PTA 106 - Introduction to Physical Therapy

(Two hours theory per week) This course is designed to introduce the profession and practice of physical therapy, program expectations, professional literature and APA style writing, and includes community and professional service activities outside the classroom. Students will explore topics such as the history and development of the profession, the roles and characteristics of physical therapists and physical therapist assistants, the American Physical Therapy Association, laws, ethics, financing and communication in physical therapy, as well as an introduction of practice in physical therapy relating to interventions for musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular, pulmonary, integumentary, pediatric and geriatric systems and populations.

Semester hours: 2.0

Last updated: 02/02/2023