Introduction

The Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant degree and the Bachelor of Science in Health Care Business degree with a major in Management degree have formed a dual degree option that will allow 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 Health Care Management.

Admission Policies

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

Curriculum Requirements

In order to complete a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Business degree with a major in Health Information Administration major 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 Health Care Core curriculum)
  • Previous Associate Degree Coursework = 47 semester hours
  • Support Courses = 12 semester hours
  • Business Major Core Courses = 48 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 - 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 120 - 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 120 - Therapeutic Modalities I 3
PTA 125 - Clinical Practicum I 1
PTA 205 - Pathophysiology 3
PTA 210 - Therapeutic Modalities II 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 Health Care Business with Major in Management Program

First Year

First Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
BI 211 - Human Anatomy - Lecture and Lab 4
EN 101 - English Composition I 3
PTA 106 - Introduction to Physical Therapy 2
PTA 107 - Documentation for the Physical Therapist Assistant 2
GEN 105 - Medical Terminology 1
PTA 105 - Functional Anatomy for the Physical Therapist Assistant 3
IPE 301 - Interprofessional Education 0
Total Semester Hours 15

Second Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
BI 213 - Human Physiology - Lecture and Lab 4
IC HU EA - Health Care Core Course 3
PTA 110 - Basic Skills in Physical Therapy 3
PTA 115 - Therapeutic Exercise I 3
PY 101 - Introduction to Psychology 3
Total Semester Hours 16

Third Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
PTA 120 - Therapeutic Modalities I 3
PTA 125 - Clinical Practicum I 1
IC HU EA - Health Care Core Course 3
BU 104 - Basic Computer Applications 3
EN 102 - English Composition II 3
Total Semester Hours 13
Second Year

First Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
MA 120 - College Algebra 3
PTA 205 - Pathophysiology 3
PTA 210 - Therapeutic Modalities II 3
PTA 215 - Therapeutic Exercise II 3
Total Semester Hours 12

Second Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
IC HU EA - Health Care Core Course 3
PTA 213 - Professional Leadership Seminar 1
PTA 220 - Clinical Practicum II 3
PTA 230 - Advanced Procedures 3
PTA 235 - Therapeutic Exercise III 3
Total Semester Hours 13

Third Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
PTA 240 - Clinical Practicum III 5
PTA 245 - Clinical Practicum IV 6
BU 306 - Principles of Management 3
Total Semester Hours 14
Third Year

First Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
ST 310 - Statistics 3
BU 130 - Principles of Financial Accounting 3
BU 326 - Principles of Marketing 3
BU 425 - Project Management 3
Total Semester Hours 12

Second Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
BU 121 - Survey of Economics 3
BU 199 - Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
BU 210 - Business Communications 3
BU 211 - Business and Health Law 3
Total Semester Hours 12

Third Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
BU 371 - Organizational Behavior 3
BU 450 - Strategic Management 3
Total Semester Hours 6
Fourth Year

First Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
BU 344 - Business Finance 3
BU 411 - Operations and Quality Management 3
BU 425 - Project Management 3
Total Semester Hours 9

Second Semester

Course Name Semester Hours
BU 240 - Health Care Delivery Systems 3
BU 320 - Human Resources Management 3
HM 342 - Health Care Information Systems 3
◊ BU 499 - Capstone 3
Total Semester Hours 12

Total Semester Hours - 131

Last updated: 08/27/2018