Physical Therapist Assistant - BA, BS

For PTAs who want to advance their clinical skills, increase the breadth and depth of their health and wellness knowledge, and better position themselves for formal leadership opportunities, St. Catherine University also offers a Bachelors of Science degree completion program in physical therapist assistant. Delivered in a primarily online format, the program allows the associate degree graduate to apply their previous PTA credits to the bachelors degree requirements, enabling them to obtain a bachelor's degree with specific coursework in physical therapy content in as little as two years.


Prerequisite Course (minimum grade of C required):
BIOL 2400General Anatomy and Physiology with Lab4
Total Credits4
Major Courses (minimum grade of C required):
BIOL 2410Advanced Anatomy and Physiology with Lab4
or FSNU 2300 Nutrition Foundations
ECON 1080Statistical Analysis for the Social Sciences4
EXSS 3200Health Behavior Psychology4
EXSS 3500Methods of Strength Training and Conditioning4
HLTH 3150Epidemiology4
or HLTH 3250 Global Health
IPE 4200WHealthcare Teams - Evidence-Based Practice4
Select two from:8
Leadership, Effective Teams and Change Management
Managing a Diverse Workforce
Healthcare Policy
PTA 3000Physical Therapy Leadership1
PTA 3100Movement System Analysis and Intervention3
PTA 3150Pharmacology for the PTA1
PTA 4000Rehab Administration Capstone3
Total Credits40