May 27, 2018  
2018-2019 Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Catalog

PTA 110 Introduction to Physical Therapy

Lecture: 2 Lab: 3 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
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. Pre-requisite(s): Enrollment in the Physical Therapist Assistant program.