Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2018-2019

PTA-101 Introduction to PTA (2.00)

Provides an overview of the physical therapy profession and the national organization, APTA. Discusses the role of the PTA including legal and ethical practice, as well as evidence-based practice. Explores reaction to disability and considers communication strategies. Discusses the patient care process and the treatment of diverse populations. Includes concepts of learning self and peer assessments and goal setting. Requires three mandatory face-to-face sessions with the remainder of the course work completed online. Credits: 2, Hours: (2/0/0/0), Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

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