Physical Therapist Assistant

Advisory Committee Members

Bertha Puig, PT (Committee Chair), Puig Physical Therapy
Javier Rocha, PT, Village Care Nursing & Rehab
Rick Moroles, PTA, Grand Terrace Nursing & Rehab
Norma Castro, PTA, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance (acute care)
Denise Ramos, PT, DPT, McAllen Heart Hospital
Melanie Watson, PT, MPT, C/NDT, Milestones Therapeutic Associates
Ricardo Escobedo, PTA, DHR Orthopedic & Sports Therapy Institute
Maria O. Aguilar, PTA, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Inpatient Rehabilitation Center
Aaron Cantu, PT, DPT, Mission Regional Medical Center

Physical Therapist Assistant Associate of Applied Science


Plan of Study Grid
Pre-requisite Semester (Summer Session I)Credit Hours
BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I 1 4
ENGL 1301 Composition I 1 3
PTHA 1409 Introduction to Physical Therapy 4
 Credit Hours11
First Semester (Fall)
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II 1 4
PTHA 1405 Basic Patient Care Skills 4
PTHA 1413 Functional Anatomy 4
PTHA 2201 Essentials of Data Collection 2
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester (Spring)
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth and Development 1 3
PTHA 1321 Pathophysiology for the PTA 3
PTHA 1531 Physical Agents 5
PTHA 2509 Therapeutic Exercise 5
 Credit Hours16
Third Semester (Summer Session)
PTHA 1266 Practicum I 2
PTHA 2205 Neurology 2
 Credit Hours4
Fourth Semester (Fall)
PTHA 2431 Management of Neurological Disorders 4
PTHA 2435 Rehabilitation Techniques 4
Humanities Elective 1 3
Select one of the following:  
Introduction to Humanities I - Western  
Introduction to Philosophy  
Introduction to Logic  
Introduction to Ethics  
 Credit Hours11
Fifth Semester (Spring)
PTHA 2266 Practicum II 2
PTHA 2267 Practicum III 2
PTHA 2339 CAPSTONE: Professional Issues 3
 Credit Hours7
 Total Credit Hours63