General Education Prerequisites
The following general education prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C (70%) or better for a student to be continued in the PTA program:
- Anatomy and Physiology I and Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
- Anatomy and Physiology II and Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
All other general education courses must be passed with a grade of D (60%) or better to be continued in the Physical Therapist Assistant program.
A student who is dropped from the PTA program for failing to achieve the minimum grade specified in the general education courses, but who otherwise meets the academic standards of the University, may transfer to another Herzing degree program and/or may reapply to this program in a future cycle.
Required Courses in General Education
Students enrolled in this associate’s program must complete a minimum of 18.00 semester credit hours in general education distributed among the following disciplines. Refer to the General Education section of the catalog for Herzing University courses that would satisfy these requirements. *
9.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications
6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities** (must include 3 semester credit hours of cultural diversity)
3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics
3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Science***
3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social and Behavioral Sciences
* Transfer students may transfer courses that are within 1.00 semester credit hour of the courses listed above to meet these discipline requirements. Any resulting deficiency in the total of 24.00 semester credit hours required in general education may be made up with general education electives from any of the listed disciplines.
** 3.0 credits of this requirement is being met by the programmatic science course requirements.
*** This requirement is being met by the programmatic science course requirements.