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PTA 1000 Introduction to Physical Therapy

Purpose, philosophy, history and development of the physical therapy (PT) profession; physical therapist assistant (PTA) duties; PT/PTA relationship; essential functions; legal and ethical responsibilities and professional behaviors; function of regulatory agencies, licensing bodies and professional associations; PTA program expectations; physical therapy practice; communication basics; medical terminology.

Prerequisites: NONE

Course Outcomes
  • Students will be able to identify legal and ethical responsibilities of a physical therapist assistant.
  • Students will be able to identify various components of the patient examination, evaluation, and plan of care, as well as the different practice areas.
  • Students will be able to identify various aspects of communication in physical therapy.
  • Students will be able to identify appropriate terminology used in the medical field.
  • Students will be able to identify various aspects of the field of physical therapy as well as expectations associated with the Sinclair Physical Therapist Assistant program.
Credit Hours: 2
  • Classroom: 2 hours
  • Division: Health Sciences
  • Department: Rehabilitation Services
  • Repeatable Credit: No
  • Offered Online: Yes
Available Sections
Online Learning
Online Learning
Faculty: Garber
Term: Spring 2021
Format: Complete work online when it fits your schedule while adhering to weekly deadlines. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Course Fee: $15.00
Open Seats: 4
Section: 501
Open Seats: 4
Section: 501
Online Learning
Online Learning
Faculty: Garber
Term: Spring 2021
Format: Condensed content. Shorter than normal term - meets once or a few times only. Complete work online when it fits your schedule while adhering to weekly deadlines. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Note: B Term
Course Fee: $15.00
Open Seats: 17
Section: 5B1
Open Seats: 17
Section: 5B1