This course introduces the new physical therapist assistant (PTA) student to the physical therapy profession, its professional organizations and the dynamic world of healthcare. Special emphasis is placed on becoming a healthcare professional and understanding the behaviors and responsibilities which by law, ethical standards, and professional standards of conduct are appropriate for a physical therapist and a physical therapist assistant. Additional focus is placed upon understanding the role of the PTA in the healthcare system, the role of team members, legal/ethical issues, medical terminology, documentation, stress management, patient safety and privacy, practice parameters and communication skills. The course format is lecture and discussion. Learning in this course is evaluated via assignments, projects, quizzes, and cumulative examinations. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
Corequisites: PHT 1120, PHT 1120L, PHT 1200, PHT 1200L.
Terms Typically Offered: Fall
Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes
for the term.
The courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide
Course Numbering System, a system used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and 32 non-public
institutions. Seminole State controls the description, credit and content of its own courses.