PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT PROGRAM (Associate in Applied Science, AAS)
Professional Hands Institute is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist assistant education program from CAPTE. The program is planning to submit an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage, on June 1st, 2019. Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the technical phase of the program;
therefore, no students may be enrolled in technical courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved. Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation.
Graduation from a physical therapist assistant education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone; 703-706-3245; firstname.lastname@example.org is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.
This program has 600 hours of theory, practice, and clinical practicum. It includes 417 hours of theory and 183 hours of practice demonstration and clinical practicum. Some of the topics covered in this program include: legal aspects of massage therapy; allied modalities; anatomy & physiology, reflexology, HIV/AIDS, and medical errors.
Professional Hand Institute additionally offers the following continuing education courses from CE Broker which is the official continuing education tracking system of the Florida Department
of Health and that is trusted by boards & associations across the nation.
Continuing education course are offered to graduated students and licensed professionals. These courses are not merely designated for the license compliance requirements but for individuals seeking to grow and develop as professional in the Massage Therapy field. Some of the benefits of taking these courses include: the increase in job opportunities, broadened horizons, keeping pace with industry and job satisfaction.
Overview and Update Course about Florida Laws, Ethics, Medical Error and HIV/AIDS 16 Credits
Clinical Indications for Use of External Agents Electrotherapy and Ultrasound 12 Credits
Understanding the Lymphatic System 12 Credits
Understanding the Neuromuscular System 16 Credits
Application of Therapeutic Exercises for Specific Needs 12 Credits
Neuromuscular Therapy Course 16 Credits
Personal Training, Posture, Biomechanics of Movement and Therapeutic exercises 16 Credits
Therapeutic Exercises: Improving Life Style 15 Credits