DPT 861 Lifespan Human Development

This course provides an overview of human development and serves as an introduction to the principles of normal growth and development across body systems as we age. Students will apply the components of physical therapy practice: screening, examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, plan of care, intervention, outcomes across the lifespan. Opportunities for exploring development and community resources will be provided through discussions, community and interprofessional engagement, reflective assignments, and critical thinking. This course prepares students as entry-level physical therapists to effectively examine and provide physical therapy interventions across the lifespan perspective. 

Two semester hours.