Jun 03, 2023  
2022-2023 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
2022-2023 College Catalog and Student Handbook
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PHTA 1110 - Neuromuscular Rehabilitation

Academic Division:

Health Sciences

Academic Discipline:

Physical Therapist Assistant

Assistant Dean: Leesa Cox, MBA, PTA
4 Credit(s)
This is a continuation of didactic and technical instruction for clinical practice. This course covers normal and abnormal motor development, pediatric conditions affecting motor development, and interventions to address infant and pediatric conditions leading to motor delays and adult neurological disorders affecting motor function and interventions to address the motor deficits of individuals with neurological motor dysfunction. Wheelchair prescription and use as well as various transfers for pediatric and neurologically impaired individuals will also be covered. Semesters available: Day - Sp UG
5 Lab Hour(s)
2 Lecture Hour(s);
Required Prerequisite Course(s): Take PHTA 1010 , PHTA 1040 , PHTA 1070 ;

Required Concurrent Course(s): Take PHTA 1090  PHTA 1110T  PHTA 1110L ;

College Wide Outcomes
College-Wide Learning Outcome Assessments - - How it is met & When it is met
Communication – Written  
Communication – Speech  
Intercultural Knowledge and Competence  
Critical Thinking  
Information Literacy  
Quantitative Literacy  


Student Learning Outcomes for Course
Outcomes Assessments – How it is met & When it is met

1. Demonstrate understanding of components of normal motor development.

Quizzes within first 8 weeks and Midterm exam

2. Demonstrate understanding of components of abnormal motor development.

Quizzes within first 8 weeks and Midterm exam

3. Identify normal gross and fine motor milestones for 1st 5 years.

Quizzes within first 8 weeks and Midterm exam

4. Demonstrate components of righting reactions and mature equilibrium reactions in various positions/movements.

Pediatric skills checklist and Midterm lab practical exam.

5. Identify risk factors for motor development and neurological impairment.

Written midterm and final exams; Oral presentation during term

6. Identify signs/symptoms of over stimulation for infant in NICU or at risk.

Midterm exam

7. Identify common pediatric and adult neurological disorders, and the symptoms, as well as indications

and contraindications for physical therapy intervention.

Written midterm and final exams; final lab practical exam

8. Implement treatment activities to address areas of concern listed on PT POC for pediatric and adult

neurological patient.

Quizzes, Written midterm and final exams; Midterm and Final lab practical exams

9. Demonstrate positioning strategies, treatment strategies, and equipment usage to positively impact

muscle tone, movement, and posture/alignment, skin integrity and function.

Midterm exam; Midterm Lab practical exam
10. Record simulated treatment in SOAP note format. SOAP note assignment at midterm and final lab practical exam

11. Demonstrate simulated patient treatments in a technically correct manner.

Midterm and Final Lab practical exams

12. Synthesize information from patient .scenarios and PT plan of care to develop and carry out treatment

activities which meet parameters of plan of care.

Midterm and Final lab practical exam Midterm and Final exams

13. Interpret patient response to treatment and adjust treatment accordingly.

Midterm and Final lab practical exam
14. Complete W/C measurement Lab skills checklist

15. Compare and contrast components of Ranchos Los Amigo Cognition Scale and Glascow Coma Scale.

Final exam

16. Knowledgeably execute performance and balance assessments.

Mini-lab test
17. Perform PNF patterns in technically correct manor. Mini-lab test


Standard Grading Scale
93-100      A

90 - 92      A-

87- 89       B+

83 - 86      B

80 -82       B-

77- 79       C+

73 - 76      C

70 -72       C-

67- 69       D+

63 - 66      D

60 -62       D-

00- 59       F

Statement on Diversity
North Central State College believes that every student is a valued and equal member of the community.*  Every student brings different experiences to the College, and all are important in enriching academic life and developing greater understanding and appreciation of one another. Therefore, NC State College creates an inclusive culture in which students feel comfortable sharing their experiences. Discrimination and prejudice have no place on the campus, and the College takes any complaint in this regard seriously. Students encountering aspects of the instruction that result in barriers to their sense of being included and respected should contact the instructor, assistant dean, or dean without fear of reprisal. 

*Inclusive of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin (ancestry), military status (past, present or future), disability, age (40 years or older), status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, genetic information, or sexual orientation, 

Standard NCSC Course Policies
Important information regarding College Procedures and Policies can be found on the syllabus supplement located at this link




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