Course Code: GES189
|I.||The Physical Therapy Profession|
|III.||Organization of the Human Body|
|IV.||Principles of Pathology and Its Treatment|
|VII.||Positioning and Draping Patients|
|VIII.||Transferring Patients Safely|
|XI.||Normal and Abnormal Gait|
|XIII.||Ambulation Related Activities|
|XIV.||The Skeletal System|
|XV.||The Muscular System|
|XVI.||Treatment of the Skeletal and Muscular Systems: Exercise|
|XVII.||Treatment of the Skeletal and Muscular Systems: Physical Agents|
|XVIII.||The Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems|
|XIX.||The Nervous System|
|XX.||Treatment of the Cardiovascular, Respiratory, and Nervous Systems|
|XXI.||The Rest of the Organ Systems|
|XXII.||Communication in the PT Facility|
|XXIII.||Records and Charting|
|XXIV.||Legal and Ethical Issues|
|XXV.||Your Career Journey (Optional Lesson)|
Holly Trimble earned a bachelor's degree in physical therapy from the University of Colorado, a master's degree in pediatric physical therapy from Boston University, and a master's degree in biology from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. After working as a physical therapist for many years, Trimble transitioned into teaching. She has lectured on health-related topics to all age groups and works as an adjunct instructor of anatomy and physiology. She received an Adjunct Faculty Excellence Award and is the author of "College Success Now!"
There are no prerequisites to take this course. You do not need any prior experience or training in this field. However, if you plan to sit for the AMCA Certification Exam, candidates must be 18 years old and have a high school diploma or equivalent.
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Yes. The course prepares students for the Physical Therapy Technician/Aide Certification (PTTC) through American Medical Certification Association AMCA.
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