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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Physical Therapy (P T)

P T 100 Physical Therapist Assistant--Introduction (3) Orientation to the field of physical therapy, historical background of the profession, professional ethics, medical terminology, and patient care techniques.

P T 100 Physical Therapist Assistant - Introduction (3)

This course is a general introduction into the field of physical therapy. The definition, role and function of the physical therapist, physical therapist assistant, and other health care providers as members of the health care team will be covered. The history of physical therapy and the physical therapist assistant will be reviewed. The organization of the physical therapy department and the health care team will be detailed. Each student will be expected to recognize and understand the professional code of ethics and standards that apply to the practice of a physical therapist assistant. The Guide to Physical Therapist Practice will be introduced. Documentation, medical vocabulary and abbreviations commonly used in physical therapy will be studied. The health professional as a student, clinician, and person will be examined. Laboratory topics include an introduction to body mechanics, gait and transfer training, vital signs, aseptic and positioning techniques. Cognitive and psychomotor skills will be assessed through written examination as well as practical examinations and competencies.

This course is a prerequisite for P T 150, P T 160, P T 202, P T 203, P T 205, P T 270, and P T 384. The course is offered once per calendar year. Expected enrollment is 20 - 45 students, with a limit of 15 students in a given lab section.

Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details, check the specific course syllabus.

 


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2004
Prerequisite: a grade of C or better inBIOL 129

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.