web_hinds-cc_second-year-pta-students_8376Hinds Community College second-year Physical Therapist Assistant students volunteered for the Oct. 22 Laps for Little Ones event benefitting The Little Light House of Central Mississippi.

The Little Light House offers a tuition-free early intervention program for children birth to six years consisting of intensive therapeutic care and cognitive remediation. Addressing a child’s physical ability, wellness, mind and community the year-round program promotes systematic, long-term, healthy change.

Hinds Community College’s 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. For more information about the program contact chair Pam Chapman at ptchapman@hindscc.edu.

The second-year students who participated are, front from left, Brooke Gunn of Utica, Aleasha Haver of Eupora, Kristen Shelton of Winona, Wade Rogers of Flowood; second row, Heather Johnson of Chunky, Desiree Roos of Kosciusko, Natalie Brady of Pelahatchie, Jessica Whitehead of Madison, Kelsey Robertson of Winona, Sandy Wren of Raymond; back row, Tim Marshall of Vicksburg, Ashlee Lee of Forest, Harrison Shuerman of Clinton, Olivia King of Vicksburg, Ben Hood of Pearl, Aubrey Kimball of Pass Christian, Matt Smith of Wesson, Dawn Little of Florence and program director Pam Chapman of Flora.

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.

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