Physical Therapy Rehab Science

Courses

PTRS 501 Introduction to Research 4.0 Credits

The course is designed to provide professional graduate students with the skills necessary to evaluate the relationship between practice and published research using an interdisciplinary approach. The content includes an overview of research concepts, research ethics, literature reviews, quantitative and qualitative research methods, including sampling, data collection, and analysis.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PTRS 530 Kinesiology I 4.0 Credits

This course is part one of a two-part series designed to provide students with basic knowledge of biomechanics and functional aspects of the musculoskeletal system. It involves the study of the anatomical, biomechanical, and physiological fundamentals of human motion as it pertains to the upper extremity.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PT or major is RHAB.

PTRS 531 Kinesiology II 3.0 Credits

This course is part two of a two-part series designed to provide students with basic knowledge of biomechanics and functional aspects of the musculoskeletal system. It involves the study of the anatomical, biomechanical, and physiological fundamentals of human motion as it pertains to the spine and lower extremity.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PT or major is RHAB.

PTRS 532 Human Gross Anatomy I 4.0 Credits

This course is part one of a two-part series designed to introduce students to the structure and function of the back, neck, face, and upper extremity with particular emphasis on the nervous and musculoskeletal systems. Special emphasis is places on clinical relevance and functional interrelationships of the anatomic structures.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PT or major is RHAB.

PTRS 533 Human Gross Anatomy II 4.0 Credits

This course is part two of a two-part series designed to introduce students to the structure and function of the cranium, thorax, abdomen, and lower extremity with particular emphasis on the nervous and musculoskeletal systems. Special emphasis is placed on clinical relevance and functional interrelationships of the anatomic structures.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PT or major is RHAB.

PTRS 534 Physical Therapy Exam & Intervention I 3.0 Credits

This course prepares a student to perform a basic musculoskeletal examination of the cervical spine and upper extremity. The entire patient management process from history taking to prescription of interventions is introduced and applied. Basic skills needed in the examination are described and practiced.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PT or major is RHAB.

PTRS 535 Physical Therapy Exam & Intervention II 3.0 Credits

This course prepares a student to perform a basic musculoskeletal examination of the lumbar spine and lower extremities. The entire patient management process from history taking to prescription of interventions is applied. Basic skills needed in the examination are described and practiced.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PT or major is RHAB.

PTRS 538 Clinical Correlations II 3.0 Credits

This course emphasizes decision-making strategies for patients with multiple co-morbidities. Meta-cognitive strategies are used during clinical decision making to assist with student transitions from novice to entry-level clinicians.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PT or major is RHAB.

PTRS 539 Topics in Pathophysiology I 2.0 Credits

Topics in Pathophysiology I is the first of two lecture-format courses that introduce physiology of organ systems, disease states and conditions. Differential diagnosis, medical screening, the impact of pathology and medical management in physical therapy practice will be investigated.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 6 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PT or major is RHAB.

PTRS 540 Topics in Pathophysiology II 4.0 Credits

Topics in Pathophysiology II is the second of two lecture-formal courses that introduce physiology of organ systems, disease states and conditions. Differential diagnosis, medical screening, the impact of pathology and medical management in physical therapy practice will be investigated.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PT or major is RHAB.

PTRS 590 Advanced Musculoskeletal Anatomy 3.0 Credits

Exposes clinicians to the structure and function of the body with particular emphasis on the nervous and musculoskeletal systems. The format consists of onsite seminars that will include cadaveric dissections. Special emphasis is placed on clinical relevance and functional interrelationships of the anatomic structures.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PTRS 600 Clinical Reasoning 4.0 Credits

Utilizing a case-based format, this course assists students with clinical reasoning strategies as outlined in the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice. Additionally, students will have opportunities to enhance self-awareness and begin to develop the professional skills inherent in physical therapy practice. Students apply concepts of patient-client management including examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, and intervention. Through small group discussion, students develop their group skills and are introduced to the team approach.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 12 credits

PTRS 604 Induction Inquiry Integration 3.0 Credits

This course provides an introduction to the learning philosophy of the program, introducing models of adult learning, learning styles and experiential learning. Different forms of knowledge are explored. Methods of creating knowledge from experimentation, observation and experience are studied.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PTRS 609 Experiential Accreditation 6.0 Credits

Provides an opportunity for bachelors prepared students to gain credit for their professional experiential learning. With guidance from the course director, students compile a portfolio, reflecting on evidence that demonstrates their ability to perform higher-level academic functions in a clinical context: analysis and decision making.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PTRS 610 Issues in Pharmacotherapy 3.0 Credits

Issues in Pharmacotherapy is a lecture-format course that focuses on providing foundational information about pharmacotherapy, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics that is applicable in physical therapy. Drug classifications are described. Examples are provided of various drug categories.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PT or major is RHAB.

PTRS 612 Pharmacotherapeutics 3.0 Credits

Pharmacotherapeutics is a lecture-format course that focuses on providing foundational information about pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics that is applicable in physical therapy. Drug classifications are described. Examples are provided of various drug categories.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PTRS 613 Integrated Clinical Experience I 0.5 Credits

Integrated Clinical Experience I is the first in a series of four clinical practice courses. It is an opportunity for students to practice physical therapy skills learned in the curriculum to date. Students will have the opportunity to practice and refine their skills under the direct supervision of a licensed physical therapist.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PT or major is RHAB.

PTRS 614 Integrated Clinical Experience II 0.5 Credits

Integrated Clinical Experience II is the second in a series of four clinical practice courses. It is an opportunity for students to practice physical therapy skills learned in the curriculum to date. Students will have the opportunity to practice and refine their skills under the direct supervision of a licensed physical therapist.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PT or major is RHAB.

PTRS 615 Integrated Clinical Experience III 0.5 Credits

Integrated Clinical Experience III is the third in a series of four clinical practice courses. It is an opportunity for students to practice physical therapy skills learned in the curriculum to date. Students will have the opportunity to practice and refine their skills under the direct supervision of a licensed physical therapist.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PT or major is RHAB.

PTRS 616 Integrated Clinical Experience IV 0.5 Credits

Integrated Clinical Experience IV is the third in a series of four clinical practice courses. It is an opportunity for students to practice physical therapy skills learned in the curriculum to date. Students will have the opportunity to practice and refine their skills under the direct supervision of a licensed physical therapist.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PT or major is RHAB.

PTRS 620 Orthopedic Physical Therapy: Upper Extremity 4.0 Credits

This is the first in a series of three courses on orthopedic physical therapy. This course emphasizes differential diagnosis, clinical decision making, and development and implementation of a plan of care for conservative and post-operative management of patients demonstrating musculoskeletal dysfunction of the upper extremity.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PT or major is RHAB.

PTRS 621 Orthopedic Physical Therapy: Lower Extremity 4.0 Credits

This is the second in a series of three courses on Orthopedic Physical Therapy. This course emphasizes differential diagnosis, clinical decision making, and development and implementation of a plan of care for conservative and post-operative management of patients demonstrating musculoskeletal dysfunction of the lower extremity.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PT or major is RHAB.

PTRS 622 Orthopedic Physical Therapy: Spine 4.0 Credits

This course is one of three courses in orthopedic physical therapy. Emphasis is on examination, differential diagnosis, clinical decision making, and development and implementation of a plan of care for conservative management (including joint manipulation) and post operative interventions for patients with musculoskeletal dysfunction.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PT or major is RHAB.

PTRS 623 Physical Agents 3.0 Credits

Physical Agents discusses the equipment used and the general application of thermal agents, electrotherapy, compression devices and massage. The clinical decision making when using all of these modalities in the management of clinical conditions including pain, edema, inflammation, decreased range of motion, and muscle weakness will be discussed.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 9 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PT or major is RHAB.

PTRS 624 Functional Mobility 3.5 Credits

This course addresses the functional management of patients with limited mobility and their equipment needs, emphasizing functional training and clinical decision making for therapeutic intervention as well as prescription of durable medical equipment. Patient/caregiver/healthcare provider safety for injury prevention is stressed, as well as effective instructional approaches for all audiences.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PT or major is RHAB.

PTRS 627 Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy I 4.0 Credits

This is the first of two courses designed to provide exposure to the normal and abnormal anatomy, physiology and function of the cardiac, vascular and pulmonary systems. Physiology and pathophysiology are explored in relation to functional performance, compensation for disease process and implications for management. Clinical decision making is emphasized.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PT or major is RHAB.

PTRS 628 Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy II 4.0 Credits

Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy II is the second of two courses designed to provide students with exposure to the normal and abnormal anatomy, physiology and function of the cardiac, vascular and pulmonary systems. Primary and secondary cardiopulmonary diseases/dysfunction are discussed as they relate to functional ability.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PT or major is RHAB.

PTRS 630 Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy II 3.0 Credits

Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy II is the second of two courses designed to provide students with exposure to the normal and abnormal anatomy, physiology and function of the cardiac, vascular and pulmonary systems. Primary and secondary cardiopulmonary diseases/dysfunction are discussed as they relate to functional ability.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 9 credits

PTRS 632 Pediatric Physical Therapy 5.5 Credits

This course takes a systems approach to understanding the basis for pediatric disabilities. Examination and intervention planning are discussed both broadly and in terms of specific disabilities in the context of current evidence for client management models. Lab component provides opportunity to work with a child with a disability in a community setting.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PT or major is RHAB.

PTRS 634 Health Professional Roles 3.0 Credits

This is the second in a series of four professional development courses. This course focuses on professional issues and behaviors that are necessary to prepare physical therapy students for their clinical experiences. Structured modules focus on cultural competency, ethics, communication, and developing roles as a health care professional.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PT or major is RHAB.

PTRS 637 Professional Project I 1.0 Credit

This is part I of a capstone course that will require students to integrate and apply information they have learned throughout the curriculum to a specific project. These projects are identified by faculty and fulfill needs within Drexel, local or international communities or gaps in knowledge. Students will investigate topics and explore resources related to their project. The culmination of these projects will be a scholarly presentation.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PT or major is RHAB.

PTRS 639 Motor Learning 2.5 Credits

This course examines topics in movement science at different points in the life span, traces the evolution of skill acquisition, and critically reviews current theories of motor learning and control. Emphasis will be placed on basic concepts of motor learning and control in populations with typical development.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PT or major is RHAB.

PTRS 641 Neurological Exam and Intervention I 4.0 Credits

This course introduces the student to examination, evaluation, diagnosis and comprehensive interventions for the adult with neurological dysfunction. It focuses on examination skills and common interventions used with this patient population. Clinical decision making will be utilized to develop appropriate intervention strategies, application techniques, and neuromuscular strengthening and conditioning principles.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PT or major is RHAB.

PTRS 642 Neurological Exam and Intervention II 5.0 Credits

This course focuses on adults with central nervous system dysfunction where vestibular, sensory, perceptual, cognitive, and communication deficits result in more complex movement dysfunction and limited capacity for learning. Students will learn to integrate neuromuscular, sensory-perceptual, cognitive, behavioral and functional mobility strategies into a comprehensive plan of care.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PT or major is RHAB.

PTRS 643 Applied Biomechanics 3.0 Credits

This course provides content essential for understanding and evaluating research literature related to the effects of aging, pathology, immobilization, and therapeutic procedures on biological tissues and human movement. Methods for quantifying and evaluating tissue properties and human neuromuscular control are included. Application to practice will come from discussion of current literature.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PT or major is RHAB.
Prerequisites: PTRS 776 [Min Grade: C]

PTRS 644 Integumentary Physical Therapy 1.5 Credit

The focus of this course is on wound assessment and management techniques used in the clinical setting as outlined in the Guide to Physical Therapy Practice. The use of evidence-based practice to guide clinical decision making will be emphasized.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PT or major is RHAB.

PTRS 645 Prosthesis Management 1.5 Credit

This course provides an overview of amputations, surgery and pre-prosthetic and prosthetic management of patients with amputation. Students learn about current prosthetic components and biomechanical principles of upper and lower extremity devices, as well as to examine and develop plans of care for patients with amputation. Foundational knowledge is presented regarding appliance prescription, checkout and functional training with the devices.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PT or major is RHAB.

PTRS 646 Orthosis Management 1.5 Credit

Using a combination of lecture and laboratory, this course will provide students with knowledge of appliance components and biomechanical principles of lower and spinal orthoses. A foundational knowledge will be provided regarding appliance prescription, checkout and functional training with such devices. Case presentation will be use to enhance learning.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PT or major is RHAB.

PTRS 647 Professional Project II 2.0 Credits

This is part II of a capstone course that will require students to integrate and apply information they have learned throughout the curriculum to a specific project. These projects are identified by faculty and fulfill needs within Drexel, local or international communities or gaps in knowledge. Students will investigate topics and explore resources related to their project. The culmination of these projects will be a scholarly presentation.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PT or major is RHAB.

PTRS 648 Prosthetics and Orthotics 3.0 Credits

This lecture/laboratory course provides students with knowledge of the components and biomechanical principles used in upper and lower extremity prostheses and lower limb and spinal orthoses. The basic principles and processes of prosthetic and orthotic prescription, checkout and functional training are presented. Pre- prosthetic medical and physical therapy management of persons with amputation is also discussed.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PTRS 649 Health Professional Roles 2.5 Credits

The focus of this course is to examine professional issues and behaviors that are necessary to prepare physical therapy students for their clinical experiences and roles as future physical therapists.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 15 credits

PTRS 650 Motor Control and Learning Rehabilitation 3.0 Credits

Students examine topics in movement science in motor control and motor learning throughout the lifespan and the application of these principles to varied patient populations. This course also allows students to review the movement science literature as it applies to select patient populations.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PTRS 651 Applied Tissue Biomechanics 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to provide the information necessary for the understanding and evaluation of the effects of immobilization, increased stress and strain, injury, disease, healing and aging on biological tissues. Emphasis is placed upon the integration of tissue biomechanics into the rationale and basis for therapeutic interventions.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PTRS 652 Life Span Development I 3.0 Credits

Life Span Development I is a required course for professional DPT students. This course addresses physical, cognitive, emotional, and social-cultural aspects of development and the changes that occur during childhood and adolescence. Course content will provide foundational knowledge for concurrent and subsequent courses and for physical therapy evaluation, examination and intervention.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PT or major is RHAB.

PTRS 653 Life Span Development II 2.0 Credits

Life Span Development II is a required course for all Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy students. This course addresses the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social-cultural aspects of aging, and the changes that occur throughout adulthood. Course content will provide foundational knowledge for concurrent and subsequent courses for physical therapy examination and intervention.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PT or major is RHAB.

PTRS 654 Topics in Health Policy & Services 3.0 Credits

This course provides information on health policy and health services specific to physical therapy. Students are exposed to health legislation, social determinants of health, issues in health disparities and development of advocacy skills.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PT or major is RHAB.

PTRS 655 Health Administration 2.5 Credits

This is the last in a series of four professional development courses. The focus of the course is on the organizational, fiscal and administrative workings of the health care environment and the responsibilities of individual physical therapists in these areas.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PT or major is RHAB.

PTRS 656 Motor Control and Rehabilitation 2.0 Credits

This course examines contemporary insights for the application of motor control and learning in physical therapy for children and adults with movement dysfunctions. Emphasis is placed on critical review of current evidence applied to patient populations. Practice paradigms for patient scenarios for evaluations and intervention will be critically discussed.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PT or major is RHAB.

PTRS 660 The Human Experience in Healthcare 3.0 Credits

This course explores the human experience of healthcare. Students will engage in an in-depth assessment of how the interaction between human relationships and other complex challenges influence health outcomes. Some of these challenges include social and psychological determinants of health, values, beliefs, and institutional culture. Students will gain insight and appreciation of the lived experience of patient and provider.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PTRS 664 Pediatric Physical Therapy 4.5 Credits

This course takes a systems approach to understanding the basis for pediatric disabilities. Examination and intervention planning are discussed both broadly and in terms of specific disabilities in the context of current evidence for client management models. Lab component provides opportunity to work with a child with a disability in a community setting.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 15 credits

PTRS 675 Life Span Development I: Birth to Adolescence 4.0 Credits

Life Span Development I addresses the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social-cultural characteristics of development. Changes throughout prenatal, infancy, childhood and adolescence are highlighted and red flags are identified. Pediatric examination will be discussed. This course will provide foundational knowledge for Pediatric Physical Therapy evaluation, examination and intervention.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PTRS 676 Life Span Development II: Young Adulthood to Older Adulthood 3.0 Credits

Life Span Development II is a required course for all entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy students. This course addresses the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social-cultural aspects of aging, and the changes that occur throughout adulthood. Course content will provide foundational knowledge for concurrent and subsequent courses for physical therapy examination and intervention.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 9 credits

PTRS 720 Rehabilitation Management 3.0 Credits

This course focuses the student on the organization and administrative aspects of health care delivery. Students knowledge of managerial and service-related business concepts are enhanced in order to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of their and others? practice in today's health care environment.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PTRS 721 Teaching Concepts in Rehabilitation 3.0 Credits

The course provides information on the means of teaching/learning theory, teaching and learning styles, planning of learning experiences, clinical teaching tools and strategies, teaching objectives, effective feedback, and performance evaluation, all within the context of adult education and with the acknowledgment of the clinical experience of the participants.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PTRS 733 Advanced Clinical Reasoning 2.0 Credits

This course emphasizes decision-making strategies for patients with multiple co-morbidities. Meta-cognitive strategies are used during clinical decision making to assist with student transitions from novice to entry-level clinicians.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PTRS 740 Issues in Pediatric Health & Rehabilitation 4.0 Credits

The course addresses issues within health, prevention and rehabilitation, services and outcomes for children, youth and families. Key themes are participation, self-determination and advocacy. Materials addressing intervention, service delivery models and care across the lifespan, leadership, innovation and knowledge translation will be integrated.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PTRS 750 Differential Diagnosis 1.0 Credit

This course uses published evidence to explore the process of differential diagnosis and explain how it is an essential piece of all physical therapy examinations. The recognition of significant medical conditions that fall out of the scope of physical therapy practice is emphasized.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PTRS 751 Evidence-Based Practice 3.0 Credits

The objective of this course is development of skills for finding, analyzing, communicating and applying knowledge and research to physical therapy practice. Students will develop competencies in evidence-based clinical decision making.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 9 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PT or major is RHAB.

PTRS 752 Research and Measurement in Physical Therapy 2.0 Credits

This course introduces stages of research processes including research theory, formulating the research question, literature review, sampling, and experimental controls. Areas of psychometric measurement theory including reliability and validity issues will be examined. This information is applied to common clinical and research tests and measurements related to physical therapy.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PT or major is RHAB.

PTRS 753 Evaluation of Research in Physical Therapy 4.0 Credits

This course builds upon courses in evidence-based practice and measurement. Emphasis is on understanding the research designs and statistical analyses most often used in biomedical and rehabilitation research; interpretation of statistics; methods of clinical inquiry including case reports, single subject research, and program evaluation; and dissemination of research and scholarship.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PT or major is RHAB.

PTRS 755 Evaluation of Research In Physical Therapy 3.0 Credits

This course builds upon courses in evidence-based practice and measurement. Emphasis is on understanding the research designs and statistical analyses most often used in biomedical and rehabilitation research; interpretation of statistics; methods of clinical inquiry including case reports, single subject research, and program evaluation; and dissemination of research and scholarship.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 9 credits

PTRS 758 Evidence-Based Rehabilitation 4.0 Credits

The focus of this web-based course is on analysis of the evidence for physical (occupational) therapy practice including models and guidelines for practice. Participants development competencies in transfer of knowledge and research into practice, clinical reasoning, and evidence based decision making.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PTRS 760 Pediatric Decision Making 4.0 Credits

The course focuses on evidence-based examination and intervention of children with disabilities within the context of child, family, and environmental factors. The course highlights the role of therapists in promoting the status of the neuromuscular and musculoskeletal systems. The importance of family-centered care, parent-child interactions, and play are explored.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PTRS 761 Pediatric Clinical Application 4.0 Credits

Pediatric Clinical Application is a primary course in the post-professional pediatric concentration area. Through a problem-based case study format, the course facilitates transfer of knowledge into the specialty practice area of pediatrics and promotes independent learning.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PTRS 762 Women's Health in Physical Therapy 4.0 Credits

Provides a review of female anatomy and physiology. Emphasis on aspects of examination, evaluation and intervention for selected topics related to women's health across the lifespan, especially during reproductive and menopausal years. Students are encouraged to explore the unique niche physical therapists have in providing health care services for women.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PTRS 763 Decision Making in Rehabilitation 4.0 Credits

This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to integrate basic and clinical science research in the design of intervention paradigms for patients being served in rehabilitation settings.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PTRS 764 Geriatric Rehabilitation 4.0 Credits

This course examines the implications of an aging population, effects of age on physiological, kinesiological, social, and psychological function, using evidence as a framework for examination, intervention and clinical decision making, advocacy for patients and caregivers, health promotion and wellness, the impact of Medicare, and pharmacological issues in the elderly.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PTRS 765 Spinal Rehabilitation 4.0 Credits

This course applies an evidence-based approach to answering clinical questions about examination, diagnosis, prevention, and management of spinal and pelvic disorders. Goals are to foster independent, critical thinking based on interpretation of scientific literature and its integration into PT theory and practice and to enhance clinical examination and intervention skills.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PTRS 766 Extremity Rehabilitation 4.0 Credits

This elective, on-line course explores advanced examination and intervention strategies for the upper and lower extremities. Clinical examination procedures (including clinical imaging), outcome measures, prevention and treatment interventions will be critically analyzed using an evidence-based approach.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PTRS 767 Foundations in Hand Therapy 4.0 Credits

This course introduces the student to the specialized field of hand therapy. The principles of hand therapy included are musculoskeletal tissues and pathology, clinical reasoning, hand examination, splinting principles, physical agents, and therapeutic exercise. Common elbow, wrist, and hand disorders are discussed to integrate the foundation topics into clinical practice.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PTRS 768 Upper Quarter Joint Pathology 4.0 Credits

This course reviews the common pathologies that effect the articulations and surrounding soft tissues, especially tendons and ligaments. Anatomy, biomechanics, and examination principles for each region, shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand are discussed. Conservative and post-operative therapeutic management for fractures, dislocations, tendon repairs, ligament injuries, and degenerative disorders are presented.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: PTRS 767 [Min Grade: C]

PTRS 769 Nerve Injuries of the Upper Quarter 4.0 Credits

This course emphasizes the anatomy and basic science principles for the cervical spine and major peripheral nerves of the upper quarter. Age-related changes and pathophysiology of nerve lacerations and entrapment neuropathies are discussed. Advanced examination skills and interventions, conservative and post-operative, for the peripheral nervous system are presented.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: PTRS 767 [Min Grade: C]

PTRS 770 Diseases That Affect the Hand 4.0 Credits

Course content emphasizes the impact of disease on hand function, especially with activities of daily living, vocational activities, and recreational activities. The overview includes pathology, clinical presentation, examination techniques and clinical interventions specific to the hand. Additionally, multisystem involvement associated with mutilated hand injuries and pain syndromes is discussed.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: PTRS 767 [Min Grade: C]

PTRS 772 Selected Topics in Pediatrics 1.0-4.0 Credit

This course is designed to provide the opportunity for advanced content and discussion regarding issues facing the pediatric practitioner. This course is designed to address current issues related to practice in various pediatric settings. Topics are introduced and content delivered, but the emphasis will be on student/instructor interaction and discussion.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 4 times for 16 credits

PTRS 774 Clinical Education Seminar 0.5 Credits

This seminar-based course precedes the student's first full-time clinical education experience and assists the student in transitioning from the classroom to the clinical setting. Through simulated cases and role-playing exercises, the student will develop knowledge and behavioral skills for effective practice as a student physical therapist in the clinical environment.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PT or major is RHAB.

PTRS 775 Clinical Education I 1.0 Credit

This course is the first of four required full-time supervised clinical education experiences. This course is the student's opportunity to begin to apply classroom knowledge and laboratory skills to patients and clients. The student also begins to develop as a professional through role modeling by the clinical instructor.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PT or major is RHAB.

PTRS 776 Clinical Education II 2.0 Credits

This course is the second of four required full-time supervised clinical education experiences. The student continues to apply classroom knowledge and laboratory skills and will be involved in all aspects of patient-client management (examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, intervention, discharge, and outcomes management).

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PT or major is RHAB.

PTRS 777 Clinical Education III 2.0 Credits

This course is the third of four required full-time supervised clinical education experiences. Prior to this course the student will have completed all didactic coursework. He or she is expected to demonstrate competence in the comprehensive management of the simple patient and occasional guidance in managing the complex patient.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PT or major is RHAB.

PTRS 778 Clinical Internship 3.0 Credits

This course is the final and capstone full-time supervised clinical education experience. The student attains mastery of knowledge, skills, and attitudes to effectively and safely practice in today's healthcare environment. The student will experience the multiple roles of the physical therapist, such as those related to administration and health promotion.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PT or major is RHAB.

PTRS 779 Independent Project 1.0-3.0 Credit

Independent Project provides the student an exposure to physical therapy scholarship and research through participation in a faculty research project or self-directed study.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PT or major is RHAB.

PTRS 780 Foundations of School-based Practice 2.0 Credits

This web-based course is designed to enhance knowledge and competencies of physical therapists in school-based practice. Emphasis on the roles and responsibilities of the physical therapist in educational settings. Participants will develop competencies to support students, families and educational teams.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PTRS 781 Advanced Competencies in School-based Practice 2.0 Credits

This web-based course builds on Foundations of School-base Practice. The focus is on advanced competencies for physical therapists in school-based practice. Emphasis is on innovation in practice, solutions to challenges, and leadership roles as a member of the education team.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PTRS 786 MHS Final Project I 1.0-2.0 Credit

Students develop a final project to demonstrate the ability to use current best evidence to evaluate methods of service delivery or interventions at individual or program levels. Completion of an in-depth literature review associated with the project approved by the student's advisory committee is the focus of this course.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 6 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PT or major is RHAB and program is MHS.
Prerequisites: PTRS 501 [Min Grade: C] and RHAB 759 [Min Grade: C] and PTRS 758 [Min Grade: C] and PTRS 721 [Min Grade: C] and PTRS 650 [Min Grade: C] and PTRS 651 [Min Grade: C]

PTRS 787 MHS Final Project II 1.0-2.0 Credit

Students conduct a well designed and executed study that addresses service delivery at the individual or program level. The results of the study are presented in manuscript format suitable for dissemination at a professional meeting, in a relevant peer-reviewed journal, or other educational resources used by rehabilitation specialists.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 6 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PT or major is RHAB and program is MHS.
Prerequisites: PTRS 786 [Min Grade: C]

PTRS 794 Clinical Experience I 1.5 Credit

This course is the first of three required full-time supervised clinical education experiences. This course is the student's opportunity to begin to apply classroom knowledge and laboratory skills with patients and clients. The student also begins to develop as a professional through role modeling by the clinical instructor.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 15 credits

PTRS 795 Clinical Experience II 2.0 Credits

This course is the second of three required full-time supervised clinical education experiences. The student continues to apply classroom knowledge and laboratory skills and will be involved in all aspects of patient-client management (examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, intervention, discharge, and outcomes management).

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 6 credits

PTRS 796 Clinical Experience III 4.5 Credits

This course is a final, full-time, supervised clinical education experience. The student attains mastery of knowledge, skills, and attitudes to effectively and safely practice in today's healthcare environment. The student will experience the multiple roles of the physical therapist, such as those related to administration and health promotion.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 15 credits

PTRS 797 Clinical Internship I 2.0 Credits

This course is the first portion of an extended full time clinical internship. Clinical Internship I includes the first 12 weeks of full-time supervised clinical education. Clinical Internship II will continue this sequence for an additional 11 weeks and is required for completion of the clinical education sequence. The student will apply classroom knowledge and laboratory skills and will be involved in all aspects of patient-client management (examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, intervention, discharge, and outcomes management).

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 6 credits

PTRS 798 Clinical Internship II 4.5 Credits

This course is the continuation of Clinical Internship I. In this course, the student is expected to demonstrate competence in the comprehensive management of the simple patient and occasional guidance in managing the complex patient.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 15 credits

PTRS 799 Essentials of Physical Therapy 0.5-3.0 Credits

Designed to remediate students who require intensive instruction to achieve acceptable performance in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Addresses students’ individual performance deficiencies. Credits assigned based on extent of remediation required. Specific requirements are outlined in a learning contract.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 9 credits

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