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HL0010023
Physical Therapy Assistant
General Education courses must be taken as part of this Career Major. These include: English Composition I, English Composition II, American Government & Politics, Math or College Algebra and US History. Prerequisites - Support courses taken are: General Psychology, Medical Terminology, Biological Concepts with Lab, Human Anatomy with Lab, Human Physiology with Lab and Developmental Psychology Physical therapy assistants perform a variety of tasks under the direction and supervision of physical therapists. They provide part of a patient’s treatment, which may include exercises, massages, electrical stimulation, paraffin baths, hot and cold packs, traction, and ultrasounds. Physical therapist assistants also record the patient’s responses to treatment and report the outcome of each treatment to the physical therapist. Students in this major will learn about vital signs, range of motion, muscle function, pain management, advanced therapeutic exercise training, and how to do work with patients with severe injuries or disabilities. Students practice in a variety of settings as chosen by the instructor. Students must obtain Physical Therapy Assistant certification to work in this field.
1042.0
2013
Courses
Hours Course Code Course Title Actions
32.00 HL00040 Introduction to Physical Therapy Assisting View Course
48.00 HL00025 Basic Human Needs View Course
72.00 HL00041 Pain Management I View Course
72.00 HL00042 Therapeutic Exercise I View Course
184.00 HL00306 Physical Therapy Assistant Clinical Practicum I View Course
66.00 HL00045 Therapeutic Exercise II View Course
32.00 HL00044 Physical Therapy Assistant Systems/Problems View Course
48.00 HL00043 Threats to Basic Needs View Course
48.00 HL00026 Pain Management II View Course
440.00 HL00307 Physical Therapy Assistant Clinical Practicum II View Course
Campuses Approved For This Career Major
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Caddo-Kiowa Technology Center Ft Cobb Physical Therapy Assistant View Approved Career Major
Indian Capital Technology Center Muskogee Physical Therapy Assistant View Approved Career Major