Hinds Community College first-year Physical Therapist Assistant students from the Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center attended the fall meeting of the Mississippi Physical Therapy Association in Tupelo on Oct. 22.
Those attending include, front from left, Chelsey Howington of Delhi, La., Courtney Vosika of Byram, Ladrekia Culbert of Fayette, Kara Patterson of Richland, Stephanie Ricks of Brandon, Josh Farley, president of the Mississippi Physical Therapy Association; back row, Hailey Stacy of Brandon, Sam Peacock of Jackson, Kelsey Nowell of Louisville, BJ Breelon of Byram, Tavi Toles of Ridgeland, Dakota Medina of Brandon and Alex Hayden of Brandon.
The Physical Therapist Assistant curriculum is a two-year program of study that prepares a PTA to perform interventions under the supervision of a physical therapist in an ethical, legal, safe and effective manner. PTAs enhance the delivery of physical therapy services by providing delegated interventions, assisting the PT with data collection, communicating with other members of the health care delivery team, interacting with members of the patient’s family and caregivers, and working cooperatively with other health care providers.
Upon graduation the student is eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Examination for licensure.
As Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution offering quality, affordable educational opportunities with academic programs of study leading to seamless university transfer and career and technical programs teaching job-ready skills. With six locations in central Mississippi, Hinds enrolled nearly 12,000 credit students in fall 2016. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.