Program:
Physical Therapist Assistant

Degree Awarded:
Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Business with a major in Management & Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant

Application Deadlines:
Nov 15th & Feb 15th
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Degree Overview

Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Business with a major in Management: 139 hrs.

Earning a Bachelor's degree in Healthcare Business with a major in Management will help you develop a distinctive set of leadership and critical thinking skills, as well as a fundamental understanding of finance, management and common business practices in the health care setting. This option is designed for PTAs who seek leadership roles, such as clinic coordinators or supervisors. Students may transfer up to 74 credit hours earned at the Associate's degree level and have the option to complete this dual degree option on a part- or full-time basis.

Required Courses for Dual Degree Option - Healthcare Business

General Courses
Courses Semester Hours
EN 101 (ENG 101) - English Composition I 3
EN 102 (ENG 102) - English Composition II 3
IC HU EA (ICC HUM EEA) - Healthcare Core Courses 3
IC HU EA (ICC HUM EEA) - Healthcare Core Courses 3
IC HU EA (ICC HUM EEA) - Healthcare Core Courses 3
MA 130 (MAT 130) - College Algebra 3
PY 101 (PSY 101) - Introduction to Psychology 3
ST 310 (MAT 310) - Statistics 3
IPE 301 - Interprofessional Education 0
BU 110 (BUS 110) - Microsoft Office Applications 4
GEN 105 - Medical Terminology 1
BI 211 (BIO 211) - Human Anatomy - Lecture and Lab 4
BI 213 (BIO 213) - Human Physiology - Lecture and Lab 4
Total Semester Hours 37
Business Major Core Courses

(48 semester hours)

Courses Semester Hours
BU 140 (BUS 140) - Healthcare Delivery Systems 2
BU 262 (BUS 262) - Business Communication and Marketing 3
BU 307 (BUS 307) - Principles of Management and Change Leadership 3
BU 318 (BUS 318) - Human Resources and Organizational Behavior 3
BU 335 (BUS 335) - Managing Healthcare Departments 3
BU 357 (BUS 357) - Healthcare Accounting and Financial Management 4
BU 375 (BUS 375) - Concepts of Leadership 2
BU 411 (BUS 411) - Operations and Quality Management 3
BU 425 (BUS 425) - Project Management 3
BU 450 (BUS 450) - Strategic Management 3
◊ BU 499 (BUS 499) - Capstone 3
HM 215 (HIM 215) - Data Management 3
HM 240 (HIM 240) - Introduction to Informatics 3
HM 360 (HIM 360) - Compliance and Legal Applications 3
HM 333 (HIM 333) - Classification Systems and Reimbursement Methodologies 3
Total Semester Hours 44
Physical Therapist Assistant Major Core Courses

(47 semester hours)

Courses Semester Hours
PTA 105 - Functional Anatomy for the Physical Therapist Assistant 3
PTA 106 - Introduction to Physical Therapy 2
PTA 107 - Documentation for the Physical Therapist Assistant 2
PTA 110 - Basic Skills in Physical Therapy 3
PTA 115 - Therapeutic Exercise I 3
PTA 122 - Therapeutic Modalities 3
PTA 111 - Clinical Readiness 2
PTA 205 - Pathophysiology 3
PTA 222 - Therapeutic Interventions 3
◊ PTA 213 - Professional Leadership Seminar 1
PTA 215 - Therapeutic Exercise II 3
PTA 211 - Clinical Practicum I 3
PTA 230 - Advanced Procedures 3
PTA 235 - Therapeutic Exercise III 3
PTA 241 - Clinical Practicum II 6
PTA 246 - Clinical Practicum III 6
Total Semester Hours 49

Tuition and Fees

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Undergraduate Tuition

Cost per Credit Hour
$651


Cost per Semester
$7,962 - Full-time (12 hrs)
$3,981 - Part-time (6 hrs)

Tuition
Undergraduate Tuition$651 / credit-hour
Fees - Included in cost per semester
Enrollment Fee for first time students $150/ each
Degree Specific Fees - Not included in cost per semester
Interprofessional education – IPE Course Fee IPE 301 $124/ student
Labs (8104, SC1540) $30/ class
PTA Lab Videos (PTA 105, PTA 105.0E, PTA 215) $169/ student
PTA: APTA student membership (8104, SC7135) $105/ each
Polo (8104, SC7040) $35/ student
PTA: Board Prep Fee (PTA 213) $260/ each
Lab Fee - General Education $40/ class
National PTA Board Exam $485/ student
PTA Credentialing Fees $300/ student

Career Overview

Median Salary

Health Care Business Management: $65,736
Physical Therapist Assistant: $59,770 
(Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020)

Job Outlook

Health Care Business Management: 18% projected employment growth from 2018-2028
Physical Therapist Assistant: 26% projected employment growth from 2018-2028
Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019

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