Physical Therapist Asst (PTHA)

PTHA 1201  The Profession of Physical Therapy  2 Credits   (2 Lec, 0 Lab)  

This course covers the introduction to the profession of physical therapy and the role of the physical therapist assistant.

Prerequisite(s): Reading level 7, Math level 9, and Writing level 7
Course Type: Technical

PTHA 1305  Basic Patient Care Skills  3 Credits   (2 Lec, 3 Lab)  

This course covers the application of basic patient handling, functional skills, communication, and selected data collection techniques.

Prerequisite(s): Reading level 7, Math level 9, and Writing level 7
Course Type: Technical

PTHA 1313  Functional Anatomy  3 Credits   (2 Lec, 4 Lab)  

This course covers the relationship of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems to normal and abnormal movement.

Prerequisite(s): Reading level 7, Math level 9, and Writing level 7
Course Type: Technical

PTHA 1321  Pathophysiology for the PTA  3 Credits   (3 Lec, 0 Lab)  

This course covers the study of pathophysiology of diseases/conditions encountered in physical therapy.

Prerequisite(s): Reading level 7, Math level 9, Writing level 7, PTHA 1431, 2409, and 2201, BIOL 2404 OR BIOL 2301, 2101, 2302, and 2102, ENGL 1301.
Course Type: Technical

PTHA 1360  Clinical I-PTA  3 Credits   (0 Lec, 12 Lab)  

This course provides a health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.

Prerequisite(s): Reading level 7, Math level 9, Writing level 7, PTHA 1321, and 2250.
Course Type: Technical

PTHA 1431  Physical Agents  4 Credits   (2 Lec, 4 Lab)  

This course covers biophysical principles, physiological effects, efficacy, and application of physical agents.

Prerequisite(s): PTHA 1201, 1305, 1313, and 1321.
Course Type: Technical

PTHA 2201  Essentials of Data Collection  2 Credits   (1 Lec, 3 Lab)  

This course covers data collection techniques used to assist in patient/client management

Prerequisite(s): Reading level 7, Math level 9, Writing level 7, PTHA 1201, 1305, and 1313; BIOL 2404 or BIOL 2301, 2101, 2302, and 2102.
Course Type: Technical

PTHA 2205  Neurology  2 Credits   (2 Lec, 0 Lab)  

This course is a study of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology as it relates to neurological conditions.

Prerequisite(s): Reading level 7, Writing level 7, Math level 9
Course Type: Technical

PTHA 2217  Issues in Health Care  2 Credits   (2 Lec, 0 Lab)  

This course covers organizational patterns, administrative principles, legal and ethical issues in physical therapy, and preparation for licensure and employment.

Prerequisite(s): Reading level 7, Writing level 7, Math level 9
Course Type: Technical

PTHA 2239  Professional Issues  2 Credits   (2 Lec, 0 Lab)  

This course covers the discussion of professional issues and behaviors related to clinical practice; preparation for transition into the workforce.

Prerequisite(s): Reading level 7, Math level 9, Writing level 7, PTHA 1321 and 2250
Course Type: Technical

PTHA 2409  Therapeutic Exercise  4 Credits   (3 Lec, 3 Lab)  

This course covers concepts, principles, and application of techniques related to therapeutic exercise and functional training.

Prerequisite(s): PTHA 1201, 1305, 1313, and 1321.
Course Type: Technical

PTHA 2431  Management of Neurological Disorders  4 Credits   (3 Lec, 4 Lab)  

This course is an advanced course integrating previously learned and new skills/techniques into the comprehensive rehabilitation of selected neurological disorders. Includes enhancement of professional development.

Prerequisite(s): Reading level 7, Math level 9, Writing level 7, PTHA 1321, and 2250.
Course Type: Technical

PTHA 2435  Rehabilitation Techniques  4 Credits   (3 Lec, 3 Lab)  

This course covers the comprehensive rehabilitation of selected diseases and disorders.

Prerequisite(s): Reading level 7, Math level 9, and Writing level 7, PTHA 1321 and 2250.
Course Type: Technical

PTHA 2460  Clinical II - PTA  4 Credits   (0 Lec, 16 Lab)  

This course provides a health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.

Prerequisite(s): Reading level 7, Math level 9, Writing level, PTHA 2431, 2435, 2239, and 1360, MATH 1314
Course Type: Technical

PTHA 2461  Clinical III - PTA  4 Credits   (0 Lec, 16 Lab)  

This course provides a health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.

Prerequisite(s): Reading level 7, Math level 9, Writing level 7, PTHA 2431, 2435, 2239, and 1360, MATH 1314.
Course Type: Technical