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Course Descriptions


PTHA  1160  Clinical – Physical Therapist Assistant
A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Prerequisite: PTHA 1409. 1 credit hour. (W)


PTHA  1225  Communication in Health Care
Communication theories and principles for optimal delivery of health care. 2 credit hours. (W)


PTHA  1321  Pathophysiology for the PTA
Study of the pathophysiology of diseases/conditions encountered in physical therapy. 3 credit hours. (w)


PTHA  1409  Introduction to Physical Therapy
Introduction to the profession of physical therapy and the role of the physical therapist assistant. Includes the application of basic patient handling, functional skills, communication, and selected data collection techniques. Lab required. 4 credit hours. (W)


PTHA  1413  Functional Anatomy
The relationship of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems to normal and abnormal movement. Lab required. Prerequisite: BIOL 2401. 4 credit hours. (W)