Catalog 2016-2017 
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Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PTA 236 Topics in Physical Therapy IV

3 credits
This course covers skills to obtain a job and enter the workforce as a PTA including licensure preparation, board exam review, job search, and interview skills.

Prerequisites: PTA 235 , PTA 256 , PTA 280 , and PTA 290  

Corequisites: PTA 281  and PTA 291  

Quarters Offered: Winter

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Revise own resume sufficient to obtain a position in the workforce as an entry-level physical therapist assistant 
  • Develop a cover letter sufficient to relate personal strengths relevant to an entry-level workforce position as a physical therapist assistant
  • Employ effective PTA job search and application skills including the following:
    • Evaluate the qualities of a potential work environment
    • Identify where to find current jobs available on the market
    • Complete forms often required in a job application process
  • Employ effective job interview skills for PTA positions
  • Implement a board exam preparation plan
  • Complete a mock board exam
  • Complete initial PTA licensure application paperwork