Course Code and Number:PTA 202 Course Title:ADVANCED GERIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR THE PTA Credits: 1 Cr.
This course is designed to give PTA students more in-depth knowledge of the physiological and psychological aspects of normal and pathological aging, and greater exposure to commonly seen geriatric diagnoses. In addition, the socioeconomic and cultural aspects of aging and their impact on rehabilitation are discussed. The goal of this course is to help PTA students recognize how and why physical therapy practice may need modification when working with geriatric clients. Lecture, discussion, audiovisual materials, written assignments and/or community activities are utilized to promote learning. Optional second-year course.