Howard Community College’s new Physical Therapist Assistant program curriculum is designed for students who aspire to an allied health career in physical therapy. Graduates will earn a 70 credit Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree. The Physical Therapist Program at Howard Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandrea, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; websit: www.capteonline.org.
It is highly recommended that students complete the 21 credits of general education prerequisites and any foundational courses in advance of January 2013, when it is projected that the fully accredited PTA major-required coursework will begin being offered at HCC.
The 49 credits of PTA major-required coursework for the A.A.S. degree includes prerequisite science and PTA theory coursework, as well as clinical practicums, as follows: