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PTA 206 PROFESSIONAL ISSUES IN PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTING

PTA 206 – Professional Issues in Physical Therapist Assisting

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  PTA 206 Professional Issues in Physical Therapist Assisting

Credit Hours:  1.0            Contact Hours: 4.0         Lecture: 4.0           Lab: N/A              Other: N/A

Prerequisites:  Grades of “C” or better in PTA 101, PTA 102, PTA 103, PTA 106, PTA 201, PTA 202, PTA 203, PTA 205, and PTA 209

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: In this course, students will learn their professional responsibilities and develop strategies to better meet the challenges of practice in the current environment.  They will also examine current initiatives affecting the field that will likely impact on physical therapy practice in the future.  Preparation of a resume and job interview skills will be included.  Finally, this course will cover the application process for State licensure as a PTA, and students will complete their application to sit for the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE).

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

  1. demonstrate knowledge of where to find and how to apply their professional standards;
  2. utilize various problem-solving skills to analyze and evaluate ethical challenges; and
  3. demonstrate necessary skills to acquire both a license and desired employment.