Academics

    PTH

    PTH 101  Physical Therapy Professional Preparation  (2-0-2)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisites:  Acceptance into Phase II of the Physical Therapist Assistant program and completion of all Phase I courses with a minimum grade of "C" and PTH 102, PTH 105, PTH 115, PTH 118
    Co-requisites (required for full time track):  PTH 220, PTH 226, PTH 270
    Co-requisites (required extended track):  PTH 270 (for extended track only)
    This course introduces the purpose, philosophy, and history of physical therapy and medical/legal documentation.

    PTH 102  Introduction to Physical Therapy Intervention  (1-3-2)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisites:  Acceptance into the Physical therapist Assistant program - Phase II, and completion of all Phase I courses with a minimum grade of "C"
    Co-requisites (required for full time track):  PTH 105, PTH 115, PTH 118
    Co-requisite (required extended track):  PTH 118
    This course prepares the student to provide skilled basic patient care in a physical therapy setting.

    PTH 105  Introduction to Kinesiology  (2-3-3)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisites:  Acceptance into the Physical Therapist Assistant program - Phase II, and completion of all Phase I courses with a minimum grade of "C"
    Co-requisites (required for full time track):  PTH 102, PTH 115, and PTH 118
    Co-requisite (required extended track):  PTH 115
    This course introduces musculoskeletal and neurological anatomy and concepts of kinesiology needed in physical therapy.

    PTH 115  Pathology for Physical Therapy Assistants  (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisites:  Acceptance into the Physical Therapist Assistant program - Phase II, and completion of all Phase I courses with a minimum grade of "C"
    Co-requisites (required for full time track):  PTH 102, PTH 105, PTH 118
    Co-requisite (required extended track):  PTH 105
    This course is a study of basic pathophysiology of the human body with an emphasis on management of diseases and injuries commonly seen in physical therapy.

    PTH 118  Physical Agents and Modalities  (3-3-4)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisites:  Acceptance into the Physical Therapist Assistant program - Phase II and completion of all Phase I courses with a minimum grade of "C"
    Co-requisites (required for full time track):  PTH 102, PTH 105, PTH 115
    Co-requisite (required extended track):  PTH 102
    This course prepares students to administer physical therapy interventions using physical agents and modalities.

    PTH 220  Patient Assessment Techniques  (3-3-4)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisites:  Acceptance into the Physical Therapist Assistant program - Phase II and completion of all Phase I courses with a minimum grade of "C"; and PTH 105, PTH 115
    Co-requisites (required for full time track):  PTH 101, PTH 226, PTH 270
    Co-requisite (required extended track):  PTH 226
    This course introduces patient assessment and data collection techniques commonly used in physical therapy.

    PTH 226  Therapeutic Exercises  (2-3-3)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisites:  Acceptance into the Physical Therapist Assistant program - Phase II, and completion of all Phase I courses with a minimum grade of "C"; and PTH 105, PTH 115
    Co-requisites (required for full time track):  PTH 101, PTH 205, PTH 270
    Co-requisite (required extended track):   PTH 205
    This course provides a study of the rationale, contraindications and exercise skills needed to develop appropriate exercise programs.

    PTH 234  Clinical Education I  (0-9-3)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisites:  Acceptance into Phase II of the Physical Therapist Assistant program and completion of all Phase I courses with a minimum grade of "C"; and PTH 101, PTH 220, PTH 226, PTH 270
    This course provides basic clinical experiences for the physical therapist assistant student within a physical therapy setting.

    PTH 242  Orthopedic Management  (3-3-4)
    Offered Summer Semester
    Prerequisites:  Acceptance into Phase II of the Physical Therapist Assistant program and completion of all Phase I courses with a minimum grade of "C"; and PTH 101, PTH 102, PTH 105, PTH 115, PTH 118, PTH 220, PTH 226, PTH 270, PTH 234
    Co-requisite:  PTH 246
    This course introduces basic orthopedic assessment skills and application of treatment techniques for the trunk and extremities.

    PTH 246  Neuromuscular Rehabilitation  (3-6-5)
    Offered Summer Semester
    Prerequisites:  Acceptance into Phase II of the Physical Therapist Assistant program and completion of all Phase I courses with a minimum grade of "C"; and PTH 101, PTH 102, PTH 105, PTH 115, PTH 118, PTH 220, PTH 226, PTH 270, PTH 234
    Co-requisite:  PTH 242
    This course is a study of therapeutic interventions and rehabilitation management for adult and pediatric patients with neuromuscular conditions.

    PTH 264  Clinical Education II  (0-15-5)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisites:  Acceptance into Phase II of the Physical Therapist Assistant program and completion of all Phase I courses with a minimum grade of "C"; and PTH 101, PTH 102, PTH 105, PTH 115, PTH 118, PTH 220, PTH 226, PTH 270, PTH 234,
    PTH 242, PTH 246
    This course provides advanced clinical experiences for the physical therapist assistant student within a physical therapy setting.

    PTH 270  Special Topics in Physical Therapy  (2-3-3)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisites:  Acceptance into Phase II of the Physical Therapist Assistant program and completion of all Phase I courses with a minimum grade of "C"; and PTH 102, PTH 105, PTH 115, PTH 118
    Co-requisites (for full time track only):  PTH 101, PTH 220, PTH 226
    Co-requisites (for extended track only):  PTH 101
    This course provides opportunities for specialized study of selected topics in physical therapy.

    PTH 274  Clinical Education III  (0-15-5)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisites:  Acceptance into Phase II of the Physical Therapist Assistant program and completion of all Phase I courses with a minimum grade of "C;" and PTH 101, PTH 102, PTH 105, PTH 115, PTH 118, PTH 220, PTH 226, PTH 234, PTH 242, PTH 246, PTH 264, PTH 270
    Co-requisite:  PTH 264
    This course requires the physical therapist assistant student to demonstrate entry-level clinical skills within a physical therapy setting.