Introduction

The Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) and the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Business with a major in Healthcare Management dual degree option allows the Associate’s degree obtained at Clarkson College to be used directly as electives in the Bachelor’s degree program. The dual degree will allow PTA students to expand on their Associate degree knowledge and broaden their educational scope into a secondary focus of Healthcare Management.

Admission Policies

Enrollment in Clarkson College degree programs is limited through a selective admissions process. Admission policies and procedures are available from: the Enrollment and Advising office, College website or Academic Policies & Procedures section (AD-1).

Curriculum Requirements

In order to complete a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Business degree with a major in Management at Clarkson College, students must successfully complete a total of 128 semester hours. These hours must be distributed as follows:

  • General Education = 24 semester hours (which must include nine semester hours of the Clarkson College Healthcare Core curriculum)
  • Previous Associate Degree Coursework = 47 semester hours
  • Support Courses = 13 semester hours
  • Business Major Core Courses = 44 semester hours

Program requires Health and Safety – View Health and Safety Information

Service Requirements

Service reflects a holistic view that focuses on how individuals provide high quality, ethical and compassionate service in the field of health care and the community at large. Students will become familiar with service agencies, connect learning with practice and engage in civic service activities to live and demonstrate the Clarkson College Values of Learning, Caring, Commitment, Integrity and Excellence.

All students are required to complete designated service courses as a component of their program of study. Successful completion of service experiences is required to pass the designated service courses. Designated service courses are identified using the following symbol: ◊

Required Courses for Dual Degree - Healthcare 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 - Healthcare Core Courses 3
IC HU EA - Healthcare Core Courses 3
IC HU EA - Healthcare Core Courses 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 110 - Microsoft Office Applications 4
GEN 105 - Medical Terminology 1
BI 211 - Human Anatomy - Lecture and Lab 4
BI 213 - Human Physiology - Lecture and Lab 4
Total Semester Hours 13
Business Major Core Courses

(48 semester hours)

Courses Semester Hours
BU 140 - Healthcare Delivery Systems 2
BU 262 - Business Communication and Marketing 3
BU 307 - Principles of Management and Change Leadership 3
BU 318 - Human Resources and Organizational Behavior 3
BU 335 - Managing Healthcare Departments 3
BU 357 - Healthcare Accounting and Financial Management 4
BU 375 - Concepts of Leadership 2
BU 411 - Operations and Quality Management 3
BU 425 - Project Management 3
BU 450 - Strategic Management 3
◊ BU 499 - Capstone 3
HM 215 - Data Management 3
HM 240 - Introduction to Informatics 3
HM 360 - Compliance and Legal Applications 3
HM 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 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

Sample curriculum plan for Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant Program and Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Business with Major in Management

First Year

First Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
BI 211 - Human Anatomy - Lecture and Lab 4
PTA 105 - Functional Anatomy for the Physical Therapist Assistant 3
PTA 106 - Introduction to Physical Therapy 2
EN 101 - English Composition I 3
GEN 105 - Medical Terminology 1
IPE 301 - Interprofessional Education 0
Total Semester Hours 13

Second Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
BI 213 - Human Physiology - Lecture and Lab 4
PTA 107 - Documentation for the Physical Therapist Assistant 2
PTA 110 - Basic Skills in Physical Therapy 3
PTA 115 - Therapeutic Exercise I 3
IC HU EA - Healthcare Core Courses 3
Total Semester Hours 15

Third Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
PTA 122 - Therapeutic Modalities 3
PTA 125 - Clinical Practicum I 1
IC HU EA - Healthcare Core Courses 3
MA 130 - College Algebra 3
PY 101 - Introduction to Psychology 3
BU 307 - Principles of Management and Change Leadership 3
Total Semester Hours 16
Second Year

First Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
PTA 205 - Pathophysiology 3
PTA 215 - Therapeutic Exercise II 3
PTA 222 - Therapeutic Interventions 3
BU 110 - Microsoft Office Applications 4
BU 318 - Human Resources and Organizational Behavior 3
Total Semester Hours 16

Second Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
◊ PTA 213 - Professional Leadership Seminar 1
PTA 220 - Clinical Practicum II 3
PTA 230 - Advanced Procedures 3
PTA 235 - Therapeutic Exercise III 3
BU 262 - Business Communication and Marketing 3
Total Semester Hours 13

Third Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
PTA 240 - Clinical Practicum III 5
PTA 245 - Clinical Practicum IV 6
IC HU EA - Healthcare Core Courses 3
Total Semester Hours 14
Third Year

First Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
BU 335 - Managing Healthcare Departments 3
BU 425 - Project Management 3
BU 411 - Operations and Quality Management 3
EN 102 - English Composition II 3
HM 333 - Classification Systems and Reimbursement Methodologies 3
Total Semester Hours 15

Second Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
HM 215 - Data Management 3
BU 375 - Concepts of Leadership 2
HM 240 - Introduction to Informatics 3
BU 357 - Healthcare Accounting and Financial Management 4
BU 140 - Healthcare Delivery Systems 2
Total Semester Hours 14

Third Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
HM 360 - Compliance and Legal Applications 3
BU 450 - Strategic Management 3
ST 310 - Statistics 3
◊ BU 499 - Capstone 3
Total Semester Hours 12
Fourth Year

First Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
BU 357 - Healthcare Accounting and Financial Management 4
BU 411 - Operations and Quality Management 3
BU 425 - Project Management 3
Total Semester Hours 10

Second Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
BU 140 - Healthcare Delivery Systems 2
BU 318 - Human Resources and Organizational Behavior 3
HM 240 - Introduction to Informatics 3
◊ BU 499 - Capstone 3
Total Semester Hours 11

Total Semester Hours - 128

Last updated: 06/17/2021