Introduction to Physical & Occupational Therapy

  • This course combines Introduction to Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy. In PT, we explore the history of the profession including definition, development and areas of practice. The role of the APTA, the physical therapist assistant and the relationship between the physical therapist, PTA and other health care professionals are investigated. Includes current issues and trends including professionalism, ethics, quality assurance, communications and reimbursement issues such as Medicare, Medicaid, Worker's Compensation and commercial insurance. In OT, we explore career options in Occupational Therapy through discussion, observation and participation. Identifies the need for areas of occupation and the differences between health, illness, and wellness. Describes the history and philosophy of Occupational Therapy, and the roles, responsibilities and relationships between other health care professionals. Discusses ethical and legal implications of health care, and explore basic sociological issues.

    Grades: 11-12

    Length: 1 Semester

    Credits: 1 Credit (.5 CTE / .5 Life Science)

    Concurrent Enrollment: Arapahoe Community College (PTA 115)

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