Essential Skills for the PTA

Course designed to introduce basic patient care skills. Principles of selected physical therapy interventions and data collection are presented, including gait training, posture assessment, range of motion, safety procedures, transfer training and wound management. The lab portion of the course in designed for application of basic skills, data collection and intervention techniques essential to clinical practice. Documentation requirements for physical therapy interventions are explored and refined with application to clinical case scenarios.

Credit hours: 4.0
Lab hours: 2.0

Additional Prerequisites / Conditions: Formal acceptance into the PTA program

Last updated: 08/07/2023