Are you interested in a career in Physical Therapy? Bishop State's Physical Therapist Assistant program is now offering two new introductory courses that are open to all Bishop State students!

PTA 100 Introduction to Physical Therapy (2 credit hours)


This course is an introduction to the field of physical therapy as a career choice. Emphasis is on the role of the PT and PTA, educational requirements, scope of practice, and subspecialty areas such as pediatrics, geriatrics, and sports. Upon completion of the course, the student should have a general understanding of the role of physical therapy in the healthcare environment. Instruction is delivered in a face-to-face format.

This course includes experiential learning in local physical therapy clinics/departments.

PTA 120 Introduction to Kinesiology (3 credit hours)

PREREQUISITE: BIO 201 Anatomy and Physiology I

This course is an introduction to the clinically oriented study of functional anatomy. Emphasis is placed on a beginning level of understanding of the musculoskeletal system and nervous system as they relate to human movement. Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to identify basic anatomical structures involved in human

**Students successfully completing PTA 120 with an A or B within 1 year of applying to the PTA Program will earn an extra admission point on their application.

***Please note that PTA 100 and PTA 120 are not covered by financial aid as they are not part of the degree plan for PTA at this time.


If you are interested in taking these courses or in the Physical Therapist Assistant program, please contact the instructors below for more information.

Lasonja Caver-Eaton
, PTA Instructor
(251) 405-4443

Sandra Waltman, PTA Instructor
(251) 405-4446

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