PTH - Physical Therapy

PTH 101 Physical Therapy Prof Prep (2)

This course introduces the purpose, philosophy and history of physical therapy and medical/legal documentation.

PTH 202 Physical Therapy Modalities (4)

This course introduces patient care techniques, including patient preparation and therapeutic hot/cold modalities.

PTH 205 Physical Therapy Func Anatomy (4)

This course introduces the basic concepts and principles of muscles, joints, and motion, including traditional testing procedures.

PTH 221 Pathology I (2)

This course is an introduction to basic pathophysiology of the body with the emphasis on the body's reaction to disease and injury.

PTH 222 Pathology II (2)

This course is a continuation of the pathologies commonly treated in physical therapy with emphasis on etiology, clinical picture, diagnosis and treatment.

PTH 228 Manual Therapy Techniques (2)

This course introduces principles and basic techniques of manual therapy and wound care.

PTH 234 Clinical Education I (3)

This course provides basic clinical experiences for the physical therapist assistant student within a physical therapy setting.

PTH 235 Interpersonal Dynamics (2)

This course introduces the dynamics of the health professional/patient relationship and includes communication and the principles of respectful interaction throughout the life cycle.

PTH 240 Therapy Exercises/Applications (5)

This course provides the practical application of therapeutic exercise.

PTH 242 Orthopedic Management (4)

This course introduces basic orthopedic assessment skills and application of treatment techniques for the trunk and extremities.

PTH 244 Rehabilitation (4)

This course introduces neurological principles, pathology, and specialized rehabilitation techniques for pediatric and adult care.

PTH 253 Clinical Practice II (3)

This course involves the student’s participation in the basic treatment techniques of physical therapy, intensified in both the clinic and classroom setting. This course includes patient treatments under the direct supervision of a licensed physical therapist and/or a licensed physical therapist assistant.

PTH 270 Special Topics in Physical The (3)

This course provides opportunities for specialized study of selected topics in physical therapy.

PTH 275 Adv Professional Preparation (1)

This course is the study of the skills needed to enter the professional arena, including resume writing, interviewing, professional decision making, and preparation for the PTA National Board Examination.

PTH 276 Physical Therapy Prac II (6)

This course includes a practicum experience in a clinical setting using advanced skills under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist and/or a licensed physical therapist assistant.