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What classes are required to become a physical therapist assistant?

Classes as part of the Herzing curriculum include topics in:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Kinesiology
  • Pathology
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Orthopedic patient care
  • Neurologic patient care
  • Principles of practice
  • Basics of patient care
  • Specific population care
  • Modalities
  • Clinical preparation
  • Clinical placements

For a full list of required classes, you may view the course sheet for the PTA program curriculum.

General education is also a requirement in an associate degree program, including courses in English, Science, Mathematics and Humanities (you may be able to transfer prior college credit).

Learn more about the Herzing PTA program

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