Jul 18, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
2024-2025 Academic Catalog
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AHPT 225 - Seminar and Project in Physical Therapist Assisting

Credit(s): 2

Prerequisite(s): AHPT 101 , AHPT 105 , AHPT 201 , AHPT 205 , AHPT 206 , AHPT 213 , AHPT 215 , AHPT 218 , AHPT 280 and AHPT 220 .
Corequisite(s): AHPT 295 .
This concentrated course integrates skills and techniques from previous clinical experiences and from the coursework presented throughout the PTA program. It focuses on presentation of comprehensive treatment plans utilizing all treatment skills and techniques learned during the previous semesters. The students will be expected to prepare and present a case study that will follow the patient through the continuum of care. Students will be required to relate sociological, physical, and psychological aspects of illness and injury to their projects. Preparation for the state’s licensure exam is covered in this course, including the Practice Exam and Assessment Tool (PEAT) and/or Scorebuilders. Students will also develop a professional portfolio providing evidence of competency, self-assessment and career goals. (Summer Semester)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Identify any content needing to be reinforced in the FVCC PTA program by reviewing the entire curriculum.
  • Develop and implement a career advancement plan based on interests, opportunities and career aspirations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to prepare and present a case study to peers that follows a patient through the continuum of care including the ability to integrate appropriate evidence based resources to support clinical decision-making for progression of the patient within the plan of care established by the physical therapist.
  • Demonstrate the ability to interpret and analyze differing clinical-setting learning experiences with peers.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify and assess National Physical Therapist Assistant Examination (NPTAE) test subject matter through performance of the Practice Exam and Assessment Tool (PEAT) and Score builders prep course.
  • Reflect on the academic and clinical education provided by the FVCC PTA program and prepare a professional portfolio which exhibits the following evidence:
    • Career Development
    • Evidence of Competence
    • Reflection on Mission Statement and Program Goals
    • Behavior consistent with APTA’s Standards of Ethical Conduct for the Physical Therapist Assistant   
    • Performance in a manner consistent with APTA’s Values Based Behaviors for the Physical Therapist Assistant.
    • Participation in professional and community organizations that provide opportunities for volunteerism, advocacy and leadership.
    • Identification of career development and lifelong learning opportunities, including the role of the physical therapist assistant in the clinical education of physical therapist assistant students
    • Reflection on Admission Essay and
    • Other relevant information and evidence supporting development as an entry level PTA.

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