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2013-2014 Catalog 
2013-2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physical Therapist Assistant

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Program Description:

The Physical Therapist Assistant curriculum is a two-year program of study that prepares a physical therapist assistant to perform interventions under the supervision of physical therapists in an ethical, legal, safe, and effective manner. Physical therapist assistants enhance the delivery of physical therapy services by providing delegated interventions, assisting the physical therapist with data collection, communicating with other members of the health care delivery team, interacting with members of the patient‘s family and caregivers, and working cooperatively with other health care providers. Upon graduation the student is eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Examination for licensure. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association, 1111 N. Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, (800)999-2782,

Campus Location:

Jackson Campus - Nursing/Allied Health Center - 601.376.4810

Total: 11 SH

1st Year

Summer Session

Total: 5 SH

2nd Year

Total: 12 SH

Total: 12 SH

 **Additional Graduation Requirement: Any student (first-time, transfer, and part-time) who begins at Hinds Fall 2007 and later will be required to take LLS 1312 /RST 1312 /RSV 1312 - Orientation  course in order to graduate from the College. Exception: Orientation credit (1-3 hrs) transferred to Hinds from another college will satisfy our orientation requirement.

Completion Award: Associate in Applied Science Degree 72 SH

Progression Requirements: All required courses must be completed with a “C” or above.

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