PT 649

Physical Therapy Across the Lifespan: Geriatrics

This course is designed to prepare students to work with individuals late in the lifespan, particularly those age 65 and older. The content includes an overview of the physical, physiological, cognitive and emotional changes associated with aging as well as selected pathologies and challenges commonly encountered when working with older individuals. Students participate in health promotion and fall risk screenings for community-living older adults. Students are encouraged to integrate learning from other courses to select appropriate tests and measures and to identify and implement appropriate interventions for impairments and functional limitations commonly seen in the geriatric population.