Program:
Physical Therapist Assistant

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

Application Deadlines:
Nov. 30, Feb. 1
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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 Health Care 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 - Health Care Business

General Education Courses

(24 semester hours)

Courses Semester Hours
EN 101 - English Composition I 3
EN 102 - English Composition II 3
IC HU EA - Health Care Core Course 3
IC HU EA - Health Care Core Course 3
IC HU EA - Health Care Core Course 3
MA 130 - College Algebra 3
PY 101 - Introduction to Psychology 3
ST 310 - Statistics 3
IPE 301 - Interprofessional Education 0
Total Semester Hours 24
Support Courses

(12 semester hours)

Courses Semester Hours
BU 104 - Basic Computer Applications 3
GEN 105 - Medical Terminology 1
BI 211 - Human Anatomy - Lecture and Lab 4
BI 213 - Human Physiology - Lecture and Lab 4
Total Semester Hours 12
Business Major Core Courses

(48 semester hours)

Courses Semester Hours
BU 121 - Survey of Economics 3
BU 130 - Principles of Financial Accounting 3
BU 199 - Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
BU 210 - Business Communications 3
BU 211 - Business and Health Law 3
BU 240 - Health Care Delivery Systems 3
BU 306 - Principles of Management 3
BU 320 - Human Resources Management 3
BU 326 - Principles of Marketing 3
HM 342 - Health Care Information Systems 3
BU 344 - Business Finance 3
BU 371 - Organizational Behavior 3
BU 411 - Operations and Quality Management 3
BU 425 - Project Management 3
BU 450 - Strategic Management 3
◊ BU 499 - Capstone 3
Total Semester Hours 48
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 125 - Clinical Practicum I 1
PTA 205 - Pathophysiology 3
PTA 222 - Therapeutic Interventions 3
◊ PTA 213 - Professional Leadership Seminar 1
PTA 215 - Therapeutic Exercise II 3
PTA 220 - Clinical Practicum II 3
PTA 230 - Advanced Procedures 3
PTA 235 - Therapeutic Exercise III 3
PTA 240 - Clinical Practicum III 5
PTA 245 - Clinical Practicum IV 6
Total Semester Hours 47

Tuition and Fees

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Undergraduate Tuition

Cost per Credit Hour
$558


Cost per Semester
$7,084 - Full-time (12 hrs)
$3,542 - Part-time (6 hrs)

Tuition
Undergraduate Tuition$558 / credit-hour
Fees - Included in cost per semester
Application Fee for first time students $35/ each
Enrollment Fee for first time students $100/ each
Technology Fee: On-Campus $20 / credit-hour
Activity Fee $4 / credit-hour
Degree Specific Fees - Not included in cost per semester
Interprofessional education – IPE Course Fee IPE 301 $90/ student
Lab Fee (BSN, RT, PTA) $30/ class
PTA: APTA Membership (PTA 106) $140/ each
PTA: Board Prep Course Fee (PTA 213) $160/ each
Lab Fee - General Education $40/ class

Career Overview

Median Salary

Health Care Business Management: $65,736
Physical Therapist Assistant: $58,040 
Payscale.com, 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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