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Louisiana Christian University Physical Therapist Assistant, Associate of Applied Science
Louisiana Christian University

Physical Therapist Assistant, Associate of Applied Science

Pineville, USA

2 Years

English

Full time

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Sep 2024

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Introduction

The mission of the Louisiana Christian University Physical Therapist Assistant Program is to provide an environment and opportunity in which the three strands of the PTA curriculum are woven into a tapestry representing the PTA career.

The strands of the tapestry are:

Christian Service

The Physical Therapist Assistant Associate of Applied Science Degree program supports the mission of Louisiana Christian University to prepare graduates for Christian service. The program seeks a diverse population of students who will utilize their talents and gifts in their growth as physical therapist assistants who reflect Christ in their work. Program faculty, through various learning experiences provided throughout the curriculum, thrive to cultivate within each student a spirit of altruism and reverence for those entrusted to their care and to serve as a Christian role model/compassionate healthcare provider to the physical therapy profession and community at large.

Competencies

Design and delivery of the program’s curriculum encourages a high standard of scholarship and clinical perfomance reflective of the institution’s mission and heritage of academic excellence. Through facilities of the institution and clinic with emphasis on technology and communication, opportunities are provided for engagement in learning activities in which students acquire knowledge of physical therapy, develop clinical competencies, and gain an understanding of one’s role as a PTA working under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist.

Life-long education

Life-long appreciation for and furthering of education within the Physical Therapist Assistant career will inspire a commitment to achievement of advanced knowledge, skills and abilities for excellence in provision of care under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist and will assist in creating, anticipating and responding to an evolving health care system and new responsibilities.

Philosophy

The Louisiana Christian University Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program subscribes to and supports the mission, philosophies, values, and goals of Louisiana Christian University and the accreditation standards established by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education. The Louisiana Christian University PTA faculty and students recognize the intrinsic value and right to optimal health. These rights and values are embraced in the three fold strands of the PTA curriculum which are: Christian service, competencies relative to a Physical Therapist Assistant Career, and a lifelong commitment to the PTA career. The PTA Program at Louisiana Christian University is committed to the highest standards of ethics, professionalism and academic excellence. The stakeholders of the PTA Program believe the PTA Program must provide a variety of didactic and clinical learning experiences which support the acquisition of knowledge, skills and behaviors necessary to practice safely and effectively under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist in order to become a vital member of the health care team.

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