Physical Therapist Assistant Department
Mary Meng-Lee MPH, PT
North Shore Community College's Physical Therapist Assistant Program offers a comprehensive curriculum which emphasizes theory and contemporary physical therapy treatment interventions for promoting health, preventing disease and maximizing function among clients of all ages, cultures and socio-economic backgrounds.
The program is designed to prepare students for entry level practice in various health care settings suh as hospitals, rehabilitation centers, outpatient clinics, schools, home health agencies and community programs. The faculty fosters lifelong learning, commitment to the physical therapy profession and servicing the community.
Learning OutcomesUpon completion of the PTA program, students will:
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- Demonstrate adherence to federal and state legal practice standards, institutional regulations and Standards for Ethical Conduct in response to patient/client care and fiscal management
- Demonstrate professionalism through expression of a positive attitude and cooperation, learning, acceptance of constructive criticism, attendance, time management, adaptability, and conflict management
- Demonstrate an appreciation for cultural diversity, values, preferences and expressed needs with respect to all physical therapy activities
- Demonstrate the ability to problem solve and analyze quantitative and qualitative data
- Provide effective and safe physical therapy treatment intervention in alignment with data collection, treatment modification and progression
- Discuss and justify the rationale for administration of selected physical therapy treatment interventions
- Describe how the profession of physical therapy contributes to societal well being
- Advocate towards improving community access to physical therapy services
- Demonstrate a desire to seek professional development necessary to maintain current with physical therapy practice