PTA 209 – Therapeutic Exercise

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  PTA 209 Therapeutic Exercise

Credit Hours:  2.0            Contact Hours: 3.0           Lecture:  1.5       Lab:  1.5                Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grades of “C” or better in PTA 101, PTA 103, PTA 106 and PTA 103

Co-requisites:  PTA 201 & PTA 203                            Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: Students are introduced to the basic concepts of Exercise Physiology. Current exercise techniques are presented and practiced. The student is also instructed in various disabilities and injuries. The student is trained in the use of various exercise equipment, including isokinetic machines. Importance is given to the development of patient programs to improve posture, strength, power, endurance, flexibility, and relaxation.

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

  1. explain and perform selected interventions accurately and safely;
  2. explain and perform selected data collection tests and measures accurately and safely; and
  3. communicate appropriately and effectively in written, verbal, and nonverbal ways.
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