Mar 03, 2024  
2023-2024 Official General Catalog 
2023-2024 Official General Catalog

PTA 202 - Therapeutic Exercise

The principles and techniques of therapeutic exercise are presented.  Specific neurological, medical, surgical and orthopedic conditions are studied.  Lecture, lab activities, cooperative learning, group activities and individual assignments are examples of learning/teaching methods utilized in this course.


Prerequisite- Corequisite
Corequisites:  PTA 201 Kinesiology, PTA 210 Clinical Affiliation II


Credits: 4
Class Hours, 3 Laboratory Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Explain and discuss his/her role as a Physical Therapist Assistant in the application of interventions and the patient examination/evaluation process.
  2. Perform all modalities/interventions presented in lab/lecture in a safe, technically competent manner as they relate to specific diagnosis presented, including:  manual and mechanical resistance exercise, stretching, proprioceptive exercise, aerobics, plyometric exercise and assessment, and interventions for orthopedic conditions.
  3. Demonstrate appropriate communication skills in establishing patient/therapist rapport and in communicating adequate instructions/explanations orally and in writing concerning all interventions with patient, peers and other caregivers.
  4. Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct, including respect for others’ differences when engaged in learning and simulated patient care activities.