Pre-Physical Therapy Emphasis

Technician working with a persons legs during therapy

Pre-Physical Therapy Emphasis

A.S. (TTP)

Expected Hours for A.S. (TTP) Degree

60

What is Pre-Physical Therapy Emphasis: General Transfer Major ?

Physical therapy is a professional career which has many specialties.  Physical Therapists use an individual's history and physical examination to arrive at a diagnosis and establish a management plan and, when necessary, incorporate the results of laboratory and imaging studies like X-rays, CT-scan, or MRI findings. This program prepares students for more advanced study in a pathway through which students can pursue specialties areas including sports, neurology, wound care, EMG, cardiopulmonary, geriatrics, orthopedics, women's health, and pediatrics.

What will I learn?

All students who complete a degree designated as a Tennessee Transfer Pathway will be able to do the following:

  1. Communicate effectively through oral and written modes, using conventions appropriate to their audience and purpose, including critical listening, reading, and research skills.
  2. Evaluate the significance of humanity’s cultural heritage and diversity and its development in a historical and/or global context through critical and analytical methodologies.
  3. Connect knowledge of social and cultural institutions to issues of personal or public   importance.
  4. Analyze historical and contemporary issues by drawing on historical contexts.
  5. Demonstrate a broad understanding of scientific principles and concepts.
  6. Apply relevant mathematical modeling to a variety of applied or theoretical problems.

What can I do with this degree?

A Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy provides the training necessary for a number of jobs.  Physical Therapists practice in many settings, such as private-owned physical therapy clinics, outpatient clinics or offices, health and wellness clinics, rehabilitation hospitals facilities, skilled nursing facilities, extended care facilities, fitness centers and sports training facilities, etc. Physical therapists also practice in the non-patient care roles such as health policy, health insurance, and health care administration and as health care executives.


*The physical therapy degree is to prepare the student for a graduate program leading to a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.  Students who are interested in earning the Physical Therapy Assistant degree A.A.S. should work with their advisor to customize an academic plan to prepare them for transfer to a school that offers that program.

What is the cost?

  • State residents: $152 per credit hour
  • Out-of-State residents: $475 per credit hour
  • Registration fees vary but are applied to your tuition costs for summary. You can check the updated page for fees, tuition, and expenses.

What are my options to pay for this degree?

  • Apply for financial aid at www.FAFSA.gov
  • A student is encouraged to apply early for financial aid. He/she must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the FAFSA Renewal Application as soon as possible after October 1 to ensure that the Financial Aid Office receives the Institutional Student Information Record and other documents prior to the priority deadline. July 1st is the priority deadline for applying for the fall semester and December 1st for the spring semester.

Program Schedule


Fall Semester

ENGL 1010

Composition 1

3

BIOL 1110

General Biology I

4

MATH 1530

Introductory Statistics

3

HIST 1110

World Civilization I

3


Fall Milestones

  • Complete any learning support required in order to register for HIST 1110
  • Complete any learning support required in order to register for BIOL 1110
  • Successful completion of BIOL 1110 required for progression to BIOL 1120
  • Successful completion of ENGL 1010 required for progression to ENGL 1020. A grade of C or higher is required.
  • FINANCIAL ALERT-Check on fees and other expenses for the college to ensure you are in good standing. Please see your financial aid counselor and the business office.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss Spring registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!

Spring Semester

ENGL 1020

Composition II

3

BIOL 1120

General Biology II

4

MATH 1720

Precalculus II

3

HIST 1120

World Civilization II

3


Spring Milestones

  • FINANCIAL AID ALERT-If you receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA is prior to December 1st.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss Fall registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!

Fall Semester

BIOL 2010

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4

SPCH 1010

Fundamentals of Speech Communication

3

PSYC 1030

General Psychology

3

HUM 1010

Ethics

3

CHEM 1110

General Chemistry I

4


Fall Milestones

  • Successful completion of BIOL 2010 required for progression to BIOL 2020
  • Successful completion of CHEM 1110 required for progression to CHEM 1120  
  • Successful completion of ENGL 1020 required for progression to ENGL 2210.
  • Successful completion of PSYC 1030 required for progression to PSYC 2130.
  • FINANCIAL ALERT-Check on fees and other expenses for the college to ensure you are in good standing. Please see your financial aid counselor and the business office.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss Spring registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!

Spring Semester

BIOL 2020

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

4

PSYC 2130

Life Span Psychology

3

HUM 2780

World Religions

3

ENGL 2210

English Literature I

3

CHEM 1120

General Chemistry II

4


Spring Milestones

  • Complete exit exam in the student services center. Call ext. 217 to schedule or visit the offices at U118.
  • Apply to graduate through Enrollment Services at U117.
  • Consider enrolling in summer courses to catch-up or get ahead.
  • Schedule to take your exit exam by going to mycs.cc/testing.
  • Congratulations! After you complete this semester’s courses and maintain a 2.0, you will be a Cleveland State graduate.
  • Visit the Counseling & Career Services Office for assistance with job search skills and placement.

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