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Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Program Plan

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Catalog 2014-15: AAS.PTAP

Catalog 2013-14: AAS.PTAP

Catalog 2012-13: AAS.PTAP

Catalog 2011-12: AAS.PTAP

Physical Therapist Assistant Program
3.0 credits PTAP-110: Intro to Phys Therapist Asst
Introduction to the role of the PTA, PT, and other health care providers.
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the PTA program.
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits PTAP-116: Musculoskeletal Focus for PTA & OTA
Enrollment restricted to prospective PTA and OTA students only. Basic anatomy as well as Origin, Insertion, Action and Nerve of the musculoskeletal system including identification of anatomical bony landmarks. Introduction to osteokinematics and arthrokinematics.
Prerequisites: Take BIOL-112.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits PTAP-125: Clinical Kinesiology
Advanced anatomy of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the PTA program.
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits PTAP-130: Pathophysiology for A/H Student
Introduction to the function, anatomical components, and pathologies of each system within the human body. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the PTA Program.
Offered: SPSU Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits PTAP-140: Therapeutic Exercise
Clinical techniques related to stretching, strengthening, posture, balance, coordination, agility, and aerobic conditioning.
Prerequisites: Take PTAP-110, PTAP-125, PTAP-130, and PTAP-150.
Offered: FASU Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits PTAP-150: PTA Procedures I
Clinical procedures related to patient care including hand washing, vitals, pain assessment, body mechanics, ROM, bed mobility, and transfers. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the PTA Program.
Offered: SPSU Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits PTAP-160: PTA Procedures II
Clinical procedures related to patient care including modalities, massage, airway clearance techniques, and wound care.
Prerequisites: Take PTAP-110, PTAP-125, PTAP-130, and PTAP-150.
Offered: FASU Faculty Permission Required
1.0 - 4.0 credits PTAP-195: SPTO: Special Topics

Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
5.0 credits PTAP-210: Principles of Rehabilitation
Treatment strategies for patients with complex diagnoses such as developmental disorders, CVA, TBI, SCI, AKA/BKA, and UMN/LMN lesions.
Prerequisites: Take PTAP-140 and PTAP-160.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits PTAP-230: Clinical Externships
This full-time four week externship offers direct patient care experience. Externships may be completed in any geographical area provided a legal contract is established between the physical therapy facility and San Juan College.
Prerequisites: Take PTAP-140 and PTAP-160.
Corequisites: PTAP-250
Offered: FASU Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits PTAP-250: PTA Procedures III
Clinical procedures related to patient care including traction, electrotherapy, aquatics and hydrotherapy.
Prerequisites: Take PTAP-140 and PTAP-160.
Corequisites: PTAP-230
Offered: FASU
2.0 credits PTAP-260: Seminar
Study of career related topics including obtaining licensure and developing a career plan.
Prerequisites: Take PTAP-140 and PTAP-160.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
7.0 credits PTAP-270: Clinical Externships (Outpatient)
This externship is a full-time clinical externship that provides experience in direct patient care in an outpatient/rehab setting. This externship may be completed in any geographical area provided a legal contract is established between the physical therapy facility and San Juan College.
Prerequisites: Take PTAP-210, PTAP-230, PTAP-250, and PTAP-260.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
13.0 credits PTAP-280: Clinical Externship
Full-time clinical externships. Spring for on-campus program; Fall for online program.
Prerequisites: Take PTAP-210 ,PTAP-240, PTAP-250, and PTAP-260.
Offered: FALL
7.0 credits PTAP-290: Clinical Externship (Rehab)
Clinical externships provide students with the opportunity to apply clinical skills acquired in the academic setting. This externship offers experience in direct patient care in an outpatient/rehabilitation setting. Externships may be completed in any geographic area provided a legal contract is established between the physical therapy facility and San Juan College.
Prerequisites: Take PTAP-210, PTAP-230, PTAP-250, and PTAP-260.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 - 3.0 credits PTAP-295: SPTO: (Special Topics)
Special or specific topic course to meet the needs of students. Topics and credits are announced in the Schedule of Classes. These courses may be used as electives for Associate degree requirements. May be repeated one or more times for additional credit. No more than 6 credits of special topic courses can be used toward a degree.
Offered: DMND

For more information, please call Sandra Sorrelhorse at 505-566-3562. Or send us an email at pta@sanjuancollege.edu.