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Physical Therapist Assistant – Associate Degree

Credential: A.A.S.
Code: A45620

*Collaborative Agreement with Fayetteville Technical Community College (See Description below)

The Physical Therapist Assistant curriculum prepares graduates to work in direct patient care settings under supervision of physical therapists. Assistants work to improve or restore function by alleviation or prevention of physical impairment and perform other essential activities in a physical therapy department.

Course work includes normal human anatomy and physiology, the consequences of disease or injury, and physical therapy treatment of a variety of patient conditions affecting humans throughout the life span.

Graduates may be eligible to take the licensure examination administered by the NC Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. Employment is available in general hospitals, rehabilitation centers, extended care facilities, specialty hospitals, home health agencies, pribate clinics, and public school systems.

*Bladen Community College is authorized to offer select courses leading to an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Physical Therapist Assistant through a collaborative agreement with Fayetteville Technical Community College. Students must fulfill select admissions requirements to be accepted and to enroll into the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Fayetteville Technical Community College. Fayetteville Technical Community College will award the Associate in Applied Science Degree to any student successfully completing all the state requirements of their program.


Course Prefix, No. Title Class Lab Clinical Credit
ACA 115 Success & Study Skills 0 2 0 1
BIO 168 Anatomy & Physiology I 3 3 0 4
CIS 113 Computer Basics 0 2 0 1
ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry 3 0 0 3
BIO 169 Anatomy & Physiology II 3 3 0 4
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3
PSY 241 Developmental Psychology 3 0 0 3
COM 231 Public Speaking 3 0 0 3
_____ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 0 3