This clinical education course involves assignment of the student to two different full time affiliations totaling ten weeks. The student will have the opportunity to apply all treatment procedures, assessments and patient care skills necessary for entry level competency for the practice of Physical Therapist Assistant. The longer assignments allow the student to follow patients through the course of therapy in order to observe changes in patient function in response to treatment. The student will have the opportunity to integrate knowledge and skills to master critical thinking skills, analyze patient response to treatments, participate as a member of the health care team, participate in patient, family and staff teaching activities, and model professional behaviors. Upon completion of this course, the student will have demonstrated all critical skills necessary for entry-level competency of a physical therapist assistant.
Enrollment in the Physical Therapist Assistant program