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  Nov 17, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018

Allied Health Pre-Physical Therapy, A.S.


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Adviser: Randy Bishop

Physical therapists work to improve the mobility, relieve the pain, and prevent or limit the permanent disability of patients suffering from injuries or disease. Their patients include accident victims or handicapped individuals with such conditions as nerve injuries, amputations, low back pain, arthritis, and heart disease. Some physical therapists treat a wide variety of problems and others specialize in such areas as pediatrics, orthopedics, and sports physical therapy. The working environment of physical therapists varies from specially equipped facilities in hospitals or clinics to schools, private offices, and private homes.

Major  41-42  
General Education 32  
Electives to = 92 (Must include 15 UD,    
9 of which must be in one content area)      
TOTAL  92  

Andrews University Track


The program below meets Andrews University admission requirements, as well as Southern Adventist University’s requirements for an A.S. degree. This program can be modified to meet the requirements of other schools. The Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at Andrews is three years (nine semesters) in length. For a complete description of Southern’s General Education requirements, refer to Academic Policies .

Total 41-42 Hours


General Education Courses


Total 3 hours

Total 3 hours

Area R-4 UD


  • RELB, RELT, or RELP upper division course 3 hours
Total 3 hours

Total 1 hour

Total 6 hours

Total 3 hours

Total 1 hour

Area IN-6


  • HIST course 3 hours
Total 3 hours

Total 3 hours

Area IN-10


  •  Aesthetic Analysis 3 hours
Total 3 hours

Total 1 hour

Area P-1b


  •  ADAC, OLAC, RECR, or PEAC course 2 hours
Total 2 hours

Electives


  • Electives to make a total of 92 hours (Must include 15 upper division credits, 9 of which must be in one content area.)

Andrews University Admission and Degree Requirements:


Observation Hours: Students must complete a minimum of 80 observation hours supervised by a licensed physical therapist in at least 3 different settings; at least 20 hours must be in an inpatient acute care or hospital setting. Please note that sub-acute, rehab, skilled nursing home or extended care facilities do not qualify as a hospital or acute care setting. See PTCAS for a copy of an Observation Hour Verification form.

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