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1000
PHT

Introduction to Physical Therapy

Prerequisite: Acceptance into PTA program. This course provides an introduction to the history, present practice, and future trends of the physical therapy profession. An introduction to the team concept in health care including the role and responsibilities of the physical therapist assistant will be discussed. Students will also be presented with: an examination of legal and ethical issues related to the practice of physical therapy, patient's rights and responsibilities, confidentiality of patient information, discussion of structure and services of the American Physical Therapy Association, reimbursement systems and fiscal considerations of providers and consumers of physical therapy services, quality assurance and assessment in the delivery of physical therapy, and basic communication techniques.

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 2

1000H
PHT

Honors Intro To Physical Therapy

Credit hours: 3

1102
PHT

Applied Anatomy for Physical Therapy Assistants

Corequisites: BSC2085, BSC2085L. This is a course for PTA students that reviews musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, and basic anatomical concepts. Functional anatomy will include the study of human joints, muscles, ligaments, and functional human motion. Application of anatomical concepts to physical therapy procedures will also be introduced. Examination of these concepts will include: coordinated muscle functional and neuromuscular control. This is a preparatory class for PHT1124.

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 2

1124
PHT

Functional Human Motion

Prerequisites: BSC2085, BSC2085L, PHT1102. Functional Human Motion is a course designed for PTA students to review musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, and basic anatomical concepts. Functional mechanics, planes, and other relationships will be explored as they relate to joints, muscles, ligaments, and human body movement. Also includes the study of basic kinesiological/-biomechanical principles and their application to human movement such as analysis of normal movement patterns, posture, and gait. This course will focus on the axial skeleton, appendicular skeleton, and will explore anatomical concepts as they relate to the field of physical therapy.

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 2

1124L
PHT

Functional Human Motion Lab

Corequisite: PHT1124. A laboratory course offering practice in the application of principles presented in PHT1124 in movement, posture, and gait analysis and measurement. Focus on the development of sound application of kinesiological and biomechanical concepts to human movement and on the development of keen and effective visual and manual observational skills, surface anatomy, and palpation.

Credit hours: 2
Lab hours: 4

1131
PHT

Assessment, Measurement and Documentation

Prerequisite: HSC1531. Introduction to medical record keeping. Documentation skills, including SOAP notes, narrative notes, and computerized documentation systems. Reading and interpreting a physical therapy evaluation. Concepts of measurement, assessment, and recording of flexibility, strength, function, balance, endurance, pain, neurological deficit and sensation, segmental length, girth, and volume.

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 1

1131L
PHT

Assessment, Measurement, and Documentation Lab

A laboratory course designed to practice principles presented in PHT 1131. Reading and interpreting medical records and examination of a variety of evaluation and assessment forms. Practice in documentation skills, goniometry, muscle testing, neurological and sensory testing, coordination, and functional assessment.

Credit hours: 2
Lab hours: 4

1200
PHT

Basic Skills in Patient Care

Corequisite: PHT1000. Introduction to basic patient care skills; moving, lifting, and transferring patients; patient positioning and draping; preparation of treatment area; medical asepsis and infection control; body mechanics; wheelchair operation and adjustment; identification of architectural barriers; safety issues in patient care and transport; fitting and application of selected adaptive devices; introduction to activities of daily living; bed mobility skills; vital signs, and range of motion.

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 2

1200L
PHT

Basic Skills in Patient Care Lab

$27.00 lab fee Corequisite: PHT1200. A laboratory course designed for practice in the basic patient care skills presented in PHT1200. The focus is on the development of safe and competent patient and equipment handling skills.

Credit hours: 2
Lab hours: 4

1220
PHT

Introduction to Therapeutic Exercise

Prerequisites: PHT1200, PHT1200L. Introduction to the types and effects of exercise; rationale for and functional basis of exercises and techniques employed for therapeutic reasons; use and maintenance of a variety of exercise equipment; exploration of the concepts of lifespan fitness and wellness.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1220L
PHT

Therapeutic Exercise Lab

$20.00 lab fee Corequisite: PHT1220. A laboratory course designed to develop skill in the application of the concepts and techniques of exercise therapy presented in PHT1220. Hands-on experience with a variety of exercise equipment and practice in performing, assisting, and teaching of therapeutic exercises.

Credit hours: 2
Lab hours: 4

2208
PHT

Clinical Practicum in Manual Techniques II

Prerequisites: PHT2803. Corequisite: PHT2204, PHT2204L. This course provides a clinical experience which includes delivery of hands-on techniques and sequences to balance the various energy patterns of the body to patients in a supervised setting. May be repeated 2 times for credit.

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 4.33

2211
PHT

Therapeutic Modali

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 2

2211L
PHT

Therapeutic Modalities Lab

$60.00 lab fee Corequisite: PHT2211. A laboratory course designed to develop competencies in the application of therapeutic modalities discussed in PHT2211. Positioning, draping, and safety precautions in the use of all modalities will be a strong focus.

Credit hours: 2
Lab hours: 4

2224
PHT

Med/Surg Disabilit

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 2

2224L
PHT

Ther Intervent Lab

Credit hours: 1
Lab hours: 2

2225
PHT

Orthopedic Disabil

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2225L
PHT

Therapeutic Interventions II Lab

Corequisite: PHT2225. This is a laboratory course designed to develop skill in the application of concepts presented in PHT2225. Practice in performing therapeutic exercises and treatment techniques for selected orthopedic disabilities.

Credit hours: 2
Lab hours: 4

2226
PHT

Neurological Disab

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2226L
PHT

Therapeutic Interventions III Lab

Corequisite: PHT2226. This is a laboratory course designed to develop skill in the application of concepts presented in PHT2226. Practice in performing, assisting, teaching, and documenting therapeutic exercises and treatment techniques for selected neurological disabilities.

Credit hours: 2
Lab hours: 4

2801
PHT

PTA Clinical Practice I

$17.00 lab fee Prerequisites: PHT2211, PHT2211L. Students are assigned to an agency providing physical therapy services for an introductory (full-time, 40 hours/week for 4 weeks) experience in the application of skills learned in the classroom to patients in the clinical setting. Students implement PT treatments and perform specific clinical tasks under the close supervision of a physical therapist. This is an introductory experience and emphasis is on developing ease in the moving and handling of patients; confidence in communicating and interacting with staff, patients, and their families; sharpened powers of observation; and an understanding of the role of the physical therapist assistant. A Patient Care Study is completed along with pertinent literature review.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 12

2810
PHT

Clin Practice II

Credit hours: 5
Lecture hours: 40

2820
PHT

Clin Practice III

Credit hours: 5
Lecture hours: 40

2931
PHT

Seminar

$35.00 lab fee Corequisites: PHT2810, PHT2820. This course is designed to broaden the scope of the student's understanding of clinical practice. Relationship of clinical research to clinical practice. Reading and review of professional literature in physical therapy or related fields. Conduction and presentation of patient care studies. Responsibilities for continuing education and professional development and quality assurance. Licensure issues. Job skills such as resumes and interview techniques. Reviewing for final competency exam and licensing exam preparation. Presentation of in-service and quality assurance projects. Final comprehensive exam.

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 2

2949
PHT

COOP/Work Experience/Physical Therapy

1-3 crs. Cooperative Education courses may be taken toward completion of most of the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degree programs. A maximum of six credit hours may be used in meeting the A.A. degree requirements. Prerequisite: Minimum of 2.0 GPA, meet with the co-op coordinator, and availability of co-op work experience slot. Supervised, practical work experience that seeks to combine theories and apply practical skills to projects in the student's major field of study. Requirements include online weekly, mid-term, and end-of-term reflection assignments.

Credit hours: 1
Other hours: 1

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