MCCC: Physical Therapist Assistant Transfer Advising Guide

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Physical Therapist Assistant (A.A.S.) from Mercer County Community College to (B.S.) Allied Health Studies at Rider University (CCS Division)

Physical Therapist Assistant, A.A.S.
Allied Health Studies, B.S. (CCS Division) (120 Credits)
Pre-Professional Phase
BIO 103 Anatomy & Physiology I 4 BIO 221 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (3)
BIO 221L Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lab (1)
(Category II Course)
ENG 101 English Composition I 3 CMP 120 Expository Writing (Basic Core) 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3 PSY 100 Intro to Psychology (Cont. Perspective) 3
MAT Mathematics Elective 1
(MAT-115; MAT-125; MAT-140; MAT-200)
3 MTH CORE Ʊ (Basic Core)
MTH Elective Ʊ (Basic Core)
  13   13
BIO 104 Anatomy & Physiology II 4 BIO 222 Human Anatomy & Physiology II (3)
BIO 222L Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lab (1)
(Natural World)
CSW 100 College Success & Personal Wellness 2 ELE-FREE Lower Level Free Elective 2
ENG 102 English Composition II 3 CMP 125 Research Writing (Basic Core) 3
PTA 105 Kinesiology 3 ELE-FREE Lower Level Free Elective 3
General Education Elective 2
Select from: Social Science, Humanities, History or Diversity
3 General Education Elective Ʊ
Historical Perspective Ʊ
Artistic & Intellectual Perspective Ʊ
Contemporary Perspective Ʊ
  15/28   15/28
Professional Phase
PTA 107 Therapeutic Measurement 2 ELE-FREE Lower Level Free Elective 2
PTA 112 Pathology for PTA’s 3 ELE-FREE Lower Level Free Elective 3
  5/33   5/33
First Aid & CPR Certification 3 - No credit issued on transfer 0
PTA 201 Therapeutic Exercise * 2 ELE-FREE Lower Level Free Elective 2
PTA 210 PTA Techniques * 4 ELE-FREE Lower Level Free Elective 4
PTA 211 Physical Agents * 4 ELE-FREE Lower Level Free Elective 4
PTA 224 PTA Clinical Education I (160 Hours) 3 ELE-FREE Lower Level Free Elective 3
PTA 227 PTA Seminar * 3 ELE-FREE Lower Level Free Elective 3
  16/49   16/49
PTA 205 Motor Development 1 ELE-FREE Lower Level Free Elective 1
PTA 213 PTA Therapy Clinic * 3 ELE-FREE Lower Level Free Elective 3
PTA 216 Orthopedics in PTA * 2 ELE-FREE Lower Level Free Elective 4
PTA 235 PTA Clinical Education II (200 Hours) 4 ELE-FREE Lower Level Free Elective 4
PTA 237 PTA Professional Development * 3 ELE-FREE Lower Level Free Elective 3
  13/62   13/62
PTA 240 PTA Clinical Education III (240 Hours) 5 ELE-FREE Lower Level Free Elective 5
  5/67   5/67
TOTAL 63/66 TOTAL 67

Mercer County Community College Footnotes
1 Select from MAT 115, 125, 140, 200, or approved alternative.
2 Select course from the following general education categories: Social Science, Humanities, Historical Perspective, Diversity and Global Perspective
3 Students must hold current certifications in First Aid and CPR for Professionals prior to the start of the Clinical Education courses.
† Some exemptions apply. Consult academic advisor for details.
* Courses are interrupted for either four weeks (for PTA 201, 210, 211 and 227) or five weeks (for PTA 213, 216 and 237) for the Clinical Education course included in the semester. Class times have been adjusted accordingly.
NOTE: Students must earn a minimum grade of C+ in all PTA and science courses.
All PTA courses may only be attempted twice.

Rider University Footnotes
Ʊ Students have a number of options to satisfy this requirement; courses will be evaluated on an individual basis.
For transfer credit the Mercer student must have a grade of “C “or higher in all courses for transfer credit. (No transfer credit will be accepted for any course with a grade of “C-“or below.
The curriculum is designed to provide a seamless transition from an Associate degree or diploma program, building on student experiences in allied health professions. Separate clinicals are not required.
Please note Rider only requires one math course for the B.S. in Allied Health Studies (CCS).
Mercer graduates should be nationally certified by taking the National Physical Therapy Examination for licensure as physical therapist assistants and be recognized by the State of New Jersey Department of Law & Public Safety., Division of Consumer Affairs, State Board of Physical Examiners, which regulates the practice of physical therapy in the State of New Jersey.
The Rider degree is 120 credits; the Mercer student may have to take additional credits to meet the Rider University degree.
Mercer students attending Rider (CCS) on a full-time basis are eligible to take a FREE Rider Course Option which is to be selected in consultation with Sean Levin, Director of the College of Continuing Studies. This course may be taken following completion of 30 college-level credits at MCCC and prior to matriculation at Rider University on a full-time basis. See Mercer & Rider transfer representatives for further information and direction.

Requirements are subject to change. This Advising Guide is best used in consultation with an advisor.


Course Number Rider University Course Name or Core Area Credits Notes*
(if course can be taken at Mercer, indicate course number)

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Senior Assistant Director of Transfer Admission
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Fall 2019 Travel Schedule

Date Time School
Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. Middlesex County College
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. Brookdale Community College
Wednesday, October 2, 2019