Physical Therapist Assistant, A.A.S.
The Physical Therapist Assistant, AAS degree program is granted by Metropolitan Community College, but coordinated at JCCC.
The physical therapist assistant, under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist, performs direct patient care. The therapist uses physical agents such as heat, light, sound, water, cold, massage, exercise and rehabilitation techniques as prescribed by a physician. The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education accredits the program.
The JCCC physical therapist assistant program is offered to Johnson County residents in cooperation with MCC-Penn Valley Community College. The support courses are held at JCCC. All the clinical courses are held at MCC-Penn Valley and affiliated clinical agencies. You must be accepted as a student at JCCC and accepted into the program at MCC-Penn Valley. Consult with a JCCC counselor for more information.
Program courses and credit hours are subject to change because of requirement changes at the degree-granting institution. Contact MCC-Penn Valley Community College at 816-604-4241 for an application packet, which includes deadlines, program prerequisites and admission requirements. Visit http://mcckc.edu.
Note: Johnson County Community College students should seek specific counsel from the MCC program personnel for the appropriate course plan and numbers.
Johnson County Community College students should refer to Cooperative Program Information.
Degree granted by Metropolitan Community College
Associate of Applied Science Degree
General Education Requirements-must be taken at JCCC
|ENGL 121||Composition I*||3|
|SPD 121||Public Speaking||3|
|PSYC 130||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|U.S. History to 1877|
|U.S. History Since 1877|
|American National Government|
|State and Local Government|
Prerequisite Courses-must be taken at JCCC
|CHEM 122||Principles of Chemistry*||5|
|HC 130||Medical Terminology for Healthcare Professions||3|
Specific Program Requirements-must be taken at JCCC
& BIOL 145
|Human Anatomy and Physiology*|
and Human Anatomy and Physiology Dissection*
& BIOL 225
and Human Physiology*
Specific Program Requirements-taken at MCC-Penn Valley
|COLL 100||First Year Seminar||1|
|POLS 153||The Missouri Constitution||1|
|PTHA 151||Introduction to Physical Therapy||2|
|EMS 100||Basic Emergency Patient Care||1|
|PTHA 152||Physical Therapy Fundamentals I||4|
|PTHA 154||Applied Neurology||2|
|PTHA 158||Therapeutic Exercise||4|
|PTHA 159||Orthopedic Pathology||2|
|PTHA 160||Medical Diseases||2|
|PTHA 161||Physical Therapy Fundamentals II||4|
|PTHA 162||Clinical Experience I||2|
|PTHA 164||Pediatrics and Gerontology||2|
|PTHA 170||Clinical Experience II||2|
|PTHA 171||Clinical Seminar||2|
|PTHA 172||Clinical Experience II||12|
Total Program Hours: 77-79