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PHT 1121   FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY AND KINESIOLOGY

credits: 3  
Prerequisites: BSC 2085/2085L with grades of "C" or higher. Corequisite: PHT 1121L. This course will be devoted to the study of the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system with emphasis on the mechanical (functional) aspects of human motion and the application of kinesiology as related to therapeutic exercise. 47 contact hours.

PHT 1121L   FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY AND KINESIOLOGY LABORATORY

credits: 2  
Prerequisites: BSC 2085/2085L with grades of "C" or higher. Corequisite: PHT 1121. Within a laboratory environment, this course will be devoted to the study of the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system with emphasis on the mechanical (functional) aspects of human motion and the application of kinesiology as related to therapeutic exercise. Observational, manual dexterity, and communication skills will be developed relevant to analyzing, demonstrating, monitoring and/or modifying therapeutic exercise/routines. 62 contact hours.

PHT 1200   INTRODUCTION TO BASIC PATIENT CARE

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: Admission to the Physical Therapist Assistant AS program and completion of ENC 1101, HSC 1531 and the Computer Literacy Competency Requirement. Corequisite: PHT 1200L. This course is an introduction to the field of physical therapy including role orientation, professional organizational structure, modality principles used for basic patient care and disease processes. Role orientation, ethics, legal aspects, limitation and relationships will be explored relative to the physician, registered physical therapist and the patient. 47 contact hours.

PHT 1200L   BASIC PATIENT CARE LABORATORY

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: Admission to the Physical Therapist Assistant AS program and completion of ENC 1101, HSC 1531 and the Computer Literacy Competency Requirement. Corequisite: PHT 1200. This is a laboratory course in which there is practice in activities and modalities basic to the care of patients in health agencies. The development of manual dexterity with patient safety and comforts is the focus. The college laboratory will be utilized for practice demonstration. 92 contact hours.

PHT 1217   PHYSICAL THERAPY PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: PHT 1200, PHT 1200L, PHT 1121, PHT 1121L with grades of “C” or better, PHI 2635 or approved Ethics course, BSC 2086 and BSC 2086L. Corequisite: PHT 1217L. This is a course to introduce the principles of physical therapy (PT) treatment procedures and modalities used in patient care. Specialized vocabulary and selected medical-surgical conditions are presented. 47 contact hours.

PHT 1217L   PHYSICAL THERAPY PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES LABORATORY

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: PHT 1200, PHT 1200L, PHT 1121 and PHT 1121L with grades of “C” or higher, and PHI 2635 or approved Ethics course and BSC 2086/2086L. Corequisite: PHT 1217. Basic skills are to be developed and principles applied involving functional anatomy and kinesiology, basic therapeutic exercise, and application of modalities relative to caring for the patient. Demonstrations, student practice in college laboratory and in affiliated health agencies constitute course activities. 92 contact hours.

PHT 1801L   PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINICAL PRACTICE I

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: PHT 1217, PHT 1217L, PHT 2252, PHT 2252L with grades of “C” or higher, PSY 1012, HSC 1149C, and HUM 2270 or Honors or REL 2300. This course allows the student to correlate didactic course work with basic patient care skills in the clinical setting utilizing information learned in the first year of the physical therapist assistant program. Each student is assigned to a clinical agency and performs specific physical therapy modalities and procedures on a variety of patients under the close supervision of a physical therapist. 40 contact hours per week for four (4) weeks and 20 contact hours in the fifth week.

PHT 2162   NEUROLOGICAL DISABILITIES AND TREATMENT

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: PHT 1801L with a grade of "C" or higher. This course is devoted to the advanced study of the nervous system and selected neurological disabilities encountered in physical therapy practice. Emphasis is on the etiology, pathology and clinical picture of diseases studied. Use of physical therapy modalities and procedures most effective for each neurological condition is discussed. 47 contact hours.

PHT 2220   THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE IN PHYSICAL THERAPY

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: PHT 1801L with a grade of "C" or better. Corequisite: PHT 2220L. This course provides an overview of the neurophysiological and cardiovascular basis for application of therapeutic exercise. The rationale for and functional basis of therapeutic exercise is correlated with selected patient pathologies. 32 contact hours.

PHT 2220L   THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE IN PHYSICAL THERAPY LABORATORY

credits: 2  
Prerequisite: PHT 1801L with a grade of "C" or higher. Corequisite: PHT 2220. Within the laboratory environment, this course will be devoted to the study and performance of power-assisted exercise modes and cardiovascular-based and neurophysiologically-based therapeutic exercise programs. Practice in the laboratory will involve demonstration, observation, analysis and performance monitoring. 64 contact hours.

PHT 2252   ORTHOPEDIC DISABILITIES AND TREATMENT

credits: 3  
Prerequisites: PHT 1121/1121L and PHT 1200/1200L with grades of "C" or higher. Pre- or corequisites: PHT 1217/1217L with grades of "C" or higher. Corequisite: PHT 2252L. This course provides the opportunity to develop basic skills in data collection and more advanced skills in therapeutic exercise techniques for common orthopedic conditions. a basic knowledge of selected orthopedic disabilities encountered in physical therapy practice. Emphasis is on the etiology, pathology and clinical picture of diseases studied. Use of physical therapy modalities and procedures used in each disability is discussed. 47 contact hours.

PHT 2252L   ORTHOPEDIC DISABILITIES AND TREATMENT LABORATORY

credits: 2  

Corequisite: PHT 2252. Prerequisite: PHT 1217/PHT 1217L with grades of “C” or higher or Corequisite: PHT 1217/PHT 1217L. This course provides the opportunity to develop basic skills in data collection and more advanced skills in therapeutic exercise techniques for common orthopedic conditions. Exercise programs for specific orthopedic pathologies are presented and practiced. 62 contact hours.

PHT 2810L   PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINICAL PRACTICE II

credits: 4  

Prerequisite: PHT 2220, PHT 2220L, and PHT 2162 with grades of “C” or better, SPC 1017, college level mathematics, and DEP 2004. This clinical and laboratory course is correlated with class material. It provides the student with selected experiences in the college laboratory and health care agency. Emphasis is placed on more complex therapeutic procedures in clinical practice. Problem-solving techniques are employed in clinical decision-making. 40 clinical hours per week for four (4) weeks and 20 hours in the college laboratory. 180 contact hours.

PHT 2820L   PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINICAL PRACTICE III

credits: 4  

Prerequisites or Corequisites: PHT 2810L and PHT 2931 with grades of "C" or higher. This clinical course provides the student with selected experiences in a healthcare agency under the direct supervision of a physical therapist/physical therapist assistant. Emphasis is placed on complex/advanced therapeutic procedures in clinical practice. Advanced problem-solving techniques are employed in clinical decision-making. 180 contact hours.

PHT 2931   TRENDS IN PHYSICAL THERAPY

credits: 2  

Prerequisites: PHT 2220, PHT 2220L, PHT 2252, PHT2252L, PHT 2162. Prerequisites or Co-requisites: PHT 2810L, with grades of “C” or higher. This course is a seminar-type class which will explore the newer trends involving the role of the professional team, the professional organization, legal and ethical implications and legislation (including state regulations as well as Medicare and Medicaid regulations). Historical patterns in the development of the profession of physical therapy and projections of future directions in light of influence from the past will be explored. 32 contact hours.


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