• Physical Therapist Assistant Degree Map


  • Course Map – Associate of Applied Science (Physical Therapist Assistant) to Portland State University, BA/BS in Health Studies: Applied Health & Fitness

    First Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    AH110 Medical Language for Healthcare Settings 2
    PTA101 Physical Therapy Interventions I 5
    PTA101L Physical Therapy Interventions I Lab 2
    PTA105 Introduction to Physical Therapy 2
    PTA121 Clinical Kinesiology 4
    Term Credits: 15
    Second Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    PTA102 Physical Therapy Interventions II 5
    PTA102L Physical Therapy Interventions II Lab 2
    PTA106 Contemporary Issues in Physical Therapy 2
    PTA122 Manual Techniques 2
    Health and Physical Education requirement‡ 1
    Term Credits: 12
    Third Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    PTA103 Physical Therapy Interventions III 5
    PTA103L Physical Therapy Interventions III Lab 2
    PTA107 Introduction to Clinical Practice 2
    PTA123 Tests and Measures 2
    Health/Physical Education Requirement‡ 1
    Term Credits: 12
    Fourth Quarter (Summer)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    PTA251 Clinical Applications I 1
    PTA261 Clinical Affiliation I 8
    Term Credits: 9
    Fifth Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    PTA201 Physical Therapy Interventions IV 4
    PTA201L Physical Therapy Interventions IV Lab 1
    PTA262 Clinical Affiliation II 8
    Health and Physical Education requirement‡ 1
    Term Credits: 14
    Sixth Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    PTA202 Physical Therapy Interventions V 5
    PTA202L Physical Therapy Interventions V Lab 2
    PTA257 Quality Assurance and Physical Therapy Employment 1
    COMM115 Introduction to Intercultural Communication 4
    PSY201 General Psychology 4
    Term Credits: 15
    Seventh Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    PTA203 Physical Therapy Interventions VI 3
    PTA203L Physical Therapy Interventions VI Lab 1
    PTA258 Licensure and Professional Development 1
    PTA263 Clinical Affiliation III
    8
    Term Credits: 13

    Courses Taken at Portland State University

    First Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    Junior Cluster 4
    HE250 Our Community Our Health 4
    BS Math elective 4
    PHE314 Research in Fitness 4
    Term Credits: 16
    Second Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    Junior Cluster 4
    BS Science elective, non-lab 4
    PHE363 Communicable and Chronic Disease 4
    BS Arts & Letters of Social Science upper-division elective 4
    Term Credits: 16
    Third Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    Junior Cluster 4
    PHE361 Care & prevention of Injuries 4
    PHE325 Nutrition for Health 4
    Writing Requirement #2 4
    Term Credits: 16
    Fourth Quarter (Summer)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    PHE473 Exercise Physiology 4
    Public Health Education upper-division elective 4
    PHE focus area 4
    Term Credits: 12
    Fifth Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    PHE upper-division elective 4
    PHE474 Exercise Prescription 4
    PHE focus area 4
    PHE focus area 4
    Term Credits: 16
    Sixth Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    Capstone (UNST421) 6
    PHE475 Exercise Testing 4
    PE Course 1
    PE Course 1
    PHE focus area 4
    Term Credits: 16
    Total Degree Credits: 182

    Every attempt will be made to ensure the content of this curricular map is up-up-date, but students should consult an academic adviser with PSU prior to transferring.