Fundamentals of Physical Therapist Assisting and Data Collection (PTA 100)

This course introduces the Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) student to basic patient and healthcare team considerations critical to the professional role. Data collection essential to the discipline are stressed while concepts and purposes of therapeutic exercise and treatment strategies are presented. A focus on the characteristics and components of normal movement serve to assist the student in understanding the abnormal. Within the course the development of effective communication and interpersonal skills is fostered. During student-to-student practice in the on-campus laboratory setting students use simulated patient scenarios to demonstrate competency attainment in fundamental assessments, patient care skills and procedures. This course is subject to a course fee.


The following courses must be taken prior to this course
BIO 131 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I
BIO 132 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II
MAT 106 - Math Applications
PHY 115 - Technical Physics
ENG 101 - English Composition I
ESW 222 - Applied Kinesiology
ESW 224 - Exercise Physiology
THA 105 - Introduction to Acting I: Improvisation and Fundamentals
PSY 206 - Human Development - A Life-Span Approach


The following courses must be taken along side this course
PTA 110 - Therapeutic Modalities in Physical Therapy. May be taken prior or during course.
PTA 125 - Therapeutic Interventions for Physical Therapist Assisting. May be taken prior or during course.
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