This program provides students with a strong foundation in communications, and ethical and legal issues and prepares them to perform as physical therapist assistants in clinical, home, health, sports, school, and hospitality-based medical aid settings, increasing professionalism in the field.

Students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to support health and sports professionals alike.

Graduates will:

  • Be awarded an Associate of Science Degree intended to provide credentials to practice as a physical therapist assistant, working under the direction and management of a Physical Therapist.
  • Become well-rounded in their education, including relevant basic, clinical, and social science coursework to improve their ability to think critically as a member of any healthcare team.
  • Engage in personal and professional development through community service and life-long learning opportunities.


Trimester I – Year I
ENGL105 English Research (Formerly English Composition II)
ANAT200 Intro to Anatomy & Physiology
CIS116 Intro to Computer Applications
MATH110 College Algebra
Trimester II – Year I
PTA100 Intro to PTA
PTA100L Intro to PTA Lab
PTA224 Lifespan Development & Rehabilitation
PSY110 Intro to Psychology
Trimester III – Year I
ENGL 106 Public Speaking
PTA215 Musculoskeletal I
PTA211 Clinical Skills in PTA
KNLS120 Intro to Kinesiology
Trimester I – Year II
PTA220 Principles of Therapeutic Exercise
PTA220L Therapeutic Exercise I Lab
ENGL202 Technical Writing
MATH111 Business Statistics I
Trimester II – Year II
* Business Elective
MGT200 Organizational Behaviour
MKTG200 Principles of Marketing
PHIL202 Ethical Issues in Public Health
Trimester III – Year II
MGT215 Organizational Development & Team Building
PSY140 Health Psychology
MGT220 Strategic Planning & Management
INTPTA Internship/Capstone


*Business Electives (MGT210/CIS101/ACC103)