Health Careers
Rehabilitation

Health Careers:  Rehabilitation

KCTC Campus – Main Campus

Program Duration:  One Year

Program Description

 

This program is perfect for students interested in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and other careers related to the rehabilitation of patients.  Students are introduced to the fundamentals of health care, core skills, health care professional behavior, and the various pathways to becoming a trained and educated health care professional.

The learning environment reflects a real workplace students might encounter during a career in  Rehabilitation including the use of adaptive equipment, stairs, walkers, canes, gait belts, wheelchairs, and hospital beds.  Students will learn how to use medical terminology in their descriptions of patient care.

Eligible students can earn American Heart BLS (CPR) and First Aid certification.

2016-17 Syllabus

Content Areas

 

  • Applied Anatomy & Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Infection Control/Patient Safety
  • Legal and Biomedical Ethics
  • Employability Skills and Work Based Learning
  • Rehabilitation Career Exploration
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL)
  • Range of Motion and Mobility Techniques
  • Cognitive Skills with ADL's
  • Rehabilitation Equipment Utililization

Helpful Experiences/Skills

 

  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Works and learns well independently
  • Empathy for others

Future  Opportunities

 

Employment

·         Home Health Aide

·         Patient Transporter

·         Student Athlethic Trainer

 

Post Secondary Education/Training

·         Occupational Therapist

·         Physical Therapist

·         Speech Therapist

·         Athletic Trainer

·         OT/PT Assisstant