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PTHE: Physical Therapy

8007. Functional Anatomy (3)
P: Consent of instructor. Principles of kinesiology, joint anatomy, and tissue function. Emphasis on human movement at joint and system level.
8008. Gross Anatomy (5,0)
P: Enrolled in PTHE program. Structure of human body. Lab dissection.
8100. Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy I (4)
P: PTHE 8008. Acquisition of knowledge and skills related to care of patients with musculoskeletal problems. Focus on examination.
8101. Neuroscience (5)
P: Consent of instructor. Neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and neurology of nervous system. Introduces normal and dysfunctional motor control mechanisms.
8102. Physical Therapy Modalities and Instrumentation (2)
P: PTHE 8007. Physiological basis, indications, contraindications, and utilization of instrumentation for thermal treatment procedures and physics of sound. Emphasis on evidence-based practice regarding selection of modalities for specific medical conditions.
8103. Introduction to Patient Care I (1)
P: PTHE 8007. Roles and responsibilities of the physical therapist including medical, legal, ethical and cultural dimensions, therapist-patient interaction, medical terminology, diagnostic interviewing strategies and professional issues.
8104. Pharmacological Agents and Pathological Processes (3)
P: PTHE 8007. Overview of general pathology and pharmacology. Emphasis on etiology, symptoms, and pharmacological management of selected disease processes and implications.
8105. Introduction to Patient Care II (2)
P: PTHE 8103. Roles and responsibilities of the physical therapist and basic patient care skills.
8200. Clinical Biomechanics (3)
P: PTHE 8100 or consent of instructor. Evidence-based integration of mechanical principles into physical therapy practice utilizing quantitative and qualitative approaches.
8201. Electrotherapeutic Diagnosis and Treatment (3)
P: PTHE 8007. Physics of electricity and physiological basis, indications, contraindications, and utilization of instrumentation for electrophysiological treatment procedures.
8203. Clinical Education I (3)
May be repeated. 40 hours per week for 6 weeks. P: PTHE 8100, 8101, 8102, 8103, 8104. Introduces clinical practice through observation and supervised activity in acute care, orthopedic clinics or similar settings.
8300. Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy II (3)
P: PTHE 8100. Acquires knowledge and skills related to care of patients with musculoskeletal problems. Focus on treatment.
8301. Motor Control and Movement Disorders (3)
P: PTHE 8101 or consent of instructor. Neuroscience principles and mechanisms of normal and impaired movement, learning, emphasizing research and practice.
8302. Adult Therapeutic Intervention I (4)
P: PTHE 8101. Applies examination, therapeutic intervention and neuromuscular integration methods effective in identifying and treating motor control dysfunctions in adults with neurological and spinal cord injuries.
8401. Pediatric Therapeutic Intervention (3)
P: PTHE 8302. Evaluation and treatment of children, emphasizing development of functional movement, clinical decision making, management of impairments, and practice in various settings.
8402. Adult Therapeutic Intervention II (4)
P: PTHE 8302. Applies advanced examination and therapeutic intervention methods effective in identifying and treating motor control dysfunctions in the neurological client, including CNS disorders, neuromuscular diseases, and vestibular disorders.
8403. Clinical Education II (4)
May be repeated. 40 hours per week for 8 weeks. P: PTHE 8203. Supervised clinical training and experience in medical training facility. Emphasis on special program functions in inpatient or outpatient facility.
8500. Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy III (4)
P: PTHE 8300. Care of patients with musculoskeletal problems of the extremities and spine. Focus on advanced examination and intervention for complicated patients.
8501. Prosthetics (2)
P: PTHE 8200. Patient assessment, prescription criteria, rehabilitation goals, and treatment techniques. Functional assessment of patients prosthetic devices.
8502. Muscle Physiology (3)
P: PTHE 8104 or consent of instructor. Physiology of muscle in health, disease, and aging.
8603. Clinical Education III (4)
May be repeated. 40 hours per week for 8 weeks. P: PTHE 8403. Supervised clinical experiences concentrating on specialized areas of physical therapy practice.
8700. Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (3)
P: PTHE 8502. Assessment and treatment used for cardiac, peripheral vascular, and pulmonary impairments. Analysis of physiological responses to physical rehabilitation treatment, benefits of preventative management, and value of interdisciplinary team management.
8701. Administration of Physical Therapy Services (3)
P: PTHE 8503. Impact of health care industry trends and issues on development and operations of PT services. Application of planning, organizing, marketing, managing and financing principles for clinical practice establishment and maintenance. Medico-legal, ethical, and quality control aspects of services.
8702. Research Design (3)
P: PTHE 8603 or consent of instructor. Scientific method, research design, basic statistics, and procedures for communicating results to physical therapy professionals and integrating into evidence-based practice.
8703. Geriatric Physical Therapy (3)
P: PTHE 8503. Advanced knowledge of the aging process and the treatment and management of the elderly client.
8704. Health Promotion for Physical Therapists (2)
P: PTHE 8104 or consent of instructor. Impact of exercise and nutrition on promoting health and wellness as it relates to the practice of physical therapy.
8801. Seminar in Physical Therapy (1)
May count a maximum of 2 s.h. towards DPT. P: PTHE 8403. Integrates basic science and clinical experiences in professional practice.
8803. Clinical Education IV (5)
May be repeated. 40 hours per week for 10 weeks. P: PTHE 8503. Supervised clinical experiences in long-term care facilities and specialized clinics.
8900. Advanced Concepts in Sports Physical Therapy (2)
P: PTHE 8300. Advanced knowledge and skill in outpatient sports settings. Emphasis on evidence-based research.
8901. Advances in Muscle Research (2)
P: PTHE 8104 or consent of instructor. Foundation in pathophysiology and/or rehabilitation of muscle. Emphasis on evidence-based research.
8902. Advances in Lower Extremity Evaluation (2)
P: PTHE 8300. Advanced techniques for evaluation of patients with lower extremity pathology, including biomechanics and instrumented gait analysis.
8904. Advances in Prosthetics and Orthotics (2)
P: PTHE 8200. Current amputee, prosthetic, and orthotic therapeutic interventions. Emphasis on evidence-based research.
8905. Advanced Seminar in Evidenced Based Practice (2)
May be repeated. May count maximum of 6 s.h. P: Consent of instructor. Critical analysis of advances in research in specialized areas of physical therapy practice.
8906. Clinical Specialty Concentration (2)
May be repeated. May count maximum of 4 s.h. P: PTHE 8203, 8403, 8603. Supervised experience in specialty clinical practice.
8907. Research Concentration (2)
May be repeated. May count maximum of 10 s.h. P: Consent of instructor. Directed research with graduate-level faculty.
8908. Advanced Topics in Pediatric Physical Therapy (2)
P: PTHE 8401. Advanced techniques for examination, evaluation and intervention for infants, children, and adolescents with/at risk for movement dysfunction in the pediatric population. Use of scientific evidence to aid in clinical decision-making.
8909. Geriatric Balance and Gait Disorders (2)
P: PTHE 8402. Advanced knowledge and skill in the evaluation and treatment of geriatric patients with balance and gait disorders. Emphasis on selected populations at high risk for falls.
8910. Muscle Plasticity (2)
P: Consent of instructor. Changes in muscle composition and mass with a focus on disease processes and therapeutic interventions.
8911. Advanced Concepts in Spine and Manual Therapy (2)
P: PTHE 8300. Theories and techniques of spinal and extremity mobilizations, high velocity thrusts, and functional exercise interventions. Evidenced-based emphasis on spinal impairments and temporomandibular dysfunction.
8912. Pain Mechanisms and Treatment (2)
P: PTHE 8101 or consent of instructor. Advances in scientific mechanisms and therapeutic interventions of pain.
PTHE Banked Courses
8202. Evaluation and Treatment of the Spine (3)