Curriculum

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Associate of Applied Science

First Year - Prerequisites

  Course Title Credits
  HLTK 1200 Medical Terminology 2
  ZOO 2015^  Human Anatomy 4
GenEd: CV  CO/M 2010*+^ -OR-  Public Speaking 3
GenEd: CV CO/M 1015*+^ -OR-  Foundations of Communication 3
  CO/M 1030*^ Interpersonal Communication 3
GenEd: CW ENGL 1010*+ English I: Composition 3
GenEd: QR MATH 1400+ -OR HIGHER- College Algebra 3
      Semester Credits 15
  Course Title Credits
  HLTK 2510* Pathophysiology 2
  PTAT 1600 Introduction to Physical Therapist Assistant 3
  PTAT 2030 Functional Kinesiology for the Physical Therapist Assistant 4
  ZOO 2025*^ Human Physiology 
GenEd: CS   Choose from approved College Seminar courses.^ 3
      Semester Credits 16
  Course Title Credits
  PTAT 1650* Therapeutic Procedures I 4
  PTAT 1720* Therapeutic Exercise 4
  PTAT 1740* Cardiac Rehabilitation 1
      Semester Credits 9

Second Year

  Course Title Credits
  EDST 2450* Human Life Span Development 3
  PTAT 1660* Therapeutic Procedures II 3
  PTAT 1820*  Orthopedics 4
  PTAT 2970*  PTA Clinical Practicum I 7
      Semester Credits 17
  Course Title Credits
  PTAT 1800* Neurology 3
  PTAT 1840* Specialty Rehabilitation 1
  PTAT 2971*  PTA Clinical Practicum II 7
GenEd: WY    Choose from approved U.S./Wyoming Constitution courses. 3
      Semester Credits 14


Total Credits: 71

*This course has at least one prerequisite. Check the Course Descriptions section of the catalog to see the course prerequisites.

+If the placement test score is not adequate for course enrollment, students must complete the appropriate developmental course(s) before enrolling. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement with their advisor before planning out their full program schedules.

^Program Comments
Students should take ZOO 2015 and ZOO 2025. Completion of ZOO 2010 and ZOO 2020 may be accepted however additional prerequisites apply for this option.

CO/M 1030 completed prior to or during the 2015-2016 academic year will satisfy the CV requirement for AAS degrees only for programs started during the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 academic years. Beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year (catalog), CO/M 1030 will no longer satisfy the CV requirement for any degree.

Some students may qualify for an exemption for COLS 1000 due to prior learning. Information is available on Page 37 of the catalog. Students need to see their academic advisor for assistance.

 

2014-2015 Curriculum

Students who are currently enrolled in Physical Therapist Assistant Classes that began Spring 2015 use this curriculum:

Fall I          Course Title Credits
  CO/M 1010    Public Speaking 3
  -OR-    CO/M 1030 - Interpersonal Communication     
  ENGL 1010 English I: Composition 3
  MATH 1400 College Algebra or higher 3-4
  ZOO 2010 Anatomy and Physiology I 4-5
  -OR-    ZOO 2015 Human Anatomy  
  HLTK 1200 Medical Terminology 2
    Semester Credits: 15-17

 

     Course Title Credits
Spring I PTAT 1600    Introduction to Physical Therapy 3
  PTAT 1650 Therapeutic Procedures I 4
  PTAT 2030 Functional Kinesiology 4
  ZOO 2020 Anatomy and Physiology II 4-5
  -OR-    Physiology  
    Semester Credits: 15-16
       
Summer I    PTAT 1660 Therapeutic Procedures II 3
  PTAT 1740 Cardiac Rehab
  PTAT 1970 PTA Clinical Practicum I 4
    Semester Credits: 8
  Course Title Credits
Fall II EDST 2450    Human Lifespan Development 3
  HLTK 2510 Pathophysiology 3
  PTAT 1720 Therapeutic Exercise 4
  PTAT 2970 PTA Clinical Practicum II 5
  POLS 1000 American and Wyoming Government 3
  -OR-    HIST 1211 - U.S. to 1865  
  -OR-    HIST 1221 - U.S. from 1865  
  -OR-    HIST 1251 - Wyoming History  
  -OR-    ECON 1200 - Economics, Law, and Government     
    Semester Credits: 17
       
Spring II     PTAT 1800 Neurology 3
  PTAT 1820 Orthopedics 4
  PTAT 1840 Specialty Rehabilitation 1
  PTAT 2971 PTA Clinical Practicum III 5
    Semester Credits: 14
       
    TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS: 70-73

 

*A printable version of the 2014-2015 curriculum can be found on page 77 of the 2014-2015 catalog.