Course Number & Name:  PTA 205 Physical Therapist Assisting Practicum III

Credit Hours:  6.0      Contact Hours: 12.0      Lecture: N/A     Lab: N/A     Other: 35 – 40 hrs/wk for 7 wks

Prerequisites: Admission to the PTA program. Grades of “C” or better in PTA 201, PTA 203, and PTA 209
Concurrent Courses: Grades of “C” or better in PTA 202

Course Description: In this course, each student is assigned to a clinical setting that exposes the student to practical application of those principles and techniques covered in PTA 101, 102, and 106. The student meets periodically with his/her Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education (ACCE) for review and help with any encountered difficulties.

<!–Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of and apply safe, responsible, respectful ethical and legal PTA practice;
  2. perform physical therapy interventions in a technically-competent manner; and
  3. communicate accurate medical terminology and notation in written and/or oral form for documentation of patient care.


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