PTAT-1100 Introduction to Physical Therapist Assisting

2 Credits

History and principles of physical therapy. Role of physical therapist assistant in relation to physical therapist. Survey of physical therapy treatment procedures. Legal and ethical responsibilities relating to health care service. Discussion of stress, its symptoms and behaviors as related to physical therapy.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): ENG-1010 College Composition I, or ENG-101H Honors College Composition I; and MA-1020 Medical Terminology; and departmental approval.

PTAT-1300 Functional Anatomy

4 Credits

Study of anatomy and function of human body to include head, neck, shoulder girdle, trunk, and upper and lower extremities. Study of motion of human body as basic to application of exercise with emphasis on study of functional problems for analysis of body movement.

Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): BIO-2331 Anatomy and Physiology I, and MA-1020 Medical Terminology I; and departmental approval: admission to Physical Therapist Assisting program or Occupational Therapy program.

PTAT-1311 Fundamentals of Physical Therapy

2 Credits

Fundamental procedures and theories for practice of physical therapy. Posture, movement, body mechanics, lifting and moving patients. Gait, assistive devices, bandaging, massage and complimentary therapies. Wheelchair features, maintenance and mobility. Professional behaviors and the therapeutic relationship.

Lecture: 1.5 hour. Laboratory: 1.5 hour

Prerequisite(s): PTAT-1300 Functional Anatomy and HTEC-1000 Introduction to Patient Care and departmental approval: admission to program.

PTAT-1320 Introduction to Therapeutic Exercise

2 Credits

Introduction to the principles of therapeutic exercise including passive, active, active assistive and resistive exercise. Differentiation of strength, flexibility and stretching exercises.

Lecture: 1.5 hour. Laboratory: 1.5 hour

Prerequisite(s): HTEC-1000 Introduction to Patient Care; and concurrent enrollment in PTAT-1300 Functional Anatomy, and departmental approval.

PTAT-1401 Clinical Pathophysiology

2 Credits

Introduction to medical conditions commonly encountered in the practice of physical therapy that affect such systems as the Endocrine, Immune, Peripheral Vascular and Vestibular systems. Discuss health and disease and process of inflammation and repair of tissue and mechanisms of pain.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): PTAT-1300 Functional Anatomy, and PTAT-1311 Fundamentals of Physical Therapy, and BIO-2341 Anatomy and Physiology II, and departmental approval.

PTAT-1411 Physical Therapy Procedures

3 Credits

Physical Therapy procedures, emphasizing treatment utilizing physical agents. Use and application of modalities that emanate from electromagnetic and acoustic spectra.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): PTAT-1100 Introduction to Physical Therapist Assisting, PTAT-1300 Functional Anatomy, and PTAT-1311 Fundamentals of Physical Therapy, and departmental approval.

PTAT-1420 Therapeutic Exercise

3 Credits

Physical therapy techniques and principles utilized in therapeutic exercise.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): PTAT-1300 Functional Anatomy, and PTAT-1311 Fundamentals of Physical Therapy, and PTAT-1320 Introduction to Therapeutic Exercise, and departmental approval.

PTAT-1820 Independent Study/Research in Physical Therapist Assisting

1-3 Credits

Directed individual study. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval, and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test.

PTAT-2200 Physical Therapy in Acute Care Setting

2 Credits

Explores the procedures, equipment and common pathologies encountered in the practice of physical therapy in the acute care environment. Physical therapy techniques for intervention are also presented, demonstrated and practiced.

Lecture: 1.5 hour. Laboratory: 1.5 hour

Prerequisite(s): PTAT-1311 Fundamentals of Physical Therapy, and departmental approval.

PTAT-2301 Long Term Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Procedures

4 Credits

Physical therapy techniques and procedures required for long term adult rehabilitation in selected diagnoses and impairments.

Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): BIO-2341 Anatomy and Physiology II, and, PTAT-1401 Clinical Pathophysiology, and PTAT-1420 Therapeutic Exercise, and departmental approval.

PTAT-2310 Pediatric Physical Therapy

2 Credits

Special considerations of physical therapy approaches, role, and procedures regarding infants and children. Normal fetal and postnatal growth and development. Examination of wide range of disease and disabilities affecting infants and children, and physical therapy skills necessary for interaction and treatment of this patient population.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): BIO-2341 Anatomy and Physiology II, PTAT-1401 Clinical Pathophysiology, PTAT-1411 Physical Therapy Procedures, and PTAT-1420 Therapeutic Exercise, and departmental approval.

PTAT-2330 Geriatric Physical Therapy

2 Credits

Special considerations of physical therapy approaches, role, and procedures regarding the older adult population. Statistics, myths, and legislation regarding aging population. Typical aging and its implications for treatment and wellness.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): PTAT-1401 Clinical Pathophysiology, and PTAT-1420 Therapeutic Exercise; and concurrent enrollment in PTAT-2301 Long Term Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Procedures, and departmental approval

PTAT-2341 Psychosocial issues in Physical Therapy

2 Credits

Designed to familiarize the student with the common mental health illnesses and psychosocial issues that may affect physical therapy interventions.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): PTAT-1100 Introduction to Physical Therapist Assisting; and PSY-1010 General Psychology or concurrent enrollment; or PSY-101H Honors General Psychology, or concurrent enrollment.

PTAT-2820 Advanced Independent Study/Research in Physical Therapist Assisting

1-3 Credits

Directed individual advanced study. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval, and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test.

PTAT-2840 Clinical Practicum I

2 Credits

Capstone course in Physical Therapist Assisting Technology. Application of learned physical therapy techniques in a clinical setting.

Other Required Hours: 240 hours per semester (40 hours per week for 8 weeks).

Prerequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in PTAT-2970, and departmental approval: completion of all didactic coursework in the PTAT program.

PTAT-2850 Clinical Practicum II

2 Credits

Capstone course in Physical Therapist Assisting Technology. Application of learned physical therapy techniques in a clinical setting. Other required hours: Clinical Practicum: 240 hours per semester (40 hours per week for 8 weeks).

Prerequisite(s): PTAT-2840 Clinical Practicum I and PTAT-2970 Practicum Seminar, and departmental approval.

PTAT-2940 Field Experience I

1 Credit

Application of learned physical therapy techniques in clinical setting.

Other Required Hours: Field experience: 195 hours per semester (39 hours per week for 5 weeks).

Prerequisite(s): PTAT-1420 Therapeutic Exercise or concurrent enrollment, and PTAT-1410 Physical Therapy Procedures or concurrent enrollment, and departmental approval.

PTAT-2970 Practicum Seminar

1 Credit

Integration of knowledge and skills acquired in academic coursework and clinical practicum. Clarify role and function of the physical therapist assistant in preparation for licensure and entry into the workforce.

Other Required Hours: Seminar: 15 hours per semester.

Prerequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in PTAT-2840 Clinical Practicum I and concurrent enrollment in PTAT-2850 Clinical Practicum II, and departmental approval: completion of all didactic coursework in PTAT program.