2021-2022 Catalog 
    
    Sep 23, 2021  
2021-2022 Catalog

PTA 101 - Physical Therapist Assisting (2 Credits)


This course introduces students to the profession of physical therapy and the role of the physical therapist assistant (PTA). Topics include the history of physical therapy, the evolution of the physical therapist assistant, the physical therapist/PTA relationship, the health care team, the current state of health care in America, and the ethical and professional characteristics of the PTA. In addition, students are introduced to reading and understanding physical therapy literature, the fundamentals of medical terminology, medical documentation and billing, and documentation standards in physical therapy. Lecture Hours: 26. Prerequisite(s): Permission of the department head. Course Fee: $40. Usually offered in the fall.