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PTRM 6026 Physical Therapy in Preventive Health Care and Wellness (Fall and Spring)


Credits: 3

Course Description:

This course is structured to promote a knowledge base and foster critical analysis skills in physical therapy related to wellness screening measures, and in the development and documentation of wellness programs for specific target groups in society. Through weekly lectures and laboratory sessions, students are educated in the physical therapist’s role in preventative healthcare and wellness for members of society with particular healthcare needs. Areas of focus include cardiopulmonary and musculoskeletal wellness, detection of risk factors and prevention of injury and disease, and exercise considerations for specific populations including infants/ adolescents, adults, females and the elderly. Students are exposed to public health issues, screening techniques, and strategies for establishing wellness programs in a variety of settings.