Ithaca College

School of Health Sciences and Human Performance

Physical Therapy Courses

PTBS 10200 - Introduction to Physical Therapy NLA

Orientation to the responsibilities and activities of physical therapists, the practice environments, representative professional association, and related professional literature. Experiential activities are included to enhance learning. 0.5 credits. (F or S,Y)

PTBS 20200 - Rehabilitation for Older Adults NLA

Strategies aimed toward maximizing the functioning of older adults. A team approach is emphasized, drawing on disciplines such as physical, occupational, and recreational therapy, speech-language pathology and audiology, and rehabilitation nursing. Legal and ethical issues that pertain to the rehabilitation of this population are also addressed. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing. 1 credit. (F,Y)

PTBS 30000 - Preclinical Conference I NLA

Series of sessions to explain clinical education policies and procedures and choose sites for clinical affiliations. Prerequisites: Junior standing in clinical science major. Pass/fail only. 0 credits. (F,Y)

PTBS 30100 - Preclinical Conference II NLA

Series of sessions to explain clinical education policies and procedures and choose sites for clinical affiliations. Prerequisites: PTBS 30000. Pass/fail only. 0 credits. (F,Y)

PTBS 31000 - Human Anatomy LA NS

Study of the gross anatomical components of the human body through the use of lecture and cadaver dissection. Emphasis is placed on the musculoskeletal and neurovascular systems found in the extremities, trunk, chest, and abdominal walls, and in the head and neck. Prerequisites: BIOL 20600. 6 credits. (Sum,Y)

PTBS 31100 - Massage and Surface Anatomy NLA

This predominantly laboratory-based course includes a presentation of theory, principles, and techniques of various forms of therapeutic massage. Regional palpation and surface anatomy are emphasized as they are presented in PTBS 31000 Human Anatomy. Corequisites: PTBS 31000. 1 credit. (Sum,Y)

PTBS 31200 - Mobility Training NLA

Principles and skills involved in ambulation training with and with-out assistive devices, transfer training, wheelchair management, safety in patient handling, and proper body mechanics. Corequisites: PTBS 31000. 1 credit. (Sum,Y)

PTBS 31300 - Clinical Physiology NLA

The study of human physiology from a clinical perspective, addressing normal function in the primary physiological systems and how therapeutic interventions influence system functions. Introduces pathophysiological syndromes common to patients receiving therapy. Describes physiological responses in patients receiving specific physical or occupational therapy interventions. Prerequisites: CHEM 11000, or CHEM 11100 and CHEM 11200; PTBS 31000; nonmajors must have permission of instructor. 3 credits. (F,Y)

PTBS 31400 - Musculoskeletal Examination and Evaluation NLA

Introduction to the patient/client management model with emphasis on examination, evaluation, and diagnosis of musculoskeletal problems of the extremities. Emphasis is placed on the following skills: patient history, range of motion, goniometry, muscle performance testing, flexibility testing, ligament testing, special orthopedic tests, and posture as it relates to the extremities. Prerequisites: PHYS 10100; PHYS 10200; PTBS 31000; PTBS 31100. 3 credits. (F,Y)

PTBS 31500 - Electrotherapeutic Modalities and Physical Agents NLA

The study of the biophysical, physiological, and clinical principles and procedures associated with the application of electromagnetic and acoustic energy in the prevention and treatment of pathological conditions. Prerequisites: PHYS 10100; PHYS 10200; PTBS 31000; PTBS 31100. 4 credits. (S,Y)

PTBS 32200 - Professional Development I NLA

Introduction to the Physical Therapy Practice Act code of ethics, roles of paraprofessionals, professional and ethical behavior, and effective communication styles. Instruction in clinical education teams, models of clinical education, and assessment of clinical performance. Prerequisites: PTBS 32300; PTBS 32500. 1 credit. (S,Y)

PTBS 32300 - Teaching and Learning in the Clinical Setting NLA

Preparation to teach in a variety of settings and formats for academic, clinical, and professional purposes. Content is applicable to community presentations, group in-services, and presentations, as well as patient/family and other individualized teaching. Includes teaching/learning theories and styles, impact of age, culture, environment, and motivation, domains of learning, instructional objectives, teaching methods, and instructional technology. Evaluation, feedback, and outcome measurements are included. Prerequisites: PTBS 31100; PTBS 31200. 1 credit. (F,Y)

PTBS 32500 - Profession of Physical Therapy NLA

Description of physical therapy as a profession in the United States, including history, professional organization, roles of the physical therapist and related personnel, and scope of practice. Prerequisites: Junior standing. 0.5 credit. (F,Y)

PTBS 32600 - Introduction to Health Care Systems NLA

Constructs of the U.S. health care system, with emphasis on how system components influence patient referrals, delivery of care, and reimbursement. The course focuses on the health care system's influence on rehabilitation services, with emphasis on allied health. Prerequisites: PTBS 32500. 1 credit. (S,Y)

PTBS 39000 - Biostatistics LA NS

Discussion of descriptive and inferential statistics. Particular emphasis is placed on the statistical interpretation of basic science and clinical research studies. The course involves use of calculators and computers. A student cannot receive credit for this course and for MATH 24300 or MATH 24400. Prerequisites: Math placement in group 1 or 2. 3 credits. (F,Y)

PTBS 39900 - Selected Topics in Physical Therapy

Clinical and professional topics of current interest to faculty and students. This course may be repeated for credit for different selected topics. Prerequisites: As appropriate to topics. Pass/fail only. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

PTBS 39901 - Selected Topics in Physical Therapy

Clinical and professional topics of current interest to faculty and students. This course may be repeated for credit for different selected topics. Prerequisites: As appropriate to topics. Pass/fail only. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

PTBS 39902 - Selected Topics in Physical Therapy

Clinical and professional topics of current interest to faculty and students. This course may be repeated for credit for different selected topics. Prerequisites: As appropriate to topics. Pass/fail only. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

PTBS 39903 - Selected Topics in Physical Therapy

Clinical and professional topics of current interest to faculty and students. This course may be repeated for credit for different selected topics. Prerequisites: As appropriate to topics. Pass/fail only. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

PTBS 39904 - Selected Topics in Physical Therapy

Clinical and professional topics of current interest to faculty and students. This course may be repeated for credit for different selected topics. Prerequisites: As appropriate to topics. Pass/fail only. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

PTBS 39905 - Selected Topics in Physical Therapy

Clinical and professional topics of current interest to faculty and students. This course may be repeated for credit for different selected topics. Prerequisites: As appropriate to topics. Pass/fail only. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

PTBS 39906 - Selected Topics in Physical Therapy

Clinical and professional topics of current interest to faculty and students. This course may be repeated for credit for different selected topics. Prerequisites: As appropriate to topics. Pass/fail only. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

PTBS 39907 - Selected Topics in Physical Therapy

Clinical and professional topics of current interest to faculty and students. This course may be repeated for credit for different selected topics. Prerequisites: As appropriate to topics. Pass/fail only. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

PTBS 39908 - Selected Topics in Physical Therapy

Clinical and professional topics of current interest to faculty and students. This course may be repeated for credit for different selected topics. Prerequisites: As appropriate to topics. Pass/fail only. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

PTBS 39909 - Selected Topics in Physical Therapy

Clinical and professional topics of current interest to faculty and students. This course may be repeated for credit for different selected topics. Prerequisites: As appropriate to topics. Pass/fail only. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

PTBS 39910 - Selected Topics in Physical Therapy

Clinical and professional topics of current interest to faculty and students. This course may be repeated for credit for different selected topics. Prerequisites: As appropriate to topics. Pass/fail only. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

PTBS 39911 - Selected Topics in Physical Therapy

Clinical and professional topics of current interest to faculty and students. This course may be repeated for credit for different selected topics. Prerequisites: As appropriate to topics. Pass/fail only. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

PTBS 39912 - Selected Topics in Physical Therapy

Clinical and professional topics of current interest to faculty and students. This course may be repeated for credit for different selected topics. Prerequisites: As appropriate to topics. Pass/fail only. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

PTBS 39913 - Selected Topics in Physical Therapy

Clinical and professional topics of current interest to faculty and students. This course may be repeated for credit for different selected topics. Prerequisites: As appropriate to topics. Pass/fail only. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

PTBS 39914 - Selected Topics in Physical Therapy

Clinical and professional topics of current interest to faculty and students. This course may be repeated for credit for different selected topics. Prerequisites: As appropriate to topics. Pass/fail only. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

PTBS 39915 - Selected Topics in Physical Therapy

Clinical and professional topics of current interest to faculty and students. This course may be repeated for credit for different selected topics. Prerequisites: As appropriate to topics. Pass/fail only. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

PTBS 40100 - Biomechanics LA NS

Application of mechanical principles to human movement. Particular attention to the effect of forces in producing normal movement. Students are required to apply their knowledge of anatomy toward understanding individual joint function, as well as the integrated function of several joints during complex activities such as normal gait. Prerequisites: PHYS 10100; PHYS 10200; PTBS 31000; PTBS 31100. 3 credits. (F,Y)

PTBS 40200 - Therapeutic Exercise NLA NS

A comprehensive analysis of the scientific principles of exercise commonly used in physical therapy practice. Specific exercise programs address muscle performance, endurance, mobility, and balance impairments. Adaptations of tissue on activity and immobilization are also discussed. Prerequisites: PTBS 31300; PTBS 31400; PTBS 40100. 3 credits. (S,Y)

PTBS 40300 - Pathology for Physical Therapists LA NS

Examination of the components of general disease and injury processes and specific components of selected diseases likely to be encountered in physical therapy practice. General pathology topics described include cell and tissue injury, inflammation, and the healing and repair process. Specific focus on diseases of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, pulmonary, integumentary, and nerve systems. Emphasis is placed on understanding the underlying mechanisms of structural and functional disruptions for adults, with secondary comparisons to pathology across the life span. This course provides background information necessary for performing differential diagnosis and patient treatments. Prerequisites: PTBS 31000; PTBS 31300. 3 credits. (S,Y)

PTBS 41000 - Clinical Education I NLA

The initial assignment to one of a variety of health care facilities for six weeks. The student is assigned to specified clinical tasks under the close supervision of the clinical instructor. Professional conduct and appearance, basic musculoskeletal assessment and treatment, and application of physical agents are emphasized. Prerequisites: PTBS 30000; PTBS 31500; PTBS 40200; PTBS 40300. Pass/fail only. 3 credits. (Sum,Y)

PTBS 43600 - Professional Development II NLA

Provides the tools for personal career development. Includes professional behavior and generic abilities, résumé writing, professional portfolios, effectiveness as an individual and team player, and professional development during clinical affiliation. Prerequisites: PTBS 32200. 0.5 credit. (S,Y)

PTBS 44100 - Foundations of Clinical Administration I: Health Care Services NLA

First of a two-part course series on effective and efficient administration of rehabilitation services. It focuses on department organization and planning, reimbursement, foundations of control, management information systems, fiscal planning, risk management, quality assurance, external regulatory mechanisms, marketing and public relations, and assessment of service outcomes. Prerequisites: HPS 20500 or PTB S32600; PTBS 41000 or OTBS 35000. 3 credits. (F,Y)

PTBS 44200 - Clinical Administration II: Personnel Management NLA

Second in a two-part series on clinical administration. Personnel issues in the clinical environment are examined. Basic personnel management concepts affecting the new graduate are covered. Included are concepts and theories of human behavior in organizations, motivation, leadership, supervision, power, organizational climate and behavior, effective teamwork, performance rewards and appraisal, conflict management, and coping with personal stress in the work environment. Emphasis is placed on the management and organization needed to become a dynamic employee. Prerequisites: PTBS 44100. 1 credit. (S,Y)

PTBS 45100 - Neuroanatomy LA NS

Comprehensive study of the structural features and connectivity of the human central and peripheral nervous systems. Prerequisites: PTBS 31000; senior standing. Corequisites: PTBS 45200. 3 credits. (F,Y)

PTBS 45200 - Neurophysiology LA NS

Study of the concepts, terms, and methods of investigating the physiology of the human nervous system. Prerequisites: PTBS 31300; PTBS 40200; senior standing. Corequisites: PTBS 45100. 3 credits. (F,Y)

PTBS 46200 - Pharmacology LA NS

Presents the basic drug classes and the physiological basis of their action. Drugs are grouped according to their general effects and the type of disorders they are routinely used to treat. Special emphasis is placed on drugs commonly used to treat disorders frequently seen in patients receiving physical therapy. Prerequisites: PTBS 45200; nonmajors must have permission of instructor. 2 credits. (S,Y)

PTBS 46300 - Normal Motor Development NLA

Normal motor developmental processes from the embryo to old age. Review of research and theory; evaluation of gross motor and fine motor development; and the influence of perception, visualization and auditory, kinesthetic, and cognitive input on the acquisition of motor skills. Prerequisites: PTBS 40100; PTBS 45100; PTBS 45200. 3 credits. (S,Y)

PTBS 46400 - Electrophysiological Examination and Evaluation NLA

Current and historical perspectives in the electrophysiological evaluation of neuromuscular disease and disorders. Students perform fundamental electrodiagnostic tests, including electromyography and measurement of nerve conduction velocity. Prerequisites: PTBS 45200. 2 credits. (S,Y)

PTBS 46500 - Soft Tissue and Peripheral Joint Examination and Mobilization NLA

This lecture and lab course is an introduction to the physical therapy methods of stretching, soft tissue treatment techniques, and mobilization of peripheral joints. It is designed to expose the student to the broad spectrum of techniques while teaching the skills of the most current methods. Prerequisites: PTBS 31400; PTBS 40100. 3 credits. (S,Y)

PTBS 46600 - Spine Examination and Rehabilitation NLA

Examination of and interventions for patients with neuromusculoskeletal conditions affecting the spine. Students learn objective measurements of spinal posture, mobility, and function to differentiate among various spinal conditions. Selected interventions are presented and practiced. Prerequisites: PTBS 31400; PTBS 40100. 3 credits. (F,Y)

PTBS 47000 - Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy of the Lumbar Spine NLA

Introduction to mechanical diagnosis and treatment of the lumbar spine. Develops understanding of basic theories and thought processes in mechanical diagnosis. Exposes students to basic treatment interventions and skills in performing them. Prerequisites: PTBS 31400 or permission of instructor. Pass/fail only. 2 credits. (S,Y)

PTBS 47100 - Psychosocial Aspects of Patient Care NLA

A review of psychological and social issues affecting patients and therapists in the clinic, home, and community environments. Addresses special topics relevant to assessing a patient's and a clinician's response to illness. These topics include terminal illness, sexuality and illness or disability, psychosomatic illness, and selected psychiatric disorders. Prerequisites: PTBS 41000. 2 credits. (S,Y)

PTBS 49000 - Clinical Ed II NLA

The second placement for the student in a clinical environment where he or she has the close supervision of a clinical instructor. This experience provides an opportunity to practice and develop skills in analyzing motor performance and evaluating and treating joint and soft tissue pathologies. The student should also exhibit an understanding of the administration of a physical therapy department. Six weeks in length. Prerequisites: PTBS 30100, PTBS 41100; PTBS 44100; PTBS 45100; PTBS 45200; PTBS 46500; PTBS 46600. Pass/fail only. 3 credits. (S,Y)

PTBS 49900 - Independent Study NLA

This course, which requires a faculty sponsor, allows students to complete an in-depth study or project in an area of their interest related to physical therapy. Includes a final presentation. Prerequisites: Permission of faculty sponsor, academic adviser, department chair, and dean. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits. 1-6 credits. (F-S,Y)

PTBS 49901 - Independent Study NLA

This course, which requires a faculty sponsor, allows students to complete an in-depth study or project in an area of their interest related to physical therapy. Includes a final presentation. Prerequisites: Permission of faculty sponsor, academic adviser, department chair, and dean. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits. 1-6 credits. (F-S,Y)

PTBS 49902 - Independent Study NLA

This course, which requires a faculty sponsor, allows students to complete an in-depth study or project in an area of their interest related to physical therapy. Includes a final presentation. Prerequisites: Permission of faculty sponsor, academic adviser, department chair, and dean. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits. 1-6 credits. (F-S,Y)

PTBS 49903 - Independent Study NLA

This course, which requires a faculty sponsor, allows students to complete an in-depth study or project in an area of their interest related to physical therapy. Includes a final presentation. Prerequisites: Permission of faculty sponsor, academic adviser, department chair, and dean. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits. 1-6 credits. (F-S,Y)

PDPT 51004 - Pharmacology II NLA

The course analyzes the action of basic drugs, including such variables as how the drug is administered, absorbed, distributed, stored, metabolized, and excreted. Evaluation of how drugs are selected for specific pathology is also included. Special emphasis is placed on drugs that are commonly used to treat disorders seen in patients receiving physical therapy. Prerequisites: PDPT-57100. 2 credits. (S,Y)

PDPT 52506 - Spine Examination & Rehab NLA

Examination of and interventions for patients with neuromusculoskeletal conditions affecting the spine. Students learn objective measurements of spinal posture, mobility, and function to differentiate among various spinal conditions. Selected interventions are presented and practiced. Prerequisites: PTBS-52102; PTBS-53702. 3 credits. (F,Y)

PDPT 54300 - Preclinical Conference II NLA

Offers the student the opportunity to prepare for the second clinical internship. This includes site selection, cardiopulmonary resuscitation procedures, updating immunizations, developing a student profile, and establishing contact with the assigned clinical site. In addition, the student will develop a personal plan and objectives for the affiliation experience. Prerequisites: PTBS-54102. Pass/fail only. 0 credits. (F,Y)

PDPT 54400 - Professional Development II NLA

Principles and practices in career development. Includes professional behavior/generic abilities, resume writing, professional portfolios, effectiveness as an individual and team player, and professional development during clinical affiliation. Prerequisites: PTBS-54203. 0.5 credit. (S,Y)

PDPT 55700 - Clinical Administration I NLA

The practice of effective and efficient administration of a rehabilitation setting. Emphasis is on the impact of health care reform on departmental organization and planning, reimbursement, foundations of control, management information systems, fiscal planning, risk management and quality assurance, legal issues and external regulatory mechanisms, marketing and public relations, and assessment of service outcomes. 3 credits. (F,Y)

PDPT 55800 - Clinical Administration II NLA

An examination of how basic personnel management techniques are applied in the rehabilitation clinical setting. Included are concepts and theories of motivation, leadership and power, organizational behavior, organizational climate, performance rewards and appraisal, and conflict management. A case study approach issued in this course. Prerequisites: PDPT-55700. 1 credit. (S,Y)

PDPT 55900 - Psych Aspects of Patient Care NLA

A review of psychological and social issues affecting patients and therapists in the clinic, home, and community environments. Addresses special topics relevant to assessing a patient's and a clinician's response to illness. These topics include terminal illness, sexuality and illness or disability, psychosomatic illness, and selected psychiatric disorders. Prerequisites: PDPT-59000. 2 credits. (S,Y)

PDPT 56800 - Research II: Evidence-Based Practice in Physical Therapy NLA

Focus is on how research is used to guide clinical decision making and form the basis for contemporary physical therapist practice. Specifically, this course will build upon principles introduced in PTBS-56701 Research I: Introduction to Scientific Inquiry, and acquaint students with how to access and critically review the literature to answer clinical questions. Students will evaluate and categorize specific articles that illustrate various types and levels of evidence. Students will also explore specific clinical questions, access the scientific literature using computer databases, and plan interventions based on the strength of the available evidence. Finally, this course will prepare the student to enter PDPT-66900 Research III: Research Seminar in their final professional year, so students will be able to examine the existing literature and identify areas for future research. Prerequisites: PTBS-56701. 2 credits. (S,Y)

PDPT 57000 - Clinical Neuroanatomy NLA

Comprehensive study of the structural features and connectivity of the human central nervous system. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the clinical relationships of the morphological basis of neurological dysfunction. Exposes students to medical imaging techniques in order to provide a basis to begin neurological differential diagnosis for physical therapy. Prerequisites: PTBS-51002. Corequisites: PDPT-57100. 3 credits. (F,Y)

PDPT 57100 - Clinical Neurophysiology NLA

Clinical neurophysiology addresses the structure and function of nerve cells, somatosensory systems, motor control systems, and the autonomic nervous system. The emphasis of the course is on the development of an understanding of the processes associated with normal functioning of the nervous system in the control of posture movement. Selected examples of nervous system disorders are integrated into each major content area in order to illustrate how an understanding of normal function is important to the understanding of pathology in the nervous system. Prerequisites: PTBS-31300; PTBS-52405. Corequisites: PDPT-57000. 3 credits. (F,Y)

PDPT 57200 - Normal Motor Development NLA

Normal motor developmental processes from the embryo to old age. Review of research in the theories of motor control, motor learning, and motor development. Emphasis is placed on the relationship of these theories to growth and development through the lifespan. Topics include the development of musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, sensory, and nervous system changes. Other lifespan issues include the development of posture, locomotion, fine motor, speech/language, cognition, fitness, cultural/diversity issues, and functional and developmental examination tools. Prerequisites: PTBS-53702. Corequisites: PDPT-57000; PDPT-57100. 3 credits. (F,Y)

PDPT 57300 - Fundamentals of the Neurological Examination NLA

Prepares students to perform a complete physical therapy neurological examination of patients with peripheral and central nervous system disorders. Students will be directed to perform specific tests that examine cognition, sensation, perception, tone, motor function, balance, gait, and function. The measurement properties of these clinical tests will be discussed. Specific emphasis will be directed to the electrophysiologic examination of peripheral disorders. Prerequisites: PDPT-57000, PDPT-57100. 3 credits. (S,Y)

PDPT 59000 - Clinical Education I NLA

The initial assignment to one of a variety of health care facilities for eight weeks. The student is assigned to specified clinical tasks under the close supervision of the clinical instructor. Professional conduct and appearance, basic musculoskeletal assessment and treatment, and application of physical agents are emphasized. Synthesis of all previous professional coursework is exhibited by designing a basic examination and intervention plan based on the results of the subjective and objective examination and substantiation of the intervention rationale. Prerequisites: PTBS-54102; PTBS-54203; PTBS-53101; PTBS-52304; PTBS-56701; PTBS-52405; PTBS-51103. 4 credits.

PTMS 59100 - The Healthy Musician: Injury Prevention and Intervention NLA

This comprehensive three-day program of seminars and workshops focuses on health and musical performance. A multidisciplinary faculty examines the physical and mental factors that affect both the musician and performance, and discusses the care and prevention of music-related injuries. Participants choose sessions for health care providers or sessions for musicians. Areas of instruction include basic anatomy and physiology, exercise prescription, posture, stress, mental training and practice techniques, common injuries, Feldenkrais exercises, Alexander Technique exercises, learning styles (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), splinting, and biofeedback. Musicians demostrate five major instrument groups (reeds, strings, keyboards, voice, and brass). Both a musician case study and a faculty recital are given. Musicians are invited to bring their instruments each day. To register for the workshop, you must complete the registration form in the Health Musician brochure, which is available on request from the summer sessions office. 0-1 credit.

PDPT 59102 - Clinical Education II NLA

The second placement for the student in a clinical environment where he or she has the close supervision of a clinical instructor. This experience provides an opportunity to practice and develop skills in analyzing motor performance, examination and intervention of joint and soft tissue pathologies, as well as spinal dysfunction. The student should also exhibit an understanding of the administration of a physical therapy department. The student continues to synthesize all previous professional coursework. Prerequisites: PDPT-59000. Pass/fail only. 4 credits.

PTMS 60000 - Clinical Conference II

Preparation for learning in the clinical environment. Students receive instruction on how to determine their own learning style, perform self-evaluation, and incorporate this information into the clinical education objectives. Includes techniques for problem solving, providing and accepting feedback, effective communication skills, and development of professional behaviors. 1 credit. (F, Y)

PTMS 60100 - Pathokinesiology

Presents specific pathological conditions (primarily organized according to anatomical regions) that result in disorders of posture, movement, and locomotion. The presentations and analyses of these pathokinesiological conditions include neurological, neuromotor, and musculoskeletal aspects with respect to the causes of dysfunction. Laboratory exercises require the student to use movement analysis equipment to demonstrate pathomechanics and abnormal movement patterns. 3 credits. (F,Y)

PTMS 60200 - Psycho Asp Patnt Care

Review of psychological and social issues affecting patients and therapists in the clinic, home, and community environments. Addresses special topics relevant to assessing a patient's and clinician's response to illness. These topics include terminal illness, sexuality and illness or disability, psychosomatic illness, and selected psychiatric disorders. 2 credits. (S, Y)

PTMS 60300 - Cardiac Testing and Management

A review of normal cardiac physiology and the response of this system to exercise and disease. Cardiac pathologies are discussed, including a review of the medical and surgical management of specific disease groups. Evaluation procedures utilized to determine the status of the cardiac system's performance are studied and performed in the laboratory. Clinical management procedures used by all members of the rehabilitation team are reviewed, with emphasis on specific physical therapy procedures. 2 credits. (S,Y)

PTMS 60500 - Pulmonary Testing and Management

A review of normal pulmonary physiology and the response of the pulmonary system to exercise and disease. Pulmonary pathologies are discussed, including a review of the medical and surgical management of specific disease groups. Evaluation procedures utilized to determine the status of the pulmonary system's performance are studied and performed in the laboratory. Clinical management procedures used by all members of the rehabilitation team are reviewed, with emphasis on specific physical therapy procedures utilized in treating patients with pulmonary disease. 2 credits. (S,Y)

PTMS 60600 - Orthotics and Prosthetics

An in-depth review of the principles and practices of orthotics and prosthetics as applied by a physical therapist. This includes a survey of the basic biomechanical principles used in applying orthotic and prosthetic appliances as well as principles of patient application, training, and management of complications. 2 credits. (S,Y)

PTMS 60700 - Research I

Principles and methods of scholarly inquiry. Topics include formulation of research problems, literature review, hypothesis testing, techniques of data collection, and analysis of results. Historical and philosophical methods are introduced, but the course focuses on descriptive and experimental methods. Culminates in a written preliminary research outline. 2 credits. (F,Y)

PTMS 60800 - Research II

Application of research theory to interpretation, analysis, and synthesis of scientific literature. Through group projects, the student is required to perform a literature review and define methodologies including sampling, instrumentation, design analysis of data, and issues concerning reliability and validity. Culminates in a project presentation. Prerequisites: PTMS 60700. 2 credits. (S,Y)

PDPT 61000 - Clinical Reasoning and Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy

An advanced course focusing on the physical therapist's role, in collaboration with other health care providers, in medical screening of major organ systems. This course integrates the physical therapy evaluation with the current clinical decision-making algorithms associated with common diseases of major organ systems. Upon completion the physical therapist is expected to gain confidence in clinical decision making relative to patients with complex multi-system diseases. Prerequisite: Matriculation into transitional D.P.T. program. 2 credits. (F)

PTMS 61000 - Clinical Education III

A student's third placement in a clinical environment, giving the opportunity to apply more advanced theories and treatment procedures to a selected patient caseload with guidance from a clinical instructor. Six weeks in length. Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of all prior required coursework. Pass/fail only. 3 credits. (F,Y)

PDPT 61100 - Applications of Evidence-Based Practice in Physical Therapy

An advanced course that requires students to use their knowledge of research design and clinical theory to evaluate the evidence supporting contemporary clinical practice guidelines and specific patient case scenarios. Students will be challenged in classroom activities and via Internet-based assignments to integrate information from a variety of resources to evaluate clinical practice guidelines. Emphasis will be placed on determining which aspects of physical therapist practice are best supported, given current decision-making models, patient values and preferences, and clinical experience. Prerequisite: Matriculation into transitional D.P.T. program. 2 credits. (F)

PTMS 61100 - Clinical Education V NLA

PTMS 61100 and PTMS 61200 are options for the final final placements of the student in a clinical environment and together total not less than 12 weeks. Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of all prior required coursework. Students must register for these courses or PTMS 62100. Grades S/U only. 3 credits per course. (Sum,Y)

PDPT 61200 - Case-Study Seminar

Applies the principles of evidence-based practice to selected patient cases across a variety of physical therapy diagnoses from current practice settings. Emphasis will be placed on the complex patient who demonstrates multi-system involvement. The case studies are an intensive investigation designed to analyze and understand medical and/or surgical factors important to the etiology, care, and outcome of the patient's problems as they relate to the physical therapy plan of care. Included are factors related to cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, endocrine/rheumatological, musculoskeletal, neurologic, genitourinary, pulmonary, psychological, and hemato-oncological problems. Pharmacological issues related to management of multi-system involvement and the interaction of drug therapy with rehabilitation will be addressed. Prerequisite: Matriculation into transitional D.P.T. program. 2 credits. (F)

PTMS 61200 - Clinical Education VI NLA

PTMS 61100 and PTMS 61200 are options for the final placements of the student in a clinical environment and together total not less than 12 weeks. Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of all prior required coursework. Students must register for these courses or PTMS 62100. Graded S/U only. 3 credits per course. (Sum,Y)

PDPT 61300 - Clinical Teaching and Learning: Theory and Practice

Preparation to teach in a variety of settings and formats for academic, clinical, and professional purposes. Content is applicable to community presentations, group in-services/presentations as well as patient/family, student interns, and other individualized teaching. Includes teaching/learning theories and methods; impact of age, culture, environment, and motivation; domains of learning; instructional objectives; teaching methods for cognitive, affective, and psychomotor skills; and instructional technology. Evaluation, feedback, and outcome measurements are included. Prerequisite: Matriculation into transitional D.P.T. program. 1 credit. (F)

PTMS 61300 - Clinical Science I: Orthopedics

Covers pathogenesis, clinical presentation, medical and surgical management, and rehabilitation of orthopedic disorders. 3 credits. (S,Y)

PDPT 61400 - Applications of Wellness and Prevention in Physical Therapy

Explores the role of the physical therapist in wellness and the prevention of common health concerns of individuals, groups, and communities. Develops the expertise of the physical therapist in functioning in this capacity. Discusses the physiological rationale behind designing comprehensive wellness programs. Emphasis on identifying risks, performing screenings, general concepts of program development and assessment, and integration of teaching/learning and motivation strategies. Prerequisite: Matriculation into transitional D.P.T. program. 3 credits. (F)

PTMS 61400 - Clinical Science II: Medicine

Survey of the most common diseases found in the practice of general medicine. Presentations emphasize medical management procedures and include discussion of physical therapy procedures that may be applied to a varied patient population. 2 credits. (F,Y)

PDPT 61500 - Mangerial Applications in Physical Therapy Practice

Designed to develop leadership and management skills to become a doctor of physical therapy. Integration of financial, regulatory, management, communication, and marketing principles into physical therapy practice needs. Students will apply learned concepts through the development of communication, negotiation, and networking skills to enhance effectiveness as managers, consultants, and leaders. Prerequisite: Matriculation into transitional D.P.T. program. 2 credits. (F)

PTMS 61500 - Clinical Science III: Neurology I

Provides foundation for examination, evaluation, and interventions for individuals with movement-related impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities resulting from neurological disease. A systematic clinical decision-making approach is used to integrate findings from a patient's medical history and reports from rehabilitation team members with results of standardized neurological examinations, observations of movement, and analysis of functional tasks. The neurological diagnosis of stroke and its related movement deficits are covered in detail. 3 credits. (F,Y)

PTMS 61600 - Clinical Science IV: Surgery

A survey of the most common forms of general surgery encountered in the practice of physical therapy. Emphasis is placed on general surgical techniques, including indications, expected outcomes, and complications, as well as the pre- and postoperative role of the physical therapist. An in-depth review of decubitus ulcer and burn management is presented. 3 credits. (S,Y)

PTMS 61700 - Clinical Science V: Neurology II

Examination, evaluation, and physical therapy interventions for individuals with progressive and non-progressive neurological disease resulting from upper and lower motor neuron disorders. A systematic clinical decision-making model is used to integrate findings from a patient's medical history and reports from other rehabilitation team members with results of standardized neurological examinations, observations of movement, and analysis of functional tasks. Prerequisites: PTMS 61500. 4 credits. (S,Y)

PTMS 61800 - Clinical Science VI: Pediatrics

The etiology, pathology, diagnosis, medical, surgical, clinical examination, evaluation, and physical therapy management of pediatric disorders of the neuromuscular system. The physiological basis and therapeutic techniques of neurophysiological approaches to intervention are examined. 3 credits. (F,Y)

PTMS 61900 - Geriatrics in Physical Therapy

A study of the special needs of the older adult. The course prepares the student to plan effective physical therapy management of the problems of older individuals through consideration of age-related changes, psychosocial characteristics, and the continuum of services available for this population. Adaptations of evaluation and treatment methods for older persons are also discussed. 1 credit. (S,Y)

PTMS 62000 - Professional Issues in Physical Therapy

Presents an opportunity to integrate knowledge, skills, and attitudes from a variety of disciplines that are necessary to support professional practice. Course concepts and literature are drawn from philosophy, law, sociology, anthropology, and systems theory. Students utilize these concepts to develop a philosophy of physical therapy practice, participate in a political process, address selected current issues in physical therapy, and complete an ethical case analysis. 1 credit. (F, Y)

PTMS 62100 - Clinical Education IV NLA

The final placement for students in a clinical environment. One 12-week session. Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of all prior coursework. Students must register for this course or for PTMS 61100 and PTMS 61200. Grades S/U only. 6 credits. (Sum,Y)

PTMS 62200 - Pre-Clinical Conference III

A series of sessions to explain the policies and procedures for graduate clinical education and choose sites for graduate clinical affiliations. Pass/fail only. 0 credits. (F,Y)

PTMS 62400 - Professional Development III

A continuation of the Professional Development series, this course advances the students' understanding and application of their role as a professional in their relationship with patients/clients, in the practice setting and in our society. Prepares students for participants in clinical education coursework and clinical practice. Strategies for adaptability and time management in the clinical setting are presented. Analyses of clinical situations facilitate student exploration of ethical decision making, patient advocacy, culutral diversity, leadership and application of professionalism. Prerequisite: PTBS 43600. (F,Y)

PTMS 62500 - Wellness and Prevention

The role of physical therapy in wellness and prevention for individuals, groups, and communities. The physiological rationale behind designing comprehensive wellness programs is presented. Topics include the development and implementation of general fitness and prevention programs for a variety of clients, including those with chronic disabilities. Prerequisites: PTMS 60300. Corequisites: PTMS 60500. 1 credit. (S,Y)

PTMS 62600 - Professional Development IV

A continuation of the Professional Development series, this course prepares the student for capstone clinical education coursework and entry into the profession. Topics include: current issues in physical therapy, preparation for entering the profession, and post-graduate development. The students summarize efforts in the final writing of an entry level professional development plan, a compilation of a final professional portfolio, and a presentation of a student-developed ethical case focused on moral agency. Prerequisite: PTMS 62400. (S,Y)

PTMS 62900 - Independent Clinical Study NLA

This course is designated to advance student clinical competencies by addressing specific clinical objectives identified by the student, the Clinical Instructor(s) or the Director of Clinical Education during a Clinical Education course (IV-VI).

PTMS 63000 - Thesis I

Independent research that is theoretically sound and relevant to furthering the knowledge base of physical therapy. The course is geared to prepare students to perform independent research and/or a doctoral degree. Thesis I and II are conducted over the entire year of graduate study (PTMS 63000 in the fall, PTMS 63100 in the spring) and culminate in a written thesis that must be approved by the department and the graduate office. Elective. Prerequisites: Open only to students with a 3.30 undergraduate GPA or higher who successfully pass a faculty review. 2 credits.

PTMS 63100 - Thesis II

Independent research that is theoretically sound and relevant to furthering the knowledge base of physical therapy. The course is geared to prepare students to perform independent research and/or a doctoral degree. Thesis I and II are conducted over the entire year of graduate study (PTMS 63000 in the fall, PTMS 63100 in the spring) and culminate in a written thesis that must be approved by the department and the graduate office. Elective. Prerequisites: Open only to students with a 3.30 undergraduate GPA or higher who successfully pass a faculty review. 2 credits.

PDPT 63800 - Pathokinesiology NLA

Presents specific pathological conditions (primarily organized according to anatomical regions) that result in disorders of posture, movement, and locomotion. The presentations and analyses of these pathokinesiological conditions include neurological, neuromotor, and musculoskeletal aspects with respect to the causes of dysfunction. Laboratory exercises require the student to use movement analysis equipment to demonstrate pathomechanics and abnormal movement patterns. 3 credits. (F,Y)

PDPT 63900 - Orthotics/Prosthetics NLA

An in-depth review of the principles and practices of orthotics and prosthetics as applied by a physical therapist. This includes a survey of the basic biomechanical principles used in applying orthotic and prosthetic appliances, as well as principles of patient application, training, and management of complications. 2 credits. (S,Y)

PDPT 64500 - Pre-Clinical Conference III NLA

A series of sessions to explain the policies and procedures for graduate clinical education and choose sites for graduate clinical affiliations. Pass/fail only. 0 credits. (F,Y)

PDPT 64600 - Professional Development III

A continuation of the Professional Development series, this course advances the students' understanding and application of their role as a professional in their relationship with patients/clients, in the practice setting and in our society. Prepares students for participation in clinical education coursework and clinical practice. Strategies for adaptability and time management in the clinical setting are presented. Analyses of clinical situations facilitate student exploration of ethical decision making, patient advocacy, cultural diversity, leadership and application of professionalism. (F,Y)

PDPT 64700 - Professional Development IV

A continuation of the Professional Development series, this course prepares the student for capstone clinical education coursework and entry in to the profession. Topics include: current issues in physical therapy, preparation for entering the profession, and pos-graduate development. The students summarize efforts in the final writing of an entry level professional development plan, a compliation of a final professional protfolio, and a presentation of a student-developed ethical case focused on moral agency. (S,Y)

PDPT 66900 - Research III: Research Seminar NLA

This course is taught over three academic blocks (1 credit per block). It is designed to provide a mentored experience in research for entry-level physical therapy students. Working in groups with a faculty adviser, the student will propose a hypothesis, complete a literature review, and develop a research method, followed by data collection and a summary of results. The style of the projects is not restricted, allowing freedom to design projects that are practical and meaningful. At the completion of the project each research team will present its findings, which will be evaluated by faculty, professionals from the community, and student peers. Prerequisites: PTBS-56701; PDPT-56800. 3 credits. (F,Y)

PDPT 67400 - Neurological Rehabilitation I NLA

Focus primarily on specific movement-related impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities experienced by individuals with neurologic involvement as a result of acquired nonprogressive disorders of the central nervous system (CNS). Students will be directed to apply a systematic clinical decision-making approach to physical therapy care, integrating findings from a patient's medical history and reports of other rehabilitation team members with results of standardized neurological examinations, observations of movement, and analysis of functional tasks. Students will be guided to synthesize this information to identify functional problems and their probable causes (i.e., reach a physical therapy diagnosis), establish a realistic prognosis, and begin to plan and execute appropriate physical therapy interventions for individuals with acquired, nonprogressive CNS disorders. Prerequisites: PDPT-57300. 3 credits. (F,Y)

PDPT 67500 - Neurological Rehabilitation II NLA

Builds on concepts introduced in PDPT-67400 Neurological Rehabilitation I. Focuses on the movement-related impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities experienced by individuals with neurologic involvement as a result of specific acquired progressive or nonprogressive disorders of the central and peripheral nervous systems. Students will learn to apply a systematic clinical decision-making approach as they integrate findings from a physical therapy examination to identify functional problems and their causes (i.e., reach a physical therapy diagnosis), establish a realistic prognosis, and plan and execute physical therapy interventions for individuals with nervous system disorders of a progressive or nonprogressive nature. Prerequisites: PDPT-67400. 3 credits. (S,Y)

PDPT 67600 - Pediatric Rehabilitation NLA

The etiology; pathology; diagnosis; medical, surgical, and clinical examination; evaluation; and physical therapy management of pediatric disorders of the neuromuscular system. The physiological basis and therapeutic techniques of neurophysiological approaches to intervention are examined. 3 credits. (F,Y)

PDPT 68000 - Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy NLA

Integrates medical screening of major organ systems with existing physical therapy examination techniques in order to enable the student to differentiate between patients/clients who are appropriate for physical therapy intervention and those who should be referred to other medical practitioners. Complex cases with multi-system diseases will be discussed. Prerequisites: PTBS-51103. 1 credit. (F,Y)

PDPT 68100 - Cardiac Testing and Management NLA

A review of normal cardiac physiology and the response of this system to exercise and disease. Cardiac pathologies are discussed, including a review of the medical and surgical management of specific disease groups. Evaluation procedures utilized to determine the status of the cardiac system's performance are studied and performed in the laboratory. Clinical management procedures used by all members of the rehabilitation team are reviewed with emphasis on specific physical therapy procedures. 2 credits. (S,Y)

PDPT 68200 - Clinical Medicine/Surgery NLA

General overview of most common diseases and surgical interventions in the practice of general medicine. Disease processes that demonstrate systemic manifestations and require intervention by a multidisciplinary team will be studied. Presentations will emphasize medical/surgical management procedures and a problem-based approach to physical therapy procedures that may be applied to this patient population. Prerequisites: PTBS-51103. 3 credits. (F,Y)

PDPT 68300 - Pulmonary Testing and Management NLA

Review of normal pulmonary physiology and the response of the pulmonary system to exercise and disease. Pulmonary pathologies are discussed, including a review of the medical and surgical management of specific disease groups. Evaluation procedures utilized to determine the status of the pulmonary system's performance are studied and performed in the laboratory. Clinical management procedures used by all members of the rehabilitation team are reviewed, with emphasis on specific physical therapy procedures utilized in treating patients with pulmonary disease. 2 credits. (S,Y)

PDPT 68400 - Case Study Seminar NLA

Applies the principles of evidence-based practice to selected patient cases from current practice settings, across a variety of physical therapy diagnoses. The case studies are an intensive investigation designed to analyze and understand medical and/or surgical factors important to the etiology, care, and outcome of the patients' problems. Included are factors related to cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, endocrine/rheumatological, musculoskeletal, neurological, genitourinary, pulmonary, psychosocial, and hemato-oncological problems. Prerequisites: PDPT-68000; PDPT-68200. 2 credits. (S,Y)

PDPT 69200 - Clinical Education III NLA

A student's third placement in a clinical environment, giving the opportunity to apply more advanced theories and treatment procedures to a selected patient caseload with guidance from a clinical instructor. Eight weeks in length. Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of all prior required coursework. Pass/fail only. 4 credits. (F,Y)

PDPT 69300 - Clinical Education IV

This is the fourth course in the clinical education series. The student is expected rto begin to assume the role of the primary physical therapist under the direct supervision of a licensed physical therapist. The student begins to manage all aspects of patient care. One six-week session. Student must register for this course and PDPT 69400, or register for Clinical Education IV/V PDPT 69500. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only. (Sum,Y)

PDPT 69400 - Clinical Education V

This is the fifth and final course in the clinical education series. The student is expected to begin to assume the role of the primary therapist under the direct supervision of a licensed physical therapist. The student achieves competency in managing all aspects of patient care. One six-week session. Student must register for this course and PDPT 69300 OR register for Clinical Education IV/V PDPT 69500. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only. (Sum,Y)