Physical Ther Proc I (PTA-130)
This course teaches the student to implement basic physical therapy treatment programs. Didactic and laboratory practice are included for heat, light, and hydrotherapy modalities, ambulation, massage, bed positioning, wheelchair maneuverability, and transfers. Lab practice for selected nursing procedures is also included. An initial clinical experience of 8 hrs/week will allow the student an opportunity to utilize these skills under direct supervision. Prerequisite: (All with a grade of "C" or better) BIO 105, ENG 101, MAT 119, PSY 101. Corequisites: PTA 115, PTA 251. 3 lecture, 9 laboratory hours and 4 clinical hours per week. 7 credit hours.