Clinical Education I (PTA 221)

This integrated 7-week clinical affiliated course of 240 hours affords the beginning Physical therapist Assistant (PTA) student direct patient care experience in applying assessments, procedures and skills under the direct supervision of a licensed practitioner of physical therapy. With a focus on safe, legal, ethical and effective use of physical therapy interventions the acute or out-patient setting affords the student with a variety of clinical experiences with diverse patient populations where professional competency within the scope of practice of the PTA is developed. Supervision of the student at the beginner level is provided by the staff of the affiliating institution and is coordinated by the college faculty. This course is subject to a course fee.

Prerequisites

The following courses must be taken prior to this course
PTA 200 - Pathology & Rehabilitation of Orthopedic Conditions Across the Lifespan and Continuum of Care
PTA 201 - Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Roles, Relationships and Responsibilities Seminar I

Corequisites

The following courses must be taken along side this course
PTA 202 - Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Roles, Relationships and Responsibilities Seminar II
Term Location Sections Available
2022 Fall Semester - Irregular Sections
Off Campus - Blue Bell