Fall 2018 Class Schedule (SCC)



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PTA 100    Introduction to Physical Therapist Assistant    1.5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 or ESLW 340 with a grade of "C" or better
Hours: 27 hours LEC
Description: This course provides an introduction to the field of physical therapy and the role of the physical therapist assistant within the health care delivery system. Definitions of physical therapy, history and development of the profession, and the diverse types of clinical practice and employment settings are explored. The mission and goals of the professional organization, standards of practice, laws and regulations, and licensure requirements are introduced. Students observe examples of physical therapy practice using on-line media resources and submit a written report.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14

TBATBALECI.ThompsonSCC MAIN Online 16569Textbook
Online Class. Optional Orientation is Saturday, October 13, 2018, from 9:00am - 10:00am in room LUSK 133. The final exam must be taken on campus on Friday, December 14, 2018 at either 9:00am in room TEMP 4 or 6:00pm in room TEMP 4. For more information, please contact the course instructor..



PTA 110    Kinesiology for PTA Students    3 Units

Prerequisite: See enrollment limitations.
Advisory: AH 110 and LIBR 318 with grades of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Enrollment into the Physical Therapist Assistant Program and completion of PTA 100, BIOL 430 & 431, and ENGWR 300 (or ESLW 340) with grades of "C" or better, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in these courses. Completion of ENGRD 110 with a grade of "C" or better (or eligibility for ENGRD 310, as determined by the reading assessment process) for all applicants who do not have an A.A. Degree or higher.
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course involves developing and utilizing knowledge of the skeletal, articular, muscular, and nervous systems to analyze human posture and movement. Components of joint structure and function, muscle action, balance mechanisms, and sensory influence are applied to analysis of spinal and extremity motions, as well as common functional activities. Kinesiological principles are presented as they apply to the practice of physical therapy and the roles and responsibilities of the physical therapist assistant. A paper and project are required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

T06:00PM-09:05PMLECD.DoronSCC MAIN T08 116570Textbook
On-Campus



PTA 111    Kinesiology Laboratory for PTA Students    2 Units

Prerequisite: See enrollment limitations.
Corequisite: PTA 110
Enrollment Limitation: Enrollment into the Physical Therapist Assistant Program and completion of PTA 100, BIOL 430 & 431, and ENGWR 300 (or ESLW 340) with grades of "C" or better, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in these courses. Completion of ENGRD 110 with a grade of "C" or better (or eligibility for ENGRD 310, as determined by the reading assessment process) for all applicants who do not have an A.A. Degree or higher.
Hours: 108 hours LAB
Description: This course utilizes a problem solving approach to analysis of human movement emphasizing application of kinesiological principles to the field of physical therapy and the role of the physical therapist assistant. Students practice procedures for performing and recording results of palpation, goniometry, tests for flexibility/muscle length, body dimensions, muscle performance, upper extremity coordination, and analysis of posture and gait. Physical therapy procedures such as range of motion, positioning and draping, and body mechanics are introduced. Principles of gross motor, fine motor, and reflex development are included. Students practice skills and activities with each other in a laboratory setting under instructor supervision. A project and class presentation are required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

WTh06:00PM-09:05PMLABD.DoronSCC MAIN T05 116914Textbook
WTh06:00PM-09:05PMLABB.CvitanovSCC MAIN T08 216914Textbook
On-Campus



PTA 140    Therapeutic Exercise - Exercise Programs, Protocols and Procedures    3 Units

Prerequisite: PTA 130 with a grade of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Enrollment in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program.
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course presents the basic principles of therapeutic exercise and implementation of therapeutic exercise procedures in physical therapy. Approaches to improve range of motion, strength, muscular endurance, balance, coordination, and functional limitations are included. Theories of motor control and motor learning are introduced. Knowledge of kinesiology, medical disorders, and documentation is integrated as students apply therapeutic exercise principles to case-based learning activities that emphasize the role of the physical therapist assistant in implementing a comprehensive physical therapy plan of care. Class activities may include a field trip.

Schedule: Other Term, Aug 27-Oct 31

MW06:00PM-07:30PMLECI.ThompsonSCC MAIN T04 117082Textbook
MW07:40PM-10:10PMLABI.ThompsonSCC MAIN T04 1
On-Campus

MW07:40PM-10:10PMLABT.McCoinSCC MAIN T04 1
On-Campus



PTA 141    Disorders II - Nervous System Disorders    2 Units

Prerequisite: PTA 130 with a grade of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Enrollment in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program.
Hours: 36 hours LEC
Description: This course is designed as an overview of central and peripheral nervous system disorders relevant to the practice of physical therapy. Etiology, signs and symptoms, prognosis, and medical/surgical interventions are surveyed. Approaches to physical therapy data collection and interventions are introduced. Emphasis is placed on utilization of knowledge of medical disorders by physical therapist assistants within the context of implementing a comprehensive plan of care.

Schedule: Other Term, Aug 28-Oct 30

T06:00PM-09:05PMLECM.BarrySCC MAIN LUC 13217084Textbook
On-Campus



PTA 142    Clinical Practicum I    4 Units

Prerequisite: AH 100, AH 106, and PTA 130 with grades of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Enrollment in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program.
Hours: 240 hours LAB
Description: This course provides students with the opportunity to perform delegated patient care responsibilities in a physical therapy clinical setting, with supervision. This is the first full-time clinical assignment during the program. Students complete a clinical affiliation of six weeks (40 hours per week) at a facility assigned by the program faculty. The placement may be in an acute, sub-acute, out-patient, skilled nursing and rehabilitation, or other type of physical therapy practice. Additionally, weekly on-line discussion board participation is required. The course is graded on a Pass/No Pass basis.

Schedule: Other Term, Oct 29-Dec 13

MTWThF08:00AM-04:15PMLABD.Doron TBA TBA16915Textbook
On-Campus

MTWThF08:00AM-04:15PMLABI.Thompson TBA TBA16915Textbook
On-Campus



PTA 152    Clinical Practicum II    4 Units

Prerequisite: PTA 140, 141, and 142 with grades of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Enrollment in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program.
Hours: 240 hours LAB
Description: This course provides students with the opportunity to perform delegated patient care responsibilities in a physical therapy clinical setting, with supervision. This is the second full-time clinical assignment during the program. Students complete a clinical affiliation of six weeks (40 hours per week) at a facility assigned by the program faculty. The placement may be in an acute, sub-acute, out-patient, skilled nursing and rehabilitation, or other type of physical therapy practice. This assignment will be at a facility which differs from the first full-time clinical assignment. Additionally, weekly online discussion board participation is required. The course is graded on a Pass/No Pass basis.

Schedule: Other Term, Oct 29-Dec 13

TBATBALABD.Doron TBA TBA17633Textbook
On-Campus



PTA 295    Independent Studies in Physical Therapist Assistant    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 162 hours LAB
Description: This course involves an individual student or small groups of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses, pursuant to an agreement among faculty and students.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TBATBALABI.Thompson TBA TBA17223Textbook
Instructor's consent is required to enroll.
3 Units
On-Campus



Fall 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: November 8, 2018