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Physical Therapy Careers

Instructor: Dr. Suzanne Bates, PT, DPT
9301 South Wights Fort Road
West Jordan, UT 84088
Course Information:
This class offers exploration for seniors and juniors interested in the rehabilitation career field of physical therapy. This course offers students the opportunity to explore different avenues of this rehabilitation profession. This course consists of learning skills required to function as a therapy or rehabilitation technician including modalities, communication skills, patient transfers, patient ambulation, joint range of motion, clinic policies and procedures, and professionalism.
Medical Terminology Course Focus:
The Medical Terminology course will help students understand the Greek- and Latin-based language of medicine and healthcare. Emphasis is placed upon word roots, suffixes, prefixes, abbreviations, symbols, anatomical terms, and terms associated with the movement of the human body. This course also stresses the proper pronunciation, spelling, and usage of medical terminology. This class is helpful to anyone considering going into the healthcare field.
The First Aid and CPR course will follow the American Heart Association BLS and Heartsaver First Aid. Certification is required to work in a healthcare setting, and for acceptance in many college programs focusing on healthcare.
Program Expectations:
College-level academics and participation. Students will be responsible for transportation to and from clinic observations on Mondays and Fridays (which may be assigned outside of regular school hours). Students may be required to pass random drug testing in order to remain in the program.
  • SLCC Concurrent Enrollment fee: FREE + $5 per college credit hour 
  • First Aid/CPR Certification through the American Red Cross $25
  • Optional Fee: HOSA membership $25 
  • Medical Terminology for Health Professions, 8th edition, by Ann Ehrlich, et al. (classroom copy available)
  • Introduction to Physical Therapy, 4th edition, by Michael A. Pagliarulo (classroom copy available)