Course Descriptions

Intro to Physical Therapy

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This course introduces the field of physical therapy including the history and standards of practice for the physical therapist assistant and basic treatment techniques. Emphasis is placed on ethical and legal considerations, universal precautions, vital signs, documentation, basic patient preparation and treatment skills, and architectural barrier screening. Upon completion, students should be able to explain the role of the physical therapist assistant and demonstrate competence in basic techniques of patient care.

Course Name: 

PTA-110

Class Hours: 

2

Lab Hours: 

3

Clinical Hours: 

0

Credit Hours: 

3