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PTA 1121
CLINICAL KINESIOLOGY LAB

Co-requisite: PTA 1122.
Lab skills practice to apply concepts presented in PTA 1122.
Laboratory: 1 hour.


PTA 1122
CLINICAL KINESIOLOGY

Course credit: 2 hours. Co-requisite: PTA 1121. This course provides an introduction to the musculoskeletal anatomy, human movement, and clinical assessment. Students will learn to locate and identify muscles, joints, and boney landmarks of the spine and extremeties. Students will also learn to assess range of motion and muscle strength.


PTA 1132
PATHOLOGICAL CONDITIONS

Course credit: 2 hours lecture. This course will examine the mechanisms and concepts of selected pathological conditions in the human body. Emphasisis is placed on how the specific pathological condition affects the functioning of the system involved, as well as its impact on other body systems. This course includes general pathology with emphasis on the study of diseasaes and disorders commonly seen in physical therapy practice.


PTA 1231
THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES I LAB

Course credit: 1 hour laboratory. Co-requisite: PTA 1232. Lab skills practice to apply concepts presented in PTA 1232.


PTA 1232
THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES I

Course credit: 2 hours lecture. Co-requisite: PTA 1231. Students will learn physical therapy interventions using specific physical agents.


PTA 1241
PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICAL THERAPY LAB

Co-requisite: PTA 1243
This lab will cover concepts and techniques presented in PTA 1243 Principles of Physical Therapy.
Course credit: 1 hour laboratory.


PTA 1243
PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICAL THERAPY

This course provides an introduction and orientation to the field of physical therapy. This course will introduce students to the theory, principles, and techniques of patient care. Students will be introduced to concepts of professional ethics and conduct in the delivery of patient care.
Course credit: 3 hours lecture


PTA 1251
DATA COLLECTION IN PHYSICAL THERAPY LAB

This lab will cover data collection and compilation as it relates to Physical Therapy.
Course credit: 1 hour laboratory.


PTA 2112
THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES II LAB

Co-requisite: PTA 2113.
Lab skills practice to apply concepts presented in PTA 2113.


PTA 2113
THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES II

Co-requisite: PTA 2112.
This course is a continuation of physical therapy interventions using specific physical agents.
Course credit: 2 hours lecture.


PTA 2121
NEUROLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT AND MOTOR CONTROL

This course will examine the principles of normal motor development across the lifespan from infancy to adulthood.


PTA 2142
THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE AND CARDIOPULMONARY REHABILITATION LAB

Co-requisite: PTA 2143.
Lab skills practice to apply to concepts presented in PTA 2143.


PTA 2143
THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE AND CARDIOPULMONARY REHABILITATION

Co-requisite: PTA 2142
This course will examine the theory and application of physical therapy procedures for the management of patients with cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions. This course will also examine the theory and application of therapeutic exercise.


PTA 2151
ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES

This course will examine the administrative aspects of providing physical therapy services including reimbursement, quality improvement, laws and professional liability regarding the delivery of physical therapy services, administrative principles, and organizational patterns.
Course credit: 1 hour lecture.


PTA 2164
CLINICAL EXPERIENCE I

This course is the first clinical experience in the PTA program curriculum. Students will perform 200 hours of clinical practice in a physical therapy setting while under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist and/or licensed physical therapist assistant. Students will apply the knowledge and skills acquired from previous didactic learning as deemed appropriate by the clinical instructor.


PTA 2211
MUSCULOSKELETAL REHABILITATION LAB

Co-requisite(s): PTA 2212
Lab skills practice to apply concepts presented in PTA 2212.


PTA 2212
MUSCULOSKELETAL REHABILITATION

Co-requisite(s): PTA 2211
This course will examine the theory and application of physical therapy interventions for the management of patients with specific musculoskeletal conditions. A review of basic assessment and treatment procedures will be included.


PTA 2221
NEUROLOGICAL REHABILITATION LAB

Lab skills practice to apply concepts presented in PTA 2222.


PTA 2222
NEUROLOGICAL REHABILITATION

Co-Requisite(s): PTA 2221
This course will examine the theory and application of physical therapy interventions for the management of specific neurological disorders. A review of basic assessment and treatment procedures will be included.


PTA 2234
CLINICAL EXPERIENCE II

Pre-requisite: PTA 2164
This course is the second clinical experience in the PTA program curriculum. Students will perform 200 hours of clinical practice in a physical therapy setting while under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist and/or licensed physical therapist assistant. Students will apply the knowledge and skills acquired from previous didactic learning as deemed appropriate by the clinical instructor.


PTA 2235
CLINICAL EXPERIENCE III

Pre-requisite: PTA 2234
This course is the third clinical experience in the PTA program curriculum. Students will perform 240 hours of clinical practice in a physical therapy setting while under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist and/or licensed physical therapist assistant. Students will apply the knowledge and skills acquired from previous didactic learning as deemed appropriate by the clinical instructor.


PTA 2303
DIRECTED STUDY

Pre-requisite: Program Director approval
An individualized course of study which includes topics related to physical therapy.


PTA 2991, 2992, 2993, 2994, 2995, 2996
SPECIAL TOPICS FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANT

This course is designed to introduce students to specific areas in Physical Therapist Assistant. Course content and credit are designed to meet the needs of the student. The topic will vary from offering to offering; thus, the course may be taken more than once for a total of 6 hours. This course requires 15 clock hours per one semester credit hour.


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