PTA CLINICAL SEMINAR2221377/11/2017 11:15:08 AMPTA Clinical Seminar, concurrent with PTA Clinical Experience II and PTA Clinical Experience III, provides the opportunity Physical Therapist Asst.PTA-252PTA Clinical Seminar, concurrent with PTA Clinical Experience II and PTA Clinical Experience III, provides the opportunity for presentation and discussion of student clinical experiences. Discussions are facilitated by the instructor and include issues such as: appropriate clinical behaviors, ethical issues, cultural difference, legal issues, patient outcomes/discharge planning, fiscal management, and the changing health care environment. This course also explores current issues in Physical Therapy, including preparing for the licensure exam, and for employment; composing a resume; and the importance of continuing education and lifelong learning. (1.2) NOTE: This course requires use of computer systems and access to the Internet for assignments, discussions, and communication with peers and instructor. This course requires advanced reading, advanced writing and intermediate math.UndergraduatePhysical Therapist Assistant
PTA PATHOPHYSIOLOGY2221337/11/2017 11:15:07 AMPrerequisite 1: PTA 120 with a grade of C or higher, or written consent of PTA program director Physical Therapist Asst.PTA-142PTA Pathophysiology includes the study of diseases and disorders commonly seen in physical therapy practice. The course includes an overview of the etiology, pathogenesis, signs/symptoms, medical management, and how pathology may impact the delivery of physical therapy services. Study covers body systems pathologies across the life span including neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, pulmonary, integumentary, gastrointestinal, endocrine, lymphatic, and other special systems. Age-related changes pertaining to various body systems are identified to provide students with awareness of life span changes. This course is a foundation for the students' Physical Therapist Assistant Program Assessment courses, PTA Intervention II course, and PTA Rehabilitation Strategies. (1.2) NOTE: This course requires intermediate reading, intermediate writing and intermediate math.UndergraduatePhysical Therapist Assistant
PTA CLINICAL EXPERIENCE III2221317/11/2017 11:15:07 AMPrerequisite 4: PTA 242 with a grade of C or higher, or written consent of PTA program director Physical Therapist Asst.PTA-251PTA Clinical Experience III is a full-time, 40 hours per week for six (6) weeks (total of 240 hours), clinical experience that continues to prepare students to function as entry-level physical therapist assistants while they are provided opportunities to apply and further develop knowledge, behaviors and skills learned in all prior PTA program courses. Students apply established interventions, perform selected data collection and practice hands-on techniques while supervised and mentored by clinical instructors (licensed physical therapists and/or licensed physical therapist assistants). Upon completion of this course, students are expected to demonstrate patient care skills compatible to the role of an entry-level PTA. (1.2) NOTE: Students will receive a grade of satisfactory/no credit for this course. This course does not count toward GPA. This course requires advance reading, advanced writing and advanced math.UndergraduatePhysical Therapist Assistant
PTA CLINICAL EXPERIENCE II2221297/11/2017 11:15:07 AMPrerequisite 1: PTA 210 with a grade of C or higher, or written consent of PTA program director Physical Therapist Asst.PTA-250PTA Clinical Experience II is a full-time, 40 hours per week for six (6) weeks (total of 240 hours), clinical experience that continues to prepare students to function as entry-level physical therapist assistants while they are provided opportunities to apply and further develop knowledge, behaviors and skills learned in all prior PTA program courses. Students apply established interventions, perform selected data collection and practice hands-on techniques while supervised and mentored by clinical instructors (licensed physical therapists and/or licensed physical therapist assistants). (1.2) NOTE: Students will receive a grade of satisfactory/no credit for this course. This course does not count toward GPA. This course requires advance reading, advanced writing and advanced math.UndergraduatePhysical Therapist Assistant
PTA ADMINISTRATION2221147/11/2017 11:15:07 AMPTA 151 with a grade of S or written consent of PTA program Physical Therapist Asst.PTA-240PTA Administration students expand their understanding of Physical Therapist (PT) / Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) relationships, focusing on discharge planning, quality assurance, and social responsibility. They explore their role in education and participate in professional and community organizations. They also develop a resume suitable for beginning their search for employment. (1.2) NOTE: This course requires advance reading, advanced writing and intermediate math.UndergraduatePhysical Therapist Assistant
PTA CLINICAL EXPERIENCE I2221357/11/2017 11:15:08 AMPrerequisite 2: PTA 141 with a grade of C or higher, or written consent of PTA program director Physical Therapist Asst.PTA-151PTA Clinical Experience I is a full-time, 40 hours/week for 4.5 weeks (total of 180 hours) clinical experience, where students continue their preparation to function as entry-level physical therapist assistants while they are provided opportunities to apply and further develop knowledge, behaviors, and skills from the didactic portion of the first year of the curriculum. Students may be scheduled at one or more clinical sites. Students follow established interventions, perform selected data collection, and practice hands-on techniques while supervised and mentored by clinical instructors (licensed physical therapists and/or licensed physical therapist assistants). (1.2) NOTE: Students will receive a grade of satisfactory/no credit for this course. This course does not count toward GPA. This course requires intermediate reading, intermediate writing and intermediate math.UndergraduatePhysical Therapist Assistant
PTA KINESIOLOGY2221227/11/2017 11:15:08 AMPTA Kinesiology provides students an opportunity to apply their knowledge of Prerequisite 1: PTA 120 with a grade of C or higher, or written consent of PTA program director Physical Therapist Asst.PTA-141PTA Kinesiology provides students an opportunity to apply their knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy to functional movements and activities of daily living. Instruction includes soft tissue/boney landmark palpation, joint structure, muscle function as well as osteo-kinematic and arthro-kinematic motion of each major joint of the musculoskeletal system. Students study normal/abnormal postures and gait patterns. This course is a foundation for the students' Physical Therapist Assistant Program Assessment courses, Intervention II course, and PTA Rehabilitation Strategies. (1.2) NOTE: This course requires intermediate reading, intermediate writing and intermediate math.UndergraduatePhysical Therapist Assistant
PTA PATIENT ASSESSMENT I2221269/27/2017 11:15:04 AMwill be exposed to medical and surgical conditions that are commonly seen by the PTA Prerequisite 1: PTA 120 with a grade of C or higher, or written consent of PTA program director Physical Therapist Asst.PTA-110PTA Patient Assessment I prepares students to gather data essential for carrying out the patient's plan of care developed by the physical therapist. Students learn how to perform components of the assessments of arousal, mentation and cognition; aerobic capacity and endurance; vital signs, anthropometric characteristics, joint integrity and mobility; muscle performance, gait, locomotion, and balance. They learn how to assess normal and abnormal integumentary. Students also learn how to administer standardized tests for pain as well as how to assess factors that contribute to pain. They will learn normal and abnormal patient responses. Students will be exposed to medical and surgical conditions that are commonly seen by the PTA. (1.2-Articulated) NOTE: This course requires intermediate reading, intermediate writing and intermediate math.UndergraduatePhysical Therapist Assistant
PTA REHABILITATION STRATEGIES2221367/11/2017 11:15:08 AMPTA Rehabilitation Strategies continues to prepare students to perform appropriate PTA 151 with a grade of S, or written consent of PTA program director Physical Therapist Asst.PTA-242PTA Rehabilitation Strategies continues to prepare students to perform appropriate assessment techniques and treatment interventions from within the plan of care established by the physical therapist for patients with acquired and/or progressive neurological disorders as well as for special patient populations including pediatrics, geriatrics, and patients with amputations. Other topics of study include the study of neuro-motor development, neuromuscular rehabilitation techniques, and the effects of age-related changes on functional movement across the lifespan. (1.2) NOTE: This course requires intermediate reading, intermediate writing and intermediate math.UndergraduatePhysical Therapist Assistant
INTRODUCTION TO PTA2221166/27/2017 11:15:06 AMteam members, and learn how to recognize what is beyond the scope of PTA practice Admission to the PTA Program or written consent of PTA program director Physical Therapist Asst.PTA-140Introduction to PTA students learn about the healthcare continuum and the range of patient care services offered, legal and ethical guidelines for practice, healthcare teams, Physical Therapist (PT) / Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) relationships, and effective intercultural and interpersonal communication skills. They also learn how to document patient care services along the healthcare continuum. Students explore collaborative relationships with the PT and other healthcare team members, and learn how to recognize what is beyond the scope of PTA practice. (1.2-Articulated) NOTE: This course requires intermediate reading, intermediate writing and intermediate math.UndergraduatePhysical Therapist Assistant
PTA PATIENT INTERVENTIONS II2221287/11/2017 11:15:07 AMPTA Patient Interventions II continues to prepare students to implement components of the PTA 151 with a grade of S, or written consent of PTA program director Physical Therapist Asst.PTA-220PTA Patient Interventions II continues to prepare students to implement components of the plan of care established by the physical therapist. Students learn how to perform and teach balance, coordination, posture and breathing exercises; perform massage, deep heat, traction, biofeedback, hydrotherapy and electrotherapeutic agents; perform wellness interventions, wound management, isolation and infection control techniques. Students also learn how to apply patient education (motor learning) interventions directed by the physical therapist, and how to contribute to patients' discontinuation of care from facility or service. (1.2) NOTE: This course requires intermediate reading, intermediate writing and intermediate math.UndergraduatePhysical Therapist Assistant
PTA PATIENT INTERVENTIONS I2221276/27/2017 11:15:06 AMPTA Patient Interventions I prepares students to implement components of the plan of care Admission to the PTA program or written consent of PTA program director Physical Therapist Asst.PTA-120PTA Patient Interventions I prepares students to implement components of the plan of care established by the physical therapist. Students relate the plan of care developed by the physical therapist to short and long term goals and intended outcomes. Students learn how to implement functional training, perform selected therapeutic exercise interventions, and apply superficial heat and cold modalities. They also learn how to incorporate effective teaching strategies during interventions, how to consult with the physical therapist, and how to contribute to facilitate patients' discontinuation of care discharge from facilities or service. (1.2-Articulated) NOTE: This course requires intermediate reading, intermediate writing and intermediate math.UndergraduatePhysical Therapist Assistant
PTA PATIENT ASSESSESSMENT II2221157/11/2017 11:15:07 AMPTA Patient Assessment II continues to prepare students to gather data identified PTA 151 with a grade of S or written consent of PTA program director Physical Therapist Asst.PTA-210PTA Patient Assessment II continues to prepare students to gather data identified essential for carrying out the patient's plan of care developed by the physical therapist. In this course, students learn how to perform components of the assessments after activity with measurement of vital signs, cardiovascular function, ventilation, respiration, and self-care and home management and community or work reintegration. They learn how to identify normal and abnormal responses in patients. They also learn how to recognize positions, postures or activities that could aggravate or relieve pain and skin trauma. (1.2) NOTE: This course requires intermediate reading, intermediate writing and intermediate math.UndergraduatePhysical Therapist Assistant
INTRODUCTION TO PTA2221527/11/2017 11:15:09 AMIntroduction to PTA students learn about the healthcare continuum and the range of patient team members, and learn how to recognize what is beyond the scope of PTA practice Physical Therapist Asst.PTA-101Introduction to PTA students learn about the healthcare continuum and the range of patient care services offered, legal and ethical guidelines for practice, healthcare teams, Physical Therapist (PT) / Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) relationships, and effective intercultural and interpersonal communication skills. They also learn how to document patient care services along the healthcare continuum. Students explore collaborative relationships with the PT and other healthcare team members, and learn how to recognize what is beyond the scope of PTA practice. (1.2-Articulated) NOTE: This course requires intermediate reading, intermediate writing and intermediate math.UndergraduatePhysical Therapist Assistant
PTA PATIENT ASSESSMENT I2221547/11/2017 11:15:09 AMPTA Patient Assessment I prepares students to gather data essential for carrying out the will be exposed to medical and surgical conditions that are commonly seen by the PTA Physical Therapist Asst.PTA-130PTA Patient Assessment I prepares students to gather data essential for carrying out the patient's plan of care developed by the physical therapist. Students learn how to perform components of the assessments of arousal, mentation and cognition; aerobic capacity and endurance; vital signs, anthropometric characteristics, joint integrity and mobility; muscle performance, gait, locomotion, and balance. They learn how to assess normal and abnormal integumentary. Students also learn how to administer standardized tests for pain as well as how to assess factors that contribute to pain. They will learn normal and abnormal patient responses. Students will be exposed to medical and surgical conditions that are commonly seen by the PTA. (1.2-Articulated) NOTE: This course requires intermediate reading, intermediate writing and intermediate math.UndergraduatePhysical Therapist Assistant
INTRO CLINICAL EDUCATION2221347/11/2017 11:15:07 AMPrerequisite 1: PTA 120 with a grade of C or higher, or written consent of PTA program director Physical Therapist Asst.PTA-145Introduction to Clinical Education is a part-time, 5 hour/day, 1 day per week for 12 weeks (total of 60 hours) clinical education experience where foundational knowledge and skills are applied to direct patient care in selected physical therapy settings. Students may be scheduled at one or more clinical sites. Concurrent with spring semester courses, this course provides students the opportunity to perform physical therapy data collection techniques and treatment interventions with uncomplicated patients along with a high degree of supervision and guidance from the supervising physical therapist and/or physical therapist assistant who function as the student's clinical instructor (C.I.). Students have opportunities to apply and further develop learning from the didactic portion of the curriculum in a clinical environment that fosters learning, problem solving, and critical thinking. (1.2) NOTE: Students must successfully perform all items on the Introduction to Clinical Education Skills Checklist in order to successfully pass this course. Students will receive a grade of satisfactory/no credit for this course. This course does not count toward GPA. This course requires intermediate reading, intermediate writing and intermediate math.UndergraduatePhysical Therapist Assistant