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Estimated Tuition & Fees
$ 13,286
Based on Iowa residency, subject to change; does not include course level fees or books and supplies

Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

Associate of Applied Science Degree
Sioux City Campus
This program qualifies for the Future Ready Iowa Last Dollar Scholarship. Students enrolled in high-demand programs may qualify for additional financial assistance. To be eligible, interested students MUST fill out a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
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Program Description

Physical Therapist Assistants (PTAs) work under the direct supervision of a physical therapist. They treat patients who are recovering from injuries and illnesses to help them regain movememt, manage pain, and return to doing things that are important to them. Treatments provided by PTAs may include exercise, ultrasound, manual techniques, and educating patients and family members. PTAs may also be involved in prevention of injuries and promoting health and wellness.

IMPORTANT NOTE: There is limited enrollment in this program. To inquire about availability, please contact Fran DeJong at fran.dejong@witcc.edu.

Contacts

Linda Mercer, MPT Ext. 1451 Room A108 linda.mercer@witcc.edu
Heather Mehlhaff MPT, Ext. 2363 Room A108 heather.mehlhaff@witcc.edu
Teri Peterson MSN, RN Division Chair of Allied Health, Ext 1421 Room L309 teri.peterson@witcc.edu

Required Classes

FALL SEMESTER
SDV 108 The College Experience 1
BIO 168/169 Human Anatomy and Physiology IA w/lab 4
PTA 104 Introduction to Physical Therapy 1
PTA 130 Activities of Daily Living 4
HSC 114 Medical Terminology 3
HSC 170 Health Care Interaction 2
ENG 105 Composition I 3
     
SPRING SEMESTER
BIO 173/174 Human Anatomy and Physiology IIA w/lab 4
HSC 127 Kinesiology 4
PTA 170 Physical Therapy Science I 5
PTA 155 Clinical Pathology and Pharmacology for the PTA 4
     
SUMMER SEMESTER
MAT 121 College Algebra 4
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology 3
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 3
     
FALL SEMESTER
PTA 270 Physical Therapy Science II 5
HSC 265 Clinical Neurology 2
PTA 189 Physical Agents 3
PTA 260 Career Essentials for the PTA 3
PSY 121 Developmental Psychology 3
     
SPRING SEMESTER
PTA 441 PTA Clinical Affiliation I and Seminar 3
PTA 442 PTA Clinical Affiliation II and Seminar 4
PTA 443 PTA Clinical Affiliation III and Seminar 5

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 73.00

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Visit at 4647 Stone Avenue, Sioux City, Iowa 51106
4647 Stone Avenue
Sioux City, Iowa 51106
Call 800.349.4649 or 712.274.6400
800.352.4649
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