2011 - 2012 General Catalogue 
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2011 - 2012 General Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Professional Program, Physical Therapist Assistant

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Pre-Professional Program

UWA has a linkage program in cooperation with Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, Alabama, in various fields of allied health. Students complete academic course work at UWA, then apply to transfer to the professional phase of the program at Wallace State Community College. Students completing the program will be awarded the associate degree from Wallace State. Acceptance into the clinical phase is on a competitive basis as students throughout the state compete for available positions. Students should see UWA Health Linkage Coordinator for additional information.

All associate degree programs at Wallace State require completion of the following courses at UWA with a grade of “C” or higher in each course counted toward the degree:

Total: 32 hours


  • Additional courses are required by each allied health field. These courses along with total semester hour requirement and description are given below for each of the allied health fields.

Physical Therapist Assistant

The Physical Therapist Assistant is a skilled technical health worker who, under the supervision of a Registered Physical Therapist, assists in the patient’s treatment program. A planned patient care program is carried out by the assistant following established procedures. Duties of the Physical Therapist Assistant are varied but include rehabilitation of orthopedic, neurological, pediatric, and sports-related problems. Physical therapist assistants are employed in general hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, home health care agencies, private practices, and other specialized health care settings.

Total: 35 hours


  • The Wallace State course HIT 115 - Pathophysiology and Pharmacology, is required before clinicals. Students should see the Allied Health Coordinator for detail

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