Lone Star College-Montgomery PTA Program supports the APTA core values of altruism, compassion/caring, and social responsibility into professional practice and Lone Star College-Montgomeryís value for supporting a seamless education journey while nurturing the intellectual and cultural life of the community.
Therefore, the PTA program includes a service learning component in all 5 semesters of the program. The service learning experience focus is on contributions individuals make within their professional role to the community. As the students evolve through didactic, laboratory and clinical program courses, service learning allows the student to internalize their role as a health care professional. Students will evolve from seeing the world through a studentís lense to seeing the world through a health care providerís lense and how they contribute personally to the cultural life of a community.
Each semester during the PTA program, the student will select a community/human services organization or activity in which to volunteer a minimum of 4-6 hours. The target population of t he service learning project may include but is not limited to the disadvantaged, under served, disabled or cross cultural populations.
A list of community organizations which have participated in the PTA programís service learning component will be presented during PTHA 1305 and again in PTHA 2250. The student is not limited to these organizations and may choose to seek out additional and new community partners. The student may choose to volunteer each semester for the same community organization or may choose to volunteer with 5 different organizations.
Once the student has chosen a community organization in which to volunteer, it is the studentís responsibility to:
The service learning project report may be presented in 3 different options by the end of the semester in which the activity was performed.
Option 1: A 1-3 page written report.
Option 2: A reflective journal over the period of the project.
Option 3: An oral and visual presentation.
The report should include the following: