PTA 110 - Basic Skills in Physical Therapy

(Two hours theory, three hours of laboratory per week) This course provides an examination of the principles and practices of physical therapy with the development of an understanding and application of basic patient care procedures, such as transfers, wheelchair management, universal precautions and wound management, balance and gait, sensory assessment and PNF techniques, and vital signs assessments. These principles will involve patient and treatment set up in both the Simulation Lab and PTA lab settings, review of PTA responsibilities and incorporate beginning intervention techniques to the course-related topics. The transfer hybrid option has four on-campus skills weekends focused on psychomotor skills for the PTA.

Semester hours: 3.0


Last updated: 06/14/2023