPTAS-1204 Document in Clinical ServicesPTAS-1205 Advanced ProceduresPTAS-1206 Health Systems & IssuesPTAS-1207 Professional IssuesPTAS-1301 Clinical Education IPTAS-1302 Clinical Education IIPTAS-1303 Clinical Education IIITake HMRS-1320 or SOCI-2150 or SOCI-1020HMRS-1320 Multicultural CompetencySOCI-2150 Issues of Unity and DiversitySOCI-1020 Diversity in SocietyGeneral Education RequirementsTake SPCH-1090, SPCH-1110, OR SPCH-2810SPCH-1090 Fund of Human CommunicationsSPCH-1110 Public SpeakingSPCH-2810 Business & Professional CommunTake ENGL-1010 OR higherENGL-1010 Composition IENGL-1015 Composition & LiteratureTake MATH-1150 or higherMATH-1150 College AlgebraMATH-1180 Elementary StatisticsMATH-1200 TrigonometryMATH-1300 PrecalculusMATH-1400 Applied CalculusMATH-1600 Calc & Analytic Geometry IMATH-2030 Contemporary MathematicsTake BIOS-1140/2130 or BIOS-1210/1220BIOS-1140 Human AnatomyBIOS-2130 Human PhysiologyBIOS-1210 Human Anatomy & Physiology IBIOS-1220 Human Anatomy & Physiology IITake PSYC-1810PSYC-1810 Introduction to PsychologyTake MEDA-1210;MEDA-1101 Basic Medical TerminologyMEDA-1201 Medical Terminology 2MEDA-1210 Comprehensive Medical TermRequirementsProgram Requirements & Student ResponsibilitiesAdmission requirements:Application to the program.Completion of all prerequisite courses with the required GPA.Completed self-advising sheet.Program Requirements:All students must receive a cumulative GPA of 2.5 in the general education courses and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 in the science courses. Science courses include Anatomy, Physiology, Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Physics and Basic Nutrition. General education courses include oral communication, written communication, math, social science, computer technology and related courses required by the programs, such as Medical Terminology.Anatomy and Physiology must have been taken in the last five years. CPR for Healthcare Providers is required prior to clinical education (PTAS 1301).A Health Statement must be submitted when requested by program faculty.A criminal background check is required of each student in this program. Based on the outcome of the background check, a student may be prevented from taking certain courses, accessing certain laboratory experiences, or completing the program. A non-refundable fee of $45 will be assessed for this CBC. Please note: Misdemeanor or felony convictions may prevent a graduate from acquiring a state license. (Contact the State Licensing Board if there are questions.)A two-step skin test for tuberculosis and/or a chest X-ray are required. Flu immunization may be required.All PTAS courses completed with a grade of 75% (C+) or higher to progress through the program (and must be taken in sequence.)Program orientation must be completed when invited by program faculty.Ten hours of job-shadowing must be completed and the Job Shadow Information Form submitted when requested by program faculty.Anatomy and Physiology must have been taken within the last five years. Other Links:Self-Advising SheetHealth Statement LetterHealth StatementPhysicians Lab Immunization InformationJob Shadow Information Form Essential FunctionsClinical Education Requests for information on the Clinical Education program, including clinical sites and rules and regulations, should be made to Ian Thompson, PTA, Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education.CostsIt appears your Web browser is not configured to display PDF files. 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