Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

PTA-101 Introduction to PTA (2)

Overviews the physical therapy profession, the education and the eventual role of the PTA, and the national organization APTA. Explores the emotional reactions to disability and considers communication strategies for patients, family members and other health care workers. Discusses the patient care process and treatment of diverse populations. Includes concepts of self and peer assessment, and goal setting. Credits: 2, Hours: (2/0/0/0), Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B; Comments: Students attend 3 mandatory face-to-face sessions with the remainder of the course material covered online