PT 3000 Introduction to Physical and Occupational Therapy Practice
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

The purpose of this course is to provide current information on the roles and functions of physical and occupational therapists in the present healthcare system. Students will be exposed to the breadth of these fields of science, research, and practice questions being asked, and practice approaches currently used. The relationship to the practice of medicine and other allied health professions will also be explored. This course is open to all university students.

PT 3660 Complementary and Alternative Therapies
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course provides students with information about Complementary and Alternative Therapies (CAT) including the role and scope of CAT in health care systems, and applications of CAT in therapeutic situations. The curing medicine and therapeutic modalities addressed include Acupuncture and Acupressure, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Energy Medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine, Body/Mind Therapy, Homeopathic Therapy, Massage and Touch Therapy, and Nutrition and Diet.

PT 4130 Tai Chi-A Therapeutic Exercise
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course introduces Tai Chi as a therapeutic exercise. The course addresses the benefits of Tai Chi exercise, Tai Chi’s origin, philosophy and development. Scientific evidence of Tai Chi’s benefits to health is discussed. The course introduces all the styles and forms of Tai Chi and the applications of Tai Chi to self-defense, exercise, rehabilitation and meditation. Application of the principles and practices of Tai Chi to various physical impairments and disabilities is discussed.