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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Physical Therapy (P T)

P T 250 Physical Therapist Assistant--Procedures II (4) General considerations for advanced physical therapy modalities including their indications, contraindications, skill development and practical application.

P T 250 Physical Therapist Assistant Procedures II (4)

This course is a comprehensive study of electrical modalities in Physical Therapy. Concepts of nocioception and neuromuscular excitation will be discussed and introduced to the student. The course is designed to give the PTA student a working knowledge in the application and theory of electrical modalities and physical properties to enhance the rehabilitation process. These treatment methods will be discussed and practiced in relation to the overall clinical management of patients and their specific disorders. Cognitive and psychomotor skills will be assessed through written examination, as well as practical examinations/competencies. At some campuses, ultraviolet and other physical agents will also be studied and practiced.

This course is the second course in Procedures and covers the more advanced modalities and principles. Prerequisites for this course include a grade of C or better in: P T 150, P T 160, P T 270, P T 384, P T 395E, and P T 395W are required prerequisites. This course is a prerequisite for: P T 395E, P T 395F, and P T 395G. The course is offered once per calendar year at each campus. 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 inP T 150, P T 160, P T 270, P T 384, P T 395E, P T 395W

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