Dec 02, 2020  
2017-2018 Official General Catalog 
2017-2018 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Physical Therapist Assistant: A.A.S.

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Associate in Applied Science

CIP CODE: 5219.00

The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) is a skilled health practitioner who works under the supervision of a Physical Therapist. Treatments provided by the PTA include exercises for increasing strength, endurance, coordination and range of motion; the use of heat, cold, electricity, sound and water to relieve pain and stimulate muscle activity; instruction in activities of daily living and the use of assistive devices such as walkers, crutches and wheelchairs. Work settings include hospital, nursing home, rehabilitation centers, schools, and private practice.

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at SUNY Broome is not designed as a transfer program to an upper division Physical Therapy Program.

Clinical Education is a necessary component of the program. Clinical Education may be some distance from their home, and students are responsible for their own housing and transportation. It may not be possible for students to pursue this program on a part-time basis.

SEQUENCE OF COURSES: The following coursework must be successfully completed to earn the A.A.S. degree in Physical Therapist Assistant: (note: courses are sequential and have prerequisites.)

Program supervised by:
Denise M. Abrams, PT, DPT, MA, Chairperson
Office: Decker Health Science Center, Room 217
Telephone: 607 778-5261





The program adheres to the college policy on Standards for Academic Progress, as published in the college catalog.

A student who receives a grade of C- or less in a PTA designated course or MDA 114 is considered to have failed the course.

Students with two (2) failures in a PTA program course or MDA 114 will be dismissed from the program.

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