PTA1001: Introduction to Physical Therapist Assistant

Credits 4.0
This course introduces the student to ethical conduct, standards of practice, the role and responsibilities of a physical therapist assistant, the history of physical therapy and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), documentation, problem-oriented medical records, and patient-therapist communication. Students may take this course in the last quarter of general education courses.


Eight / Nine Quarter Programs: Satisfactory completion of all required general education courses. (Eight Quarter Program: This course can also be taken in the quarter prior to the professional phase.)


Eight Quarter Program: PTA1003, PTA1005, PTA1006; Nine Quarter Program: PTA1003, PTA1005