PT Credentialing Programs

PLEASE be informed that the PRI Offices will be closed from APRIL 17, 2014 to APRIL 20, 2014, due to the observance of Holy Week here in the Philippines. Offices will resume on April 21, 2014. Thank you!

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Requirements for Enrollment in the Credentialing Program:

  1. Letter of Intent
          Addressed to: OFELIA R. LIM, RPT, MHA
          Director for Academic Affairs
          Phil. Rehabilitation Institute Foundation, Inc.
  2. Copy of PT Transcript of Records and Diploma
  3. Copy of Credentialing Evaluation Report, if available

Courses Offered:

  • Cultural Competency

    This course describes the concept and theories of culture and focuses on developing cultural competency and language proficiency, as well as anger management and conflict resolution. It also includes the understanding of Philippine culture, American culture, and Western culture and respecting other cultures.

  • Organization and Administration - Consultation, Screening, Referral and Delegation

    This course instructs the students on the proper way of providing professional consultation and evaluation of clients with and without referral from physicians or other medical practitioners. It also provides and discusses clinical situations whereby after a thorough and encompassing screening of clients through history taking and implementation of tests, an appropriate physician referral will be prepared for a more holistic and quality health care management.

    Lastly, effective delegation is also discussed to sustain quality assurance throughout the treatment.

  • Emergency Procedures

    This course provides the students with the knowledge and skills that deal with the role of first aid and safety in the protection of life and welfare of others and themselves. (offered ONSITE only)

  • Pharmacology

    This course deals with the study of drugs and its sources, physical and chemical properties, biochemical and physiological effects, indications, contraindications, mechanism of action, absorption, metabolism, excretion, uses, adverse drug reactions and drug interactions.

  • Legal Issues in Health Care Practice

    This course deals with the legal issues affecting the delivery of health care services in a hospital and clinical setting. It also discusses the pertinent federal & state laws that affect Physical Therapy practice and the consequences of professional decision-making processes that may lead to breach of confidentiality, malpractice, damages, non-payment of reimbursements, and sexual harassment situations. Applications of legal knowledge for health care personnel management, pertinent protection, public protection as well as physician protection are also covered in depth.

  • PT Organization and Administration

    This course includes the dynamics of physical therapy practice relative to its position of leadership and autonomous practice in an evolving health care system. It will also discuss the roles, responsibilities, and accountability of Physical Therapists considering the laws, regulations, and policies and other relevant topics that advance practice.

  • Community Based Rehabilitation

    This course tackles with the theories and principles of community based rehabilitation in the Philippine context.

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology

    This course is about the structure and functions of the orgrans and the organ systems of the human body.

    Human Anatomy and Physiology covers the skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, excretory, hormonal and reproductive systems, thus stressing the interdependence of the different body structures to one another and the whole.

  • General Physiology (non-human)

    This course deals with the study of logic, nature, methods, concepts, and principles of Physiology with emphasis on the molecular, cellular, and organismic levels of organization of the plants and animals in a given ecosystem.

  • General Biology

    This course covers the understanding of the unity and diversity of life, the cells and its organizational structure, the functions of the component parts as they interact with the environment. The differentiation between a typical plant cell and animal cell are also discussed and the understanding of patterns of inheritance in plants and animals. It also gives an overview of human sex determination and the genetic code.

  • Anatomy 3: Kinesiology and Biomechanics

    This course is about the study of the human movement from the viewpoint of the physical sciences. It involves the appreciation of the human body as a machine for the performance of work and has its foundation in three major areas of study, namely, mechanics, anatomy and neuromuscular physiology. These concepts are integrated and applied to the total body function by examining the complex tasks of posture and gait.

    The clinical aspect of kinesiology is given emphasis to meet the need of workers in the field of rehabilitation of the physically handicapped. Although basic kinesiology is concerned with normal motions and individuals with intact neuromuscular systems, this course includes the understanding of pathomechanics and principles of therapy employed by physical therapists in the rehabilitation of locomotor disorders.

    This course also includes the application of mechanical principle to postural adjustments, the gait, to the use of prosthetic and orthotic devices, and to modification of home making activities necessitated by the limitation in neuromuscular capacity and skeletal structure.

  • Seminar 1 - Integumentary, Musculoskeletal and Orthopedic Conditions

    This course offers conferences/lectures provided by medical doctors and/or rehabilitation professionals specializing on integument, musculoskeletal, orthopedic physical therapy and sports rehabilitation.

    The scope of integument physical therapy includes clinical correlation and selected conditions of the integumentary system such as pressure ulcers, burns, dermatological diseases, wound care, general principles and management.

    The scope of musculoskeletal and orthopedic physical therapy includes the following: anatomy and physiology of the musculoskeletal system, musculoskeletal evaluation/assessment, clinical correlation and selected conditions. Diseases such as LBP and disorders of the lumbar spine, cervical radiculopathy, scoliosis, MPS/chronic pain, upper and lower limb musculoskeletal disorders, fractures, total and partial hip and knee replacement, general principles and management.

    This course also offers lectures/discussions on various sports-related injuries and its rehabilitation management.

  • Seminar 2 - Pediatric and Geriatric Physical Therapy

    This course offers conferences/lectures provided by medical doctors and/or rehabilitation professionals specializing on pediatric and geriatric physical therapy.

    The scope of pediatric physical therapy includes the following clinical correlation and selected conditions such as theories of motor control and motor learning, fetal sensorimotor development, pediatric evaluation/assessment, developmental sequence summary, preterm infant development; medical complications in prematurity, clinical correlations and overview of pediatric physical therapy intervention, pediatric nervous system condition includes cerebral palsy, myelodysplasia/spina bifida, brachial plexus injury, Down's syndrome, and traumatic brain injury.

    The scope of geriatric physical therapy includes the following: foundation of geriatric physical therapy, patient care concepts, physiologic changes and adaptation in the older adults, clinical correlations and pathological manifestation of aging, neurologic disorders and diseases, cognitive disorders, cardiopulmonary disease and disorders, skin condition and diseases, metabolic pathologies and common problems for geriatrics.

  • Seminar 3 - Neuromuscular Conditions in Physical Therapy

    This course offers conferences/lectures provided by medical doctors and/or rehabilitation professionals specializing on neurologic physical therapy.

    The scope of neuromuscular conditions include following clinical correlation and selected conditions of the neurological system, such as CVA, trauma to the brain and spinal cord, degenerative neurological disorders, vestibular disorders, cranial and peripheral nerve disorders, motor neuron disease, neuropathies and plexopathies, neurologic evaluation assessment, general principles and management.

    The scope of neuromuscular physical therapy include the following: anatomy and physiology of the nervous system, neurologic evaluation/assessment (this include patient history, assessment of level of consciousness, cognitive function, increase intracranial pressure, autonomic nervous system, functions, signs of hypersensitivity, perceptual dysfunction, review of diagnostic procedures and results), clinical correlations and neurological dysfunctions management.

  • Seminar 4 - Cardiopulmonary Conditions in Physical Therapy

    This subject offers conferences/lecture series provided by medical doctors and/or rehabilitation professionals specializing on cardiopulmonary physical therapy.

    The scope of cardiopulmonary physical therapy include but are not limited to the following clinical correlation and selected conditions of the cardiopulmonary system, such as acute myocardial infarction, angina pectoris, congestive heart failure; restrictive and obstructive lung diseases such as emphysema, pulmonary tuberculosis, bronchitis, asthma, and bronchiectasis; cardiopulmonary evaluation assessment, general principles and management. Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation was inclusive of exercise tolerance, exercise prescription, phases of cardiac rehabilitation program and peripheral vascular management.

    Scope of cardiovascular physical therapy include but are not limited to the following - anatomy and physiology of the cardiopulmonary system, evaluation and/or assessment, pathophysiology, clinical correlation and physical therapy intervention, medical and surgical management, and intensive care management.

  • General Zoology

    The course provides information about the basic mechanisms of animal life. The lectures will focus on the human. In the laboratory, the preserved frog will be used for anatomical studies and the live from for physiological experiments.

  • Psychology 2: Developmental Psychology

    This course offers a detailed discussion about the normal patterns of growth and development in terms of physical, mental, emotional and social development of the individual.

    Students will learn to evaluate major theories and methods of study in Developmental Psychology, as it represents in the variability of these patterns at different stages of growth.

    This course deals with the different stages of human growth and development starting from gametogenesis to old age and senescence. It encompasses development in the motor, cognitive, emotional, psychosocial, speech and language areas which are presented in a life span approach.

    This course will also prepare its students to recognize the deviances in physical, emotional, cognitive and psychosocial development. It will also prepare the students to recognize and implement psychological concepts, theories and methodology in relation to functional and adaptive changes of the human body in reponse to the environment.

  • Chemistry 1 - General/Inorganic Chemistry

    An introductory course in Chemistry with emphasis on Inorganic Chemistry, chemical substances and elements, formulas and equations, physical and chemical properties of matter, atomic theory and structure. The course also introduces the student to the scientific method in science to the basic principles of Chemistry and the application of these principles to man and society.

  • Chemistry 2 - Organic Chemistry

    This lecture - laboratory course deals with the nature of the carbon atom; nomenclature; and focuses on the composition, characteristics, and properties of the different classes of carbon-containing compound and their derivatives.

  • Physics 1: General Physics

    General Physics discusses concepts and applications on selected topics in kinematics, dynamics, gravitation, Newton's Law, work power, and energy. This subject covers the conceptual foundations of classical mechanics, the basic concepts of rectilinear motion, and dynamics. It also includes the physical laws and principles of Newtonian mechanics, like study of forces, matter, and energy principles. Laboratory work is an integral part of the course which involves experiments, the performance of exercises giving concrete and varied illustrations of the basic principles of physics.

  • Physics 2: Applied Heat, Electricity and Magnetism

    General Physics 2 covers study of the fundamental concepts of temperature, law of thermodynamics, Coulomb's Law, insulators, electric field, electric principles, electric current, resistance, electric energy, and circuits connections.

  • Pathology

    The subject provides background knowledge on general pathology, tissue/cellular reaction to inflammation and injury, degeneration, tissue repair and process of healing and immunity. It also provides background knowledge in the study of the relationship of host, environment and pathogen in health and disease.

    Since the high prevalence of unrecognized infection from patients, combined with the numerous opportunities for exposure to body fluids and airborne particles from sick individuals is very likely in a rehabilitation setting, this course, in turn, necessitates education in and strict adherence to disease control guidelines for isolation precautions and physical therapy infection control.

  • Histology

    This course is designed as an introductory survey of the microscopic structure of major tissues and organs of the body. This course is specifically intended for physical therapy students.

    The goal of this course is to let the students understand the major features of the structural organization of the cells, tissues and organs. This course also lets the students understand how these organizations relate to the function of a particular tissue/organ.

    Histology provides an overview of cells and tissues related to the epithelium, bones and cartilage, muscles, cardiorespiratory and nervous system.

  • Musculoskeletal System Evaluation

    This course has been designed to provide the students with the opportunities to develop, integrate, practice and apply knowledge and skills necessary for the evaluation of the Musculoskeletal System. The course aims to introduce the different examination procedures needed in conducting an evaluation. It will emphasize on the principles and different components of a musculoskeletal evaluation and will teach the students to perform a proper and thorough systematic evaluation.

    The scope of the study include the following: principles, concepts and purpose of musculoskeletal system evaluation, the different evaluation procedures such as: patient history and interview, observation and inspection, palpation, anthropometric measurements, range of motion measurements, manual muscle cycle testing, special tests, assessment of posture, assessment of gait and evaluation of the common musculoskeletal disorders.

    An essential part of this course is the hands-on training of the students, exposing them to clinical setting where they can practice and apply a complete systematic evaluation of the musculoskeletal system.