Program Overview

Pre-Physical Therapy AA

Pre-Physical Therapy


Biological and Health Sciences Division, Room B213, (847) 543-2042

www.clcillinois.edu/programs/ppt
Degree: Associate in Science
Plan 11AB-PPT

Physical Therapists are licensed health care practitioners who assist patients to reduce pain and improve or restore mobility. They can teach patients how to prevent or manage their condition(s) so that they may achieve long term health and wellness benefits. Physical Therapists examine each patient and develop a plan, using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. They also work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness- and wellness-oriented programs for more active lifestyles.

Students who intend to complete an AS degree at the College of Lake County and transfer to a pre-professional program at a four-year college or university should become familiar with the requirements of the institution to which they plan to transfer very early in their studies.

To complete the Pre-Physical Therapy transfer degree students should complete the requirements for the Associate in Science degree and choose area of concentration electives only after consulting with the department chair Joana Pabedinskas at jpabedinskas@clcillinois.edu or (847) 543-2029.

The following courses are recommended for students who have not decided upon a specific four-year college or university. Once a transfer school is selected, students are strongly encouraged to meet with an Academic Success Advisor to determine courses at CLC which will also meet the transfer requirements. To complete any transfer degree, students should follow the college requirements for associate degrees that transfer.

All course prerequisites must be met. Additionally, students are required to select one course from the International/Multicultural (I/M) list to meet graduation requirements. A grade of C or better is required for all English course requirements.


First Semester

15 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course ^

College Success Seminar

[2]

course

English Composition I

3

course

Exercise Physiology

3

course*

General Biology I

4

course

Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

5

Second Semester

15 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

English Composition II or

course

Advanced Composition: Scientific and Technical Communications

3

course

Critical Thinking or

other Humanities Elective

3

course*

General Chemistry I

5

course*

Anatomy & Physiology I

4

Third Semester

16 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

Introduction to Psychology

3

course*

Anatomy and Physiology II

4

course*

General Physics I

5

course

Business Statistics

4

Fourth Semester

14 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

Fundamentals of Speech

3

course

Introduction to the Performing Arts or

other Fine Arts Elective

3

course*

General Chemistry II

5

course

Introduction to Anthropology or

other Social and Behavioral Science Elective

3

Total Hours for A.S. Degree

60

OTHER AREA OF CONCENTRATION ELECTIVES:

Code

Title

Hours

course

Biomechanics and Kinesiology

3

course

Contemporary Health Issues

3

course

Theory and Practice of Fitness

2

course

Introduction to Physical Education

3

course

First Aid/CPR

2

course

Medical Terminology

3

course*

General Biology II

4

course*

General Physics II

5

course

Lifespan Development

3

course

Abnormal Psychology

3

^ The credit for CLC 120, College Success Seminar, is an institutional requirement for graduation. It is not part of the program requirements but must be completed with a D or better.

*  Some transfer institutions may accept sequential courses (I and II) only if both courses are taken. Check with transfer institution.

For more information on recommended courses or program specific advising, please contact department chair Joana Pabedinskas at jpabedinskas@clcillinois.edu or (847) 543-2029 or the Biological and Health Sciences Division at (847) 543-2042.