Accreditation Status

Effective May 2016, the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Eastern Florida State College has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org). Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates that the program is progressing toward accreditation and may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation.

  • CAPTE’s decision regarding EFSC’s initial accreditation will be made at the spring meeting in April 2018. Graduation for the charter class is tentatively set for May 2018 pending CAPTE approval.
  • Upon graduation, students will be eligible to sit for the licensure examination. This exam is offered four times a year in the months of January, April, July and October. Test dates for 2018 have not yet been made available.

 

Physical Therapist Assistant Course Sequence

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program is a two-year curriculum, total of 74 credits, with the major courses beginning in the fall term each year. Courses follow a specific sequence to allow integration of new information and skills into an existing base of knowledge. The general education courses and support courses that are part of the Associate in Science Degree must be completed according to the program sequence or prior to acceptance into the program. All major courses require a grade of “C” or higher.

Summer Term I
Course Number
Course Title  Credits  Contact Hours
HSCC 1000 Introduction to Health Care 3 Lecture 48
BSCC 1010 General Biology 4 64
HSC 1531 Medical Terminology 2 Lecture 32
ENC 1101 Communications 1 3 Lecture 48
 
Fall Term II
Course Number Course TItle Credits Contact Hours
BSCC 2093 Anatomy & Physiology 1 4 64
PHT 1200 Introduction to Physical Therapy  2  Lecture 32
PHTL 1200 Introduction to Physical Therapy Lab 2  Lab 64
PHT 1121 Functional Anatomy and Kinesiology 4  Lecture 64
PHTL 1121 Functional Anatomy and Kinesiology Lab 2  Lab 64

Spring Term III
Course Number Course Title Credits Contact Hours
BSCC 2094 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 64
PHT 2211 Therapeutic Modalities 2 Lecture 32
PHTL 2211 Therapeutic Modalities Lab 3 Lab 96
PHT 1300 Pathology for the Physical Therapist Assistant 3 Lecture 48
PHT 2252 Orthopedic Disabilities and Treatment 4 Lecture 64

Summer Term IV
Course Number
Course Title Credits Contact Hours
SPC 2608 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3 Lecture 48
MAT 1033 Intermediate Algebra (or higher) 3 Lecture 48
PHT 1213 Therapeutic Exercise 2 Lecture 32
PHTL 1213 Therapeutic Exercise Lab 3 Lab 96
PHTC 2162 Neurologic Disabilities and Treatment 3 60

Fall Term V
Course Number
Course Title Credits Contact Hours
PSY 2012 General Psychology 3 Lecture 48
PHT 2140 Rehabilitation Procedures 2 Lecture 48
PHTL 2140 Rehabilitation Procedures Lab 2 Lab 32
PHT 2804 Physical Therapist Assistant Clinical Practicum I (6 weeks) 2 Clinical 240

Spring VI
Course Number Course Title Credits Contact Hours
  Humanities Requirement 3 Lecture 48
PHT 2931 Physical Therapist Assistant Seminar 2 Lecture 32
PHT 2810 Physical Therapist Assistant Clinical Practicum II (6 weeks) 2 Clinical 240
PHT 2820 Physical Therapist Assistant Clinical Practicum III (6 weeks) 2 Clinical 240