This course is designed to provide a forum by which PTA students can integrate didactic and clinical experiences in the development of skills relative to the practice of physical therapy. The student will have the opportunity to prepare for entry-level employment in physical therapy, and will be introduced to issues and topics relative to the practice of physical therapy which are considered post-graduate level skill development. These include topics in specialty areas of physical therapy practice, alternative therapeutic approaches to patient care, and advanced techniques in musculoskeletal and neuromuscular dysfunction. Projects and laboratory experiences provide the opportunity for the student to gain an introductory knowledge and application base upon which clinical skills are developed.
Enrollment in the Physical Therapist Assistant program