Physical Therapist Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistants (PTAs) are in high demand, and that demand continues to grow faster than most occupations. Our students gain meaningful employment shortly after graduation.

Area of Interest
Health Sciences
Pathway Result
Associate in Applied Science
Total Credits
74 credits
Additional Resources
Program Website
What's a Pathway?
This guided pathway represents one recommended way for you to complete this program. Each program of study offered at Mid is mapped out to help you stay on track and prepare you for your future. Specific courses were selected to align with the learning outcomes of this program.
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Special Notes

At least 15 of these credit hours must be taken at Mid Michigan College.

A minimum of 75 credits is required to complete this program.

Prerequisite Notes

The following courses must each be passed with a minimum grade of “B-” (2.7) and may be repeated only once: BIO.138 (or BIO.141 and BIO.142 each), ALH.100, ENG.111, COM.101 or COM.257 and PTA.101.

BIO.138 or (BIO.141 and BIO.142) must be taken within 5 years of beginning the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program and may be repeated only once.

Completion of BIO.135 (no longer offered) with a minimum grade of “B-” (2.7) within the last five years will satisfy the BIO.138/(BIO.141 and BIO.142) requirement.

PTA Course Notes

Admission to the PTA Program is required before taking all PTA Courses with the exception of PTA.101 which is a prerequisite course.

Students must pass each PTA didactic (lecture and laboratory) course with a minimum grade of “B-” (2.7). Students must pass each PTA clinical education course (PTA.140 & PTA.240). PTA.140 & PTA.240 courses will be pass/fail; no grade will be given. Each course may be repeated only once.

PTA Program of Study Notes

Students must finish their Associate Degree in Applied Science requirements before receiving their Physical Therapist Assistant Certificate.

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Mid Michigan College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website: If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 989-317-4609 or email

Semester 1 18 credits

Semester 2: Fall 11.5 credits

Semester 3: Winter 14 credits

Semester 4: Fall 12.5 credits

Semester 5: Winter 18 credits