Course Index

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PTA 215 PEDIATRIC AND NEUROLOGIC DISORDERS WITH LAB

Students learn about pediatric and neurologic dysfunction and interventions for patients across the lifespan.  Concepts include: fundamentals of nervous system operation, motor development, motor control and motor learning, positioning and handling, components of sensory, motor and functional data collection, and application and progression of mobility training and therapeutic interventions for pediatric and neurologic patients.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of all technical & clinical coursework to this point in the curriculum

PTA 220 THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE II WITH LAB

This course covers a variety of topics relevant to the practice of physical therapy.  These topics include: cardiopulmonary responses to exercise, aquatic therapy, ergonomic assessment, industrial rehabilitation, wellness, core strengthening, advanced stretching and strengthening techniques, gait analysis, goal setting, balance training, joint mobilization, and soft tissue injury, repair and remodeling.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of all technical & clinical coursework to this point in the curriculum

PTA 228 SPECIAL TOPICS IN PHYSICAL THERAPY WITH LAB

This course covers a variety of topics relevant to the practice of physical therapy.  These topics include: rehabilitation for patients with burns, wounds, amputations and cancer; cardiopulmonary rehabilitation; rehabilitation for geriatric patients; alternative medicine; women's health; and rehabilitation for the athlete.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of all technical & clinical coursework to this point in the curriculum

PTA 230 MEDICAL ETHICS, LAW & HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION**

This course includes classroom instruction, group discussion and case studies in legal and ethical issues affecting the practice of physical therapy.  In addition, various administrative topics, for example; patient confidentiality, proper documentation for demonstration of skilled services as well as how documentation drives compliance and reimbursement will also be covered. The importance of professionalism, professional communication, both written and verbal, will also be stressed throughout this course.

**This course begins one week earlier than the traditional spring term.

  • Credits: 3.0

PTA 240 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE III

This course includes clinical observation, application, and practice of physical therapy procedures under the direction and supervision of the Clinical Instructor.  Knowledge from coursework to date is applied in the clinical setting. Students explore evidence-based practice and produce a formal paper on treatment for a patient seen in the clinical setting. 

  • Credits: 5.0
  • Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of all technical & clinical coursework to this point in the curriculum.

PTA 260 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE IV

This course follows PTA 240 and provides continued clinical application and practice of physical therapy procedures in a clinical setting different from PTA 240.  Knowledge from previous arts and sciences and PTA courses is applied under the direction and supervision of the Clinical Instructor. Students apply communication skills learned throughout the program in the presentation of a formal in-service at the clinical site.

  • Credits: 6.0
  • Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of all technical & clinical coursework to this point in the curriculum.

PTA 277 PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT BRIDGE COURSE

This course is designed to meet the needs of students who have left the NMC Physical Therapist Assistant Program for one semester or longer. Emphasis is placed on assessment of theoretical knowledge, laboratory and clinical skills necessary for the student to continue to progress in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program. Students may be assigned to a clinical, didactic or laboratory experience. The plan of study will be developed by the Program Director upon completion of a student assessment (this may include, but is not limited to, curriculum review, skills assessment, completion of an Academic Development Plan, etc.). Credit hours will be determined by the amount of work that is necessary for the student to ensure competency at the appropriate level to progress in the program.

  • Credits: 1.0 - 6.0

PTA 280 PTA SEMINAR

This course covers topics used to help the entry-level PTA pass the national exam, gain employment, increase knowledge of licensing requirements and develop within the field of Physical Therapy.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of all technical & clinical coursework to this point in the curriculum.

RAD --- PROFESSIONAL RAD TECH COURSEWORK

Professional Coursework can be found on the Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology program page.

  • Credits: 49.0

RAD 107 RADIOLOGY FUNDAMENTALS AND CLINICAL ASSESSMENT

This course introduces the field of radiology and basic skills required to perform duties in a patient care environment. Topics include patient care in the radiology department, vital signs, specific laboratory test, infection control, sterile procedures, and contrast media. The student will also be required to complete a CPR class in conjunction with this course.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites: Program Admission