Physical/Occupational Therapy II (8366/36 weeks, 280 hours)
|Duration:||36 weeks, 280 hours|
|Suggested Grade Levels:||11–12|
|Prerequisites:||Physical/Occupational Therapy I (8365/36 weeks, 280 hours)|
This course is designed to provide a fundamental understanding of kinesiology and anatomy from a clinical perspective, to include the anatomical basis of common pathological conditions seen by physical/occupational therapists. Instruction is reinforced with hands-on activity labs and practical experiences. Students continue to explore principles and practices of therapists learned in the P/OT I class and participate in clinical observation under the direct supervision of a licensed physical and/or occupational therapist. Clinical skills in the areas of physical therapy and occupational therapy enable students to gain understanding of rehabilitative care, which is practiced throughout the continuum of care and across the life span of individuals. After successful completion of this course, students may seek higher education for specific degrees/licensure in a variety of fields such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, sports medicine, athletic training, chiropractic medicine, biology, or exercise science.
NOTE: This course has specific state laws and regulations from a governing medical board or agency. Please contact the Virginia Department of Education, Office of Career and Technical Education Services prior to implementing this course. All inquiries may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Career Clusters and Pathways
For federal reporting (choose one)
- Health Science
- Therapeutic Services
A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.
Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.