For new Pre-PTA students, call Sidney Morgan first.  Sidney's campus extension is 6396 and she is on campus some during the summer.   (Enrollment plans are below.)  Some other items to keep in mind when enrolling pre-PTA students are:

  • FYE 1011 is recommended now not required.  However, we do require College Life & Success for new students with 3 or more deficiencies.
  • Physical Science for Physical Therapy is now a science prerequisite.  It was developed in conjunction with the NEO PTA program and physical science faculty.  It will only transfer as an elective.  It has its own number PHYS1025   It is a prerequisite for A&P.  PHYS 1114 will substitute for that course but Cellular Physiology and Chemistry will not and are not prerequisites.  Physics I is only offered in the fall as well.  The other Physics course that NEO offers with an engineering emphasis will not substitute for Phys. Sci. for PT.
  • There is a face-to-face Medical Terminology class that is offered in the fall as well as the online version. 
  • We now require that all zero level Math courses be completed because the Physical Science for PT and Physics I both require that.
  • We have raised the suggested cumulative ACT score to 22 instead of 19.

 

The NEO PTA website is the source of information for prospective students. The website is www.neo.edu/pta/.  We don’t give our applications out in hard copy.  They are available on the PTA website.

 

Physical Therapist Assistant Majors

2 Semester Plan

 

Fall Semester                              No Deficiencies

 

Freshman Comp I                           ENGL1113  

Phys Science for PT + Lab            Phys 1025

American History                             HIST 1483 or 1493

Computer Applications                   CS 1103

                                                                                                                                            

 

Spring Semester                   No Deficiencies

 

This is the semester the student will apply to the program.

Freshman Comp II                          ENGL 1213

American Government                   POLS 1113

General Psychology                        PSYC 1113

Medical Terminology                      OIS  1113

Anatomy & Physiology & lab         BIOL 2114

 

 

** Math/College Algebra – There is not a college level math requirement for PTA.  However, they MUST remove their math deficiency in order to take the sciences required for the program.  With a Reading, Math or English deficiency, the student will not complete the prerequisite classes in 2 semesters to apply to the PTA program.  They will apply in the spring semester that they will complete their prerequisites.  

 

* Computers in Society  (CS 1103) is the best fit for the computer requirements of the PTA program students.  But we accept any computer course that fills the Regents requirements for graduation.

 

The PTA program begins on the first day of Summer School.  Once the class has been chosen for that summer, the student will have to wait and apply for the following class to start a year later.



 

4 Semester Plan

 

1st Fall Semester                              With Deficiencies

 

First Year Experience                    FYE 1011 

Reading & lab                                CIED0133

Basic Comp                                    ENGL0123

+Computers in Society                 CS 1103

**Introductory Algebra                   MATH0113 OR

**Intermediate Algebra                    MATH 0123

  **If student requires Basic Math MATH0013 then that will require a summer math class in order to complete prerequisites in time to apply in the 2nd Spring Semester and begin sciences in 2nd Fall

                                                                                                                                                         

1st Spring Semester                         With Deficiencies

 

These courses are suggested for this semester.  Any course in General Studies would be fine.

Psychology & Adjustment              PSYC2753

Community First Aid                       HHP 2602

Care & Prevention of Athl Inj         HHP 2663

Speech                                              SPCH2713

Any humanities or General Studies course

                                                                                                                                            

2nd Fall Semester

 

Freshman Comp I                         ENGL1113   

Phys Science for PT + Lab                  Phys 1025

American History                           HIST1483 OR 1493

To complete the schedule any course in General Studies would be fine.

                                                                                                                                               

2nd Spring Semester

 

This is the semester the student will apply to the program.

Freshman Comp II                          ENGL1213

American Government                  POLS1113

General Psychology                      PSYC1113

Medical Terminology                     OIS 1113

Anatomy & Physiology & lab         BIOL2114

 

 ** Math/College Algebra – There is not a college level math requirement for PTA.  However, they MUST remove their math deficiency in order to take the sciences required for the program.  With a Reading, Math or English deficiency, the student will not complete the prerequisite classes in 2 semesters to apply to the PTA program.  They will apply in the spring semester that they will complete their prerequisites.  

 

* Computers in Society (CS 1103) is the best fit for the computer requirements of the PTA program students.  But we accept any computer course that fills the Regents requirements for graduation.