PTA Course Listing

This course introduces the new Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) student to the physical therapy profession, its professional organizations and the ever-changing world of healthcare. Special emphasis is placed on becoming a healthcare professional and understanding all behaviors and responsibilities which by law, ethical standards and professional standards of conduct are appropriate for a physical therapist assistant. Additional focus is placed upon understanding the role of the PTA in the healthcare system with regard to 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, with the inclusion of lab activities. Learning in the course is evaluated via assignments, projects, quizzes and examinations. Lab fee required.Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is a comprehensive examination of the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system. The concepts of active and passive insufficiency are introduced and their application to human movement made relevant. Special emphasis is placed upon the observation and analysis of human movement. The course format is mainly lecture and discussion. Learning in this course is evaluated via quizzes and cumulative examinations. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is a lab companion to PHT 1120 and provides laboratory practice for those skills requiring hands-on experience. Emphasis is placed upon palpation, goniometric measurements, manual muscle testing and the analysis of human movement. The course format is mainly demonstration and practice of psychomotor skills in the lab environment with the use of patient simulators. Learning in this course is evaluated via competency-based skill checks and/or practical exams. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course emphasizes the essential patient care skills necessary for clinical practice. Students will learn the basics of assessment of medical status through vital signs, performance of safe patient mobility, infection control, prevention of pressure injury, body mechanics, wheelchair fitting and mobility, gait training and associated assistive devices, as well as use of modalities such as compression, thermal and cryotherapy. The course format is mainly lecture and discussion. Learning in this course is evaluated via quizzes and cumulative examinations. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is the lab companion to PHT 1200 and provides laboratory practice for those skills requiring hands-on experience. Students will perform assessment of medical status through vital signs, performance of safe patient mobility, infection control, prevention of pressure injury, wheelchair fitting and mobility, gait training with the appropriate associated assistive devices, as well as use of modalities such as compression, thermal and cryotherapy. The course format is mainly demonstration and practice of psychomotor skills in the lab environment with the use of patient simulators. Learning in this course is evaluated via competency-based skill checks and oral/practical exams. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course emphasizes various physical therapy modalities used to treat pain, edema, weakness, wounds and spasm. Modalities presented include ultrasound, electrical stimulation, soft tissue mobilization, compression wrapping, laser, traction and hydrotherapy. The course format is mainly lecture and discussion. Learning in the this course is evaluated via assignments, quizzes and cumulative examinations. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is the lab companion to PHT 1213 and provides laboratory practice for those skills requiring hands-on experience. Emphasis is placed on safe use of modality equipment as well as monitoring and documenting patient simulator responses to the treatments conducted. The course format is mainly demonstration and practice of psychomotor skills in the lab environment with the use of patient simulators. Learning in this course is evaluated via competency-based skill checks and oral/practical exams. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is the first of three full-time clinical experiences designed to introduce students to the clinical setting. Students will treat patients under the guidance and supervision of a licensed physical therapist or physical therapist assistant. Learning in this course is primarily evaluated with the Clinical Performance Instrument. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course integrates all prior PHT course content with an introduction to a broad spectrum of commonly seen medical and surgical conditions and their rehabilitation needs. Common data collection, patient/caregiver education and interventions are addressed. Also emphasized are precautions, contraindications and possible complications of various interventions. The course format is lecture, discussion and practice of psychomotor skills in the lab environment with the use of patient simulators. Learning in this course is evaluated via quizzes, cumulative examinations and competency-based oral/practical exams. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is a comprehensive examination of common adult and pediatric neurological disorders. Emphasis is placed upon the etiology, pathology, clinical presentation, medical testing, management, prognosis and rehabilitation of various disorders. The course format is mainly lecture and discussion. Learning in this course is evaluated via quizzes and cumulative examinations. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is the lab companion to PHT 2162 and provides laboratory practice for those skills requiring hands-on experience. Emphasis is placed upon students completing the appropriate data collection, neurorehabilitative techniques and patient/caregiver education required for the treatment of disorders discussed in the lecture portion of the course. Students will develop treatment plans based upon the physical therapist's plan of care/goals, medical reports and the patient response. The course format is mainly demonstration and practice of psychomotor skills in the lab environment with the use of patient simulators. Learning in this course is evaluated via competency-based skills checks and oral/practical exams. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course emphasizes the basics of therapeutic exercise including passive, active-assistive, active, stretching and resistive exercises. It explores the variety of ways these exercises may be performed (manual vs. mechanical) and considerations leading to modification (stage of tissue state and recovery, subjective and objective findings). The course format is mainly lecture and discussion. Learning in this course is evaluated via quizzes and cumulative examinations. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is the lab companion to PHT 2224 and provides laboratory practice for those skills requiring hands-on experience. Emphasis is placed upon passive, active-assistive, active, stretching and resistive exercises. The course format is mainly demonstration and practice of psychomotor skills in the lab environment with the use of patient simulators. Learning in this course is evaluated via competency-based skill checks and oral/practical exams. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course builds on exercise concepts introduced in PHT 2224 and PHT 2224L and integrates knowledge of orthopedic and other system disorders presented in PHT 2310. The conservative and post-surgical rehabilitation, including appropriate data collection, interventions and patient/caregiver education for the specific disorders is emphasized in this course. The course format is mainly lecture and discussion. Learning in this course is evaluated via quizzes and cumulative examinations. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is the lab companion to PHT 2228 and provides laboratory practice for those skills requiring hands-on experience. Emphasis is placed upon students completing the appropriate data collection, interventions and patient/caregiver education required for the treatment of disorders discussed in the lecture portion of this course. Students will develop treatment plans based upon the physical therapist's plan of care/goals, medical reports and the patient response. The course format is mainly demonstration and practice of psychomotor skills in the lab environment with the use of patient simulators. Learning in this course is evaluated via competency-based skill checks and oral/practical exams. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course emphasizes the etiology, pathology, clinical presentation, prognosis and general medical management of a variety of musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, integumentary, metabolic and other system disorders most commonly seen in physical therapy practice. Medical management, including lab values, imaging, pharmacology and their significance and consideration in treatment is emphasized. The course format is mainly lecture and discussion. Learning in this course is evaluated via quizzes and cumulative examinations. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is the second of three full-time clinical experiences designed to further develop students' clinical skills. Students will treat patients under the guidance and supervision of a licensed physical therapist or physical therapist assistant. Learning in this course is primarily evaluated with the Clinical Performance Instrument. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is the last of three full-time clinical experiences designed to prepare students for entry-level clinical practice. Students will treat patients under the guidance and supervision of a licensed physical therapist or physical therapist assistant. Learning in this course is primarily evaluated with the Clinical Performance Instrument. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is scheduled for the individual student who wishes to explore additional topics within the discipline.
This course is scheduled for the individual student who wishes to explore additional topics within the discipline.
This course is scheduled for the individual student who wishes to explore additional topics within the discipline.
This course is scheduled for the individual student who wishes to explore additional topics within the discipline.
This course guides the physical therapist assistant student in the transition from student to licensed PTA. The course emphasizes Florida laws and administrative code regarding physical therapy. Students will also learn test-taking strategies for the national PTA licensing examination. The course also involves self-examination of behaviors, strengths, weaknesses and practice constraints in clinical settings within the scope of legal, ethical, professional and practice parameters that have been set for the profession of physical therapy. The course format is mainly lecture and discussion. Learning in this course is evaluated via online discussions, presentations, quizzes and cumulative examinations. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.

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