Physical Therapist Assisting Technology (PTST)

PTST 10000     INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT      1 Credit Hour

Introduces the physical therapy profession; current and historical physical therapist practice; and the role, responsibilities and expectations of a Physical Therapist Assistant.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PTST 10001     PRINCIPLES OF PATIENT CARE IN PHYSICAL THERAPY      4 Credit Hours

Students develop an understanding of the underlying principles of basic physical therapy procedures and the applications of these concepts in the physical therapy setting.

Prerequisite: physical therapist assistant technology (PTST) major and admission to technical study.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 3 lecture, 3 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PTST 10002     ANALYSIS OF MOVEMENT      4 Credit Hours

Function of the human body with emphasis on the musculoskeletal system. Gross body measurements.

Prerequisite: Physical therapist assistant technology (PTST) major; and admission to technical study.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 3 lecture, 3 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PTST 10003     CLINICAL CONDITIONS I      2 Credit Hours

Introduction to the pathology, treatment and clinical implications for medical conditions commonly encountered in PT practice: Integumentary, cardiovascular, pulmonary, endocrine and digestive systems.

Prerequisite: physical therapist assistant technology (PTST) major and admission to technical study.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PTST 10004     PHYSICAL THERAPY PROCEDURES I      4 Credit Hours

Theory and techniques of treatment procedures with emphasis on modalities. Maintenance of equipment and supplies.

Prerequisite: physical therapist assistant technology (PTST) major and admission to technical study.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 3 lecture, 3 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PTST 10010     TRANSITIONS IN PHYSICAL THERAPY      8 Credit Hours

Validates prior learning in the course content of PTST 10002, 10004, 20003, 20004; builds knowledge necessary for the physical therapist assistant technology (PTST) degree; and prepares students who have previously completed an approved allied health program for advanced placement in PTST. Students successfully competing this course with a grade of C (2.000) or better will receive six (6) transfer credit hours.

Prerequisite: Physical Therapist Assistant Technology Athletic Trainers Transistions concentration (PTST-ATT) and special approval.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 7 lecture, 3 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PTST 11005     PHYSICAL THERAPY PRACTICE I      2 Credit Hours

Learn the essentials of safe, ethical, legal, and value-based behaviors in patient care. Acquire documentation skills and prepare for clinical education.

Prerequisite: physical therapist assistant technology (PTST) major and admission to technical study.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PTST 11092     CLINICAL EDUCATION I (ELR)      1 Credit Hour

Observes and participate in providing selected physical therapy services under the direct supervision of a licensed PT or PTA.

Prerequisite: PTST 11005; and physical therapist assistant technology (PTST) major; and admission to technical study.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 10 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

PTST 20001     THERAPEUTIC COMMUNICATIONS IN PHYSICAL THERAPY      1 Credit Hour

Focus on understanding human behavior. Emotional needs of individuals. Therapeutic use of self. Development of communication skills and interpersonal relationships.

Prerequisite: physical therapist assistant technology (PTST) major; and admission to technical study.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 1 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PTST 20003     CLINICAL CONDITIONS II      2 Credit Hours

Study of medical conditions commonly encountered in the practice of Physical Therapy. The focus is on orthopedic, psychiatric, and geriatric illnesses, disorders, and diseases. Pharmacology interventions are also covered.

Prerequisite: physical therapist assistant technology (PTST) major and admission to technical study.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PTST 20004     PHYSICAL THERAPY PROCEDURES II      4 Credit Hours

Basic principles, therapeutic effects and techniques of therapeutic exercises used in Physical Therapy practice.

Prerequisite: PTST 10002; and admission to the Physical Therapist Assistant Technology major and admission to technical study.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 3 lecture, 3 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PTST 20006     PHYSICAL REHABILITATION PROCEDURES      4 Credit Hours

Principles and techniques of therapeutic interventions for rehabilitation in physical therapy practice.

Prerequisite: PTST 20004 and BSCI 11020; and physical therapist assistant technology (PTST) major and admission to technical study.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 3 lecture, 3 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PTST 20008     CLINICAL CONDITIONS III      2 Credit Hours

Discussion of neurological pathologies across the lifespan, treatment of the medically complex patient and functional testing for the geriatric patient.

Prerequisite: physical therapist assistant technology (PTST) major and admission to technical study.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PTST 21095     SPECIAL TOPICS IN PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT TECHNOLOGY      1-4 Credit Hours

(Repeatable maximum 6 times for credit) Special topics in Physical Therapist Assistant Technology; topics announced when scheduled.

Prerequisite: physical therapist assistant technology (PTST) major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1-4 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PTST 21096     INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT TECHNOLOGY      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable maximum 6 times for credit) Individual study in physical therapist assistant technology and related fields; open to PTST majors.

Prerequisite: physical therapist assistant technology (PTST) major.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation

Contact Hours: 1-3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PTST 22005     PHYSICAL THERAPY PRACTICE II      2 Credit Hours

Understand the current professional, legal, and regulatory implications in the provision of PT services.

Prerequisite: PTST 11005; and physical therapist assistant technology (PTST) major; and admission to technical study.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PTST 22007     PHYSICAL THERAPY PRACTICE III      2 Credit Hours

Preparation for licensure, employment and career development as a physical therapist assistant.

Prerequisite: physical therapist assistant technology (PTST) major and admission to technical study.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PTST 22010     TRANSITIONS TO PHYSICAL THERAPY PRACTICE      2 Credit Hours

Athletic Trainers transitioning to physical therapy practice prepare for employment and licensure. Explores reimbursement regulations, evidence based practice, and various topics related to health care systems, and discuss current topics in the practice of physical therapy.

Prerequisite: special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

PTST 22092     CLINICAL EDUCATION PRACTICUM II (ELR)      2 Credit Hours

Provide physical therapy services under the direct supervision of a licensed PT or PTA.

Prerequisite: PTST 11005 with a minimum grade of C (2.000); and PTST 11092 with a grade of satisfactory; and admission to technical study.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 10 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

PTST 22392     ATHLETIC TRAINING PLUS PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT CLINICAL EDUCATION PRACTICUM (ELR)      4 Credit Hours

Provide physical therapy services of an entry-level physical therapist assistant, under the supervision of a licensed PT or PTA.

Prerequisite: PTST 11005 with a minimum grade of C (2.000); and PTST 11092; and special approval.

Corequisite: PTST 22010.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 480 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

PTST 23092     CLINICAL EDUCATION PRACTICUM III (ELR)      2 Credit Hours

Provide physical therapy services of an entry-level physical therapist assistant, under the supervision of a licensed PT or PTA.

Prerequisite: physical therapist assistant technology (PTST) major; and PTST 11005; and PTST 22092; and admission to technical study.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 10 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement