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Physical Therapist
Program Snapshot
Academic CredentialAssociate in Arts (AA)
Total Credit Hours60
Average Time to Complete2 yrs.
Academic PathwayScience, Technology, Engineering & Math
AdvisorGreg Robinson, Associate Professor
Program Advisor
850.769.1551 ext. 2853

Senior Administrative AssistantKathy Bleday

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Physical Therapy, AA

Do You Have a Passion for Physical Therapy?

When you exercise or lift weights, are you aware of your form and how to correctly move your body to avoid injury? Do you like training with others and helping them work out? Are you interested in the anatomy and physiology of the human body? If any of these are true about you, consider a career as a physical therapist.

As a physical therapist, you will work with doctors to help their patients rehabilitate after illness or injury. You can get a job in a doctor’s office or clinic, a hospital or a rehabilitation center, move anywhere you want to in the country, and not have to worry about job security. Physical therapists are needed everywhere.

With the Baby Boomer population getting older, demand for physical therapy jobs is increasing much faster than average. The number of physical therapist jobs is expected to grow by 34% through 2024.

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Physical Therapy Course Requirements

ENC1101, English I
ENC1102, English II
Visual and Performing Arts
MAC1114, Trigonometry
STA2023, Statistics
CHM1045, General Chemistry
BSC2010, Biology for Science Majors I
Behavioral Sciences
BSC2010L, Biology for Science Maj. I Lab
BSC2011, Biology for Science Majors II
BSC2011L, Biology for Science Maj. II Lab
CHM1045L, General Chemistry Lab
CHM1046, Chemistry with Qual. Analysis
CHM1046L, Chemistry with Qual. Anal. Lab
PHY2053, College Physics I
PHY2053L, College Physics I Lab
PHY2054, College Physics II
PHY2054L, College Physics II Lab
DEP2004, Developmental Psychology
Approved Anatomy and Physiology

What can you do with an Physical Therapy AA Degree?

In this field, people find careers as:

Auquatic Therapy
Fall Prevention
Geriatric Care
Mobile Therapy
Neurological Rehab

Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:

University of Florida
University of Miami
University of South Florida
University of North Florida

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