Curriculum

Program Modality

The Physical Therapist Assistant program is offered in semester and present (face-to-face) modality, which implies that 91% of the courses are offered in the classroom, laboratories and in the Simulation Center and 9% (630 hours) in Clinical Centers for a total of 71 credits.

 

General Education Courses:

Code

Name of the Course

Horas

Créditos

BIO1101

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

75

4

BIO1102

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

75

4

COM1100

Introduction to Informatics

45

2

ING1101

Basic English I

45

3

ING1102

Basic English II

45

3

ESP1101

Basic Spanish I

45

3

ESP1102

Basic Spanish II

45

3

MAT1200

General Mathematics

45

3

PRE1100

Preparation for Student Life

15

1

PSI1100

General Psychology

45

3

TER1200

Medical Terminology

30

2

 

Total

510

31

 

Technical Courses:

Code

Name of the Course

Hours

Credits

PTA1000

Introduction to Physical Therapy and

Legal-Ethical Aspects

30

2

PTA1100

Clinical Kinesiology

60

3

PTA1200

Pathological Conditions in Physical Therapy

30

2

PTA1300

Patient Care Principles and Techniques in Physical Therapy

90

3

PTA1400

Therapeutic Massage

45

2

PTA1500

Therapeutic Modalities in Rehabilitation

105

4

PTA2000

Therapeutic Exercise Techniques

90

3

PTA2100

Physical Therapy applied to Pediatric Patients

90

3

PTA2201

Clinical Education (Clinical Practice) I

255

5

PTA2300

Neurological Rehabilitation

60

3

PTA2400

Orthopedic Rehabilitation

60

3

PTA2202

Clinical Education (Clinical Practice) II

375

7

 

Total

1,290

40

 

Program Breakdown

Duration

25 months

General, Sciences y Math Courses 

Technical Courses

Total

Credits

31

40

71

Hours

510

1,290

1,800

Credential

PTA- Physical Therapist Assistant 

Total Credits

Total Clock-hours

71 credits

1,800 hours