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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; Ozark PTA Fee: $35, Ozark Allied Health Fee: $20.

PTA 1122: CLINICAL KINESIOLOGY

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 extremities. Students will also learn to assess range of motion and muscle strength.

Lecture: 2 hours; Ozark Allied Health Fee: $40.

PTA 1132: PATHOLOGICAL CONDITIONS

This course will examine the mechanisms and concepts of selected pathological conditions in the human body. Emphasis 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 diseases and disorders commonly seen in physical therapy practice.

Lecture: 2 hours; Ozark Allied Health Fee: $40.

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.

Laboratory: 1 hour; Ozark Allied Health Fee: $20.

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.

Lecture: 3 hours; Ozark Allied Health Fee: $60.

PTA 1251: DATA COLLECTION IN PHYSICAL THERAPY LAB

This lab will cover data collection and compilation as it relates to Physical Therapy.

Laboratory: 1 hour; Ozark Allied Health Fee: $20.

PTA 2121: NEUROLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT AND MOTOR CONTROL

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

Lecture: 1 hour; Ozark Allied Health Fee: $20.

PTA 2122: THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES LABORATORY

Co-requisite: PTA 2123

Lab skills practice to apply concepts presented in PTA 2123.

Laboratory: 2 hours; Ozark Allied Health FEe: $40.

PTA 2123: THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

Co-requisite: PTA 2122

Students will learn physical therapy interventions using specific physical agents.

Lecture: 3 hours; Ozark Allied Health Fee: $60.

PTA 2142: THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE AND CARDIOPULMONARY REHABILITATION LAB

Co-requisite: PTA 2143.

Lab skills practice to apply to concepts presented in PTA 2143.

Laboratory: 2 hours; Ozark Allied Health Fee: $40.

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.

Lecture: 3 hours; Ozark Allied Health Fee: $60.

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 organiztional patterns.

Lecture: 1 hour; Ozark Allied Health Fee: $20.

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.

Clinical: 4 hours; Ozark Allied Health Fee: $80.

PTA 2211: MUSCULOSKELETAL REHABILITATION LAB

Co-requisite(s): PTA 2212

Lab skills practice to apply concepts presented in PTA 2212.

Laboratory: 1 hour; Ozark Allied Health Fee: $20.

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.

Lecture: 2 hours; Ozark Allied Health Fee: $40.

PTA 2221: NEUROLOGICAL REHABILITATION LAB

Lab skills practice to apply concepts presented in PTA 2222.

Laboratory: 1 hour; Ozark Allied Health Fee: $20.

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.

Lecture: 2 hours; Ozark Allied Health Fee: $40.

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.

Clinical: 4 hours; Ozark PTA Fee: $35, Ozark Allied Health Fee: $80.

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.

Clinical: 5 hours; Ozark Allied Health Fee: $100.