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Official Catalog September 2022 
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PTAP101 - Introduction to Physical Therapy

Semester Credit Hour(s) 2
This course introduces the history of the profession of physical therapy, the American Physical Therapy Association, the Standards of Ethical Conduct for the Physical Therapist Assistant, and the APTA Guide for Professional Conduct. The role of the PTA, PT and other healthcare providers is explored with emphasis on supervision and collaboration. Professional behavior is discussed including the importance of conduct that reflects not only a commitment to patients but to other professionals. Other topics include specialty areas of practice, effective communication, understanding patient diversity, confidentiality, legislation, and an introduction to appropriate documentation. Medical terminology as it applies to physical therapy is introduced and established as a foundation for future learning.