PHTA 1115 PTA Fundamentals I

This course provides the study of basic physical therapy theory and principles, and a hands-on introduction to the patient care. Emphasis is on standard precautions, infection control and blood borne pathogens, vital signs, transfer techniques, wheelchairs (including basic management and mobility), use of assistive devices/introduction to assisted gait patterns, introduction to normal gait, passive range of motion exercises and other functional skills and training with age specific information as pertains to each topic.


5 Credits


Admission to Physical Therapist Assistant program and BIOL 2644 - Must be taken either prior to or at the same time as this course.

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