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PTA 1100 Professional Issues

The American Physical Therapy Association and it's role in supporting physical therapists (PTs), physical therapist assistants (PTAs), and the profession; Professionalism and professional behaviors in the health care setting; Communication and interpersonal skills to build rapport and foster effective teamwork; Introduction to documentation and physical therapy specific medical terminology; Legal and ethical considerations for the practicing PTA; Scope of practice, including the roles and responsibilities of PTs versus PTAs; Introduction to interprofessional collaboration; Critical thinking and problem-solving for evidence-based practice.

Prerequisites: PTA 1000

Course Outcomes
  • Students will be able to identify the components of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) model for use in physical therapy practice at an introductory level.
  • Students will be able to identify concepts related to documentation in the physical therapy environment at an introductory level.
  • Students will be able to identify concepts related to participation in the health care environment at an introductory level.
  • Students will be able to identify concepts related to ethics, values, and responsibilities in the healthcare environment at an introductory level.
  • Students will be able to discuss concepts related to the physical therapy plan of care at an introductory level.
Credit Hours: 1
  • Classroom: 1 hour
  • Division: Health Sciences
  • Department: Rehabilitation Services
  • Repeatable Credit: No
  • Offered Online: Yes
Available Sections
Blended Learning
Downtown Dayton Campus
Bldg 14, Rm 230
Term: Fall 2022
Format: Course meets in person on scheduled days and times with additional online content. Check the schedule to confirm the days and times your class will meet in-person. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Restrictions: Restricted to PTA Majors, Restricted to PTA Majors, Required to Be 18 Or Older
Open Seats: 14
Meets: M from 2:00PM to 2:50PM
Section: Y10
Open Seats: 14
Meets: M from
2:00PM to 2:50PM
Section: Y10