Program of Study

Physical Therapist Assistant

Program of Study

The program is a two-year, concentrated, restricted admission Associate of Applied Science degree program. All required program courses are found in the catalog.

Students are admitted no more than once year for a fall-term start date.


Interested in applying? Learn more about the student experience (see below) then visit our Application Information page or contact program advising at PTAProgram@lanecc.edu.

First year students

  • Attend PTA lectures through LaneOnline in fall, winter, and spring terms
  • Engage in face-to-face and blended laboratory classes every Thursday for 6-8+ hours on the Main Campus in fall, winter and spring terms
  • Meet on campus or virtually for scheduled mandatory program and class presentations
  • Complete all general education and discipline studies for the AAS degree
  • Study and work with peers 32+ hours a week
  • Practice skills (supervised and unsupervised) in open lab
  • Prepare for clinical internships by meeting medical, background check, CPR, and drug and alcohol screen requirements

Second year students

  • Attend PTA lectures through LaneOnline in fall, winter, and spring terms
  • Engage in intensive, blended laboratory classes on selected Mondays at the Main Campus in fall and winter
  • Travel to internships during weeks 3-9 for six weeks of full time (4-5 days/week, 7-10 hours/day) supervised clinical practice in a rehabilitation setting in fall, winter, and spring terms
    • Placement in clinical internships is subject to outcomes of a criminal background check, proof of immunity to certain diseases, drug and alcohol screen, and current AHA CPR for Healthcare Professional
  • Present a service learning project to the community
  • Prepare for the NPTAE (licensing exam)
Term Program Course Campus Credits
1-Fall PTA100 Introduction to Physical Therapy
PTA101 Introduction to Clinical Practice 1
PTA101L Introduction to Clinical Practice 1 Lab
*HO 152 Human Body Systems 2 or BI233
Anatomy/Physiology III w/lab
LaneOnline
LaneOnline
Campus lab on Thursdays 9-5pm


3
5
2

3-4
2-Winter PTA103 Introduction to Clinical Practice 2
PTA132 Applied Kinesiology 1
PTA103L Introduction to Clinical Practice 2 Lab
PTA132L Applied Kinesiology 1 Lab
*COMM 115 Introduction to Intercultural
Communication
LaneOnline
LaneOnline
Campus lab Thursdays 8-12pm
Campus lab Thursdays 1-5pm


5
2
2

2
4
3-Spring PTA104 PT Interventions-Orthopedic
Dysfunctions
PTA133 Applied Kinesiology 2
PTA104L PT Interventions-Orthopedic
Dysfunctions Lab
PTA133L Applied Kinesiology 2 Lab
*HE262 First Aid/CPR
LaneOnline

LaneOnline
Campus lab on Thursdays 8-12pm

Campus lab on Thursdays 1-5pm

5

2
2

2
3

4-Fall

PTA204 PT Interventions-Neurological
Dysfunctions
PTA 204L PT Interventions-Neurological
Dysfunctions Lab
PTA 280A Co-op Ed: First Clinical
Affiliation

LaneOnline

Campus lab Mondays weeks 1-3,
10-11, and additional as needed
Various clinical facilities
throughout Oregon

5

2

6

5-Winter PTA 205 PT Interventions-Complex
Medical Dysfunction
PTA 205L PT Interventions-Complex
Medical Dysfunction Lab
PTA 280B Co-op Ed: Second Clinical
Affiliation
LaneOnline

Campus lab Mondays weeks 1-2,
10-11, and additional as needed
Various clinical facilities
throughout Oregon
4

2
6


6-Spring PTA 200 Professionalism, Ethics, and
Exam Preparation
PTA 203 Contemporary Topics in Physical
Therapy
PTA 280C Co-op Ed: Third Clinical
Affiliation
LaneOnline

LaneOnline

Various clinical facilities
throughout Oregon
4

2

6