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Physical Therapy (P T)

P T 160 Therapeutic Exercise I (3) Introduction to the principles of exercise in the treatment of disease and injury.

P T 160

P T 160 Therapeutic Exercise I (3)

This course provides an introduction to the principles of exercise and measurement for the interventions utilized in the management of disease and injury. Each student will be expected to understand their role in the implementation of various therapeutic exercise programs and tests and measures. The course may include, but is not limited to, some or all of the following topics: goniometry, manual muscle testing, arthrokinematics, osteokinematics, aerobic/anaerobic exercise, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, muscle stretching techniques, and/or cardiopulmonary treatment. Indications and contraindications for the various forms of range of motion exercises and equipment will be incorporated in the protocols presented in this course.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2004 Ending: Summer 2016
Prerequisite: a grade of C or better inBIOL 129, BIOL 141, BIOL 142, P T 100, P T 384

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