PTA Courses

PTAT 2200 Intro to Physical Therapy Credit Hrs: 2
Pre-Req: Admission to PTA program is required prior to taking PTA courses
Co-Req: None
This course introduces the physical therapist assistant student to the history of the physical therapy profession and the PTA, contemporary physical therapy practice and the role of the PTA in relationship to the physical therapist and other health care providers, and the American Physical Therapy Association. Medical terminology and documentation techniques are also introduced in relation to physical therapy practice.

PTAT 2280 Seminar for the PTA Credit Hrs: 2
Pre-Req: PTAT 2200, PTAT 2460, PTAT 2410
Co-Req: None
This course provides the PTA student with opportunities to bridge previous course work to a variety of unique clinical perspectives within the practice of physical therapy. This course provides continued opportunities to apply prior learning to the transition from student to successful member of the healthcare team.

PTAT 2370 Professional Devel for the PTA Credit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: PTAT 2200, PTAT 2460, PTAT 2410
Co-Req: None
This course prepares the PTA student for skills needed to be successful in the broader domain of the health care workforce, with a focus on those attributes and behaviors that apply to the PTA within the clinical environment.

PTAT 2410 Kinesiology for the PTA Credit Hrs: 4
Pre-Req: None
Co-Req: None
This course integrates basic and advanced functions of the nervous and musculoskeletal system with emphasis on normal joint structure, muscle attachments, actions and innervations, palpation skills and manual muscle testing. The physical therapist assistant student will apply these concepts to the understanding of normal human motion in relation to physical therapy practice.

PTAT 2440 Biophysical Agents for the PTA Credit Hrs: 4
Pre-Req: PTAT 2460
Co-Req: None
This course includes all current theory and practice of biophysical agents for the physical therapist assistant student. Emphasis will be placed on safe and effective application, physiological effects, intervention parameters and expected outcomes.

PTAT 2460 Patient Care Skills Credit Hrs: 4
Pre-Req: Admission to the PTA program is required prior to taking PTA courses
Co-Req: None
This course includes all of the fundamental patient care skills, selected data collection and physical therapy interventions for the physical therapist assistant student.

PTAT 2492 Integrated Clinical Education Credit Hrs: 4
Pre-Req: PTAT 2200, PTAT 2460, PTAT 2410
Co-Req: None
Integrated clinical education experiences consist of the student's supervised clinical practice of previously learned PTA duties and functions in a physical therapy practice setting under the direction of a licensed physical therapist or physical therapist assistant. Students are required to achieve the program's clinical performance expectations by the end of the clinical education experience.

PTAT 2493 Terminal Clinical Education I Credit Hrs: 4
Pre-Req: PTAT 2200, PTAT 2460, PTAT 2410
Co-Req: None
Terminal clinical education experiences consist of the student's supervised clinical practice of previously learned PTA duties and functions in a physical therapy practice setting under the direction of a licensed physical therapist or physical therapist assistant. Students are required to achieve the program's specific clinical performance expectations by the end of the clinical education experience.

PTAT 2494 Terminal Clinical Education II Credit Hrs: 4
Pre-Req: PTAT 2200, PTAT 2460, PTAT 2410
Co-Req: None
Terminal clinical education experiences consist of the student's supervised clinical practice of previously learned PTA duties and functions in a physical therapy practice setting under the direction of a licensed physical therapist or physical therapist assistant. Students are required to achieve the program's specific clinical performance expectations by the end of the clinical education experience.

PTAT 2510 Musculoskel Cond/Treatment Credit Hrs: 5
Pre-Req: PTAT 2200, PTAT 2460, PTAT 2410
Co-Req: None
This course introduces the PTA student to common musculoskeletal pathologies, contemporary rehabilitation concepts, and accepted therapeutic interventions for these conditions. Emphasis will be placed on safe and effective application of specific orthopedic treatment interventions and data collection.

PTAT 2520 Neuromuscul Cond/Treatment Credit Hrs: 5
Pre-Req: None
Co-Req: None
This course introduces the PTA student to common neuromuscular pathologies, contemporary rehabilitation concepts, and accepted therapeutic interventions for these conditions. Emphasis will be placed on safe and effective application of specific neuromuscular treatment interventions and data collection.

PTAT 2530 Med Surgical Cond/Treatment Credit Hrs: 5
Pre-Req: PTAT 2510
Co-Req: PTA 2520
This course introduces the PTA student to common medical and surgical pathologies of various body systems, contemporary rehabilitation concepts, and accepted therapeutic interventions for these conditions. Emphasis will be placed on safe and effective application of related treatment interventions and data collection.