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Students are admitted to the Physical Therapist Assistant Program in January of each year. You must successfully complete all the required prerequisite courses by the September 1st application deadline and course content is sequential, students should plan to enroll in all Physical Therapist Assistant courses(PHT) indicated in the following curriculum outline.

** Denotes pre-requisite courses that must be completed prior to applying to the program


Course Number

Course Name

Current Credits




BSC 2085 **

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

3 credits

BSC 2085L **

Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory

1 credit

PHT 1201

Introduction to Physical Therapy

2 credit

PHT 1201L

Introduction to Physical Therapy Laboratory

1 credits

PHT 1211

Disabilities and Therapeutic Procedures I

2 credits

PHT 1211L

Disabilities and Therapeutic Procedures I Lab

1 credit

PHT 1102

Anatomy for the Physical Therapist Assistant

2 credits

PHY 1004 **

Physics with Application 1

3 credits

PHY 1004L **

Physics with Application 1 Laboratory

1 credit



16 Credits







ENC 1101 **

English Composition

3 credits

BSC 2086 **

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

3 credits

BSC 2086L**

Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory

1 credits

PHT 2120

Applied Kinesiology

2 credits

PHT 2120L

Applied Kinesiology Laboratory

1 credit

PHT 2224

Disabilities and Therapeutic Procedures II

4 credits

PHT 2224L

Disabilities and Therapeutic Procedures II Lab

2 credits



16 Credits







HIM 2472 **

Medical Terminology

3 credits

PHT 2162

Survey of Neurological Deficits

3 credits

PHT 2701

Rehabilitation Procedures

3 credits

PHT 2701L

Rehabilitation Procedures Laboratory

2 credits

PHT 2801

Clinical Practice and Conference I

4 credits



15 Credits







PHI 2604 **

Critical Thinking

3 credits

CLP 1006 **

Psychology of Personal Effectiveness

3 credits

PHT 2931


3 credits

PHT 2810

Clinical Practice and Conference II

5 credits



14 Credits







SPC 1017 **

Fundamentals of Speech Communication

3 credits

PHT 2820

Clinical Practice and Conference III

7 credits


Elective (must be completed by graduation)




13 Credits




CGS 1060 **

Introduction to Microcomputer Usage - This course must be satisfied for completion of the Associate in Science Degree. Course satisfaction can be accomplished through examination or by class attendance


HSC 0003** Introduction to Health Care non-credit

Ratio of Credits to Contact Hours

In order to practice safely as a Physical Therapist Assistant, students must complete a predetermined number of classroom or "contact" hours. For this reason, the number of hours you spend in class will be greater than you might expect. A two-credit clinical laboratory course might require a commitment of six hours of class time per week. The required ratio of credits to contact hours is spelled out in detail below.

Contact hours for theory courses are the equivalent of one contact hour per week for 16 weeks for each credit.

Contact hours for clinical laboratory courses are the equivalent of three contact hours per week for 16 weeks for each credit. Science lab courses meet 2 hours per week per credit.

If courses are taught in less than 16 weeks, the total number of required contact hours will be divided by the number of weeks the course is offered. HSC 0003 – Introduction to Health Care must be successfully completed prior to applying to the program.





All Medical Campus students must complete the FDLE Waiver and Statement form.This form is to authorize dissemination to Miami Dade College - Medical Campus of any national criminal history record that may pertain to you.

In addition, all program students must complete a "background check" through the identified MDC agent and cleared by the 1st day of class. Depending on your program of study an additional background check may be required. In addition, prior to entry into a clinical site, some clinical sites will require more frequent background checks and clearance.

Successful completion of the MDC level two background check process or completion of a MDC nursing/health sciences program does not guarantee a graduate's eligibility for participation in the professional credentialing process or for related employment. Credentialing agencies and health care employers may have additional eligibility criteria not required by an educational institution. Individuals who have been arrested or convicted of any felony crime during the last 15 years are strongly urged to inquire directly of the licensing board in the jurisdiction in which they intend to practice.

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