PTA-102: Introduction to Physical Therapy Practice (2020-2021)

Catalog Info

Title when registering
Intro to Physical Therapy
Credit Hours
Contact Hours Per Week
2 (for 15-week classes)
Course Description

Introduces the field of physical therapy. Discusses the roles of various health professionals, the concept of the rehab team, the history and scope of physical therapy, legal and ethical issues related to communication and the practice of physical therapy, and organizational structures of various types of physical therapy facilities. Also covers the role of the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA), various methods of documentation used in physical therapy, and the structure and function of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Examines current issues and trends in physical therapy and the Guide to Physical Therapy Practice.

Admission to the PTA program
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2019 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.