Mohave Community College * 1977 Acoma Blvd, West * Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 * PTA Program Support 928-505-3351
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Physical Therapist Assistant Program
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Informed Consent for Clinical Rotations
During the course of the physical therapist assistant program, the student is required to participate in 3 clinical
rotations. The rotations consist of one 4-week and two 6-week rotations. Due to the rural location and the
limited number of physical therapy sites available in Mohave County, it is mandatory the student will perform a
clinical rotation outside of Mohave County (refer to PTA student handbook for current listing of sites). Students
are required to find housing and arrange transportation and meals for their sites away from home. Students are
encouraged to speak with the academic coordinator of clinical education (ACCE) about other location possibilities
in an effort to fully develop clinical site offerings and meet the needs of PTA students.
The student participates in 3 clinical education experiences in a variety of settings (hospital, outpatient clinic,
skilled nursing facility, and rehab settings). Each clinical site expects the student to behave according to the
APTA guide to conduct for physical therapist assistants and facility specific guidelines. The PTA student
handbook will outline specific clinical expectations. Each student is required to undergo drug testing and criminal
background checks due to the nature of the work. Other requirements include CPR, hepatitis B vaccine, TB
testing, physician clearance and statement of health, and health insurance. The student is responsible for the cost
of these procedures.
The student must also realize that receiving an AAS degree as a physical therapist assistant does not permit the
student to practice as a physical therapist assistant. Graduates must pass a national regulatory exam and receive
state endorsement in order to practice legally as a physical therapist assistant.
I, ______________________________________________________________________, hereby understand
that the clinical rotations require out of pocket expenses for which i am responsible. I also understand that I am
required to travel outside of Mohave County for at least one of my clinical rotations and I am responsible for
housing and transportation related to the clinical rotation. In addition, I will be held to the standards of the
APTA’s guide to conduct for physical therapist assistants and I may not legally practice as a physical therapist
assistant until I have been duly licensed or certified to do so (where applicable).
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