Journal of Physical Therapy Education

Journal of Physical Therapy Education is a medical journal focusing on Physical Therapy Education

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 3, Winter

History of Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
The authors review the recognition of physical therapy education programs from 1928 to the present and describe the chronological activities that led to the accreditation process as we know it today. The history, current practice, and the broader national...
History of Clinical Education in Physical Therapy in the United States
Clinical education has been an integral part of the preparation of physical therapists from the inception of educational programs to train reconstruction aides until the current curricula to prepare Doctors of Physical Therapy. In this historical review...
Initiating Clinical Doctoral Education in Physical Therapy: The Case of Creighton University
This article describes the developmental processes underlying the implementation of the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at Creighton University. Creighton University established the first professional (entry-level) UPT program in physical therapy....
Journal of Physical Therapy Education: Birth to 16 Years
Background and Purpose. The inaugural issue of the Journal of Physical Therapy Education was published in 1987 by the Education Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. The purpose of this article is to describe the evolution of the Journal...
Physical Therapist Assistant Education over the Decades
This article reviews the history of the physical therapist assistant (PTA) and PTA education programs and the professional, political, and social issues that have shaped PTA education over the past four decades in the United States. The author discusses...
Professional Entry Education in Physical Therapy during the 20th Century
Background and Purpose. Professional (entry-level) education in physical therapy, as an enterprise distinct from, yet central to, the profession of physical therapy as a whole, has reached a level of maturity at which there is value in reviewing its...
The Historical Significance of Minority-Serving Institutions in Physical Therapy Education
Physical therapy education has constantly evolved since the 1920s. Only in the last 28 years, however, have education programs that specifically target minority students been established. Currently, only 7% of physical therapist programs and 6% of physical...
The History of Physical Therapy Education in the United States
The emphasis of this special issue is on the history of physical therapist education; one manuscript, however, specifically illustrates the history of physical therapist assistant education. All of the authors describe the early days of physical therapy...
The History of Physical Therapy Practice in the United States
Physical therapy practice in the United States evolved around two major historical events: the poliomyelitis epidemics of the 1800s through the 1950s and the effects of the ravages of several wars. Marguerite Sanderson and Mary McMillan were the first...
The Political and Social Issues That Have Shaped Physical Therapy Education over the Decades
The purpose of this article is to describe the social and political events that have had a major influence on the shaping of physical therapy education since the beginning of the profession. This theme was developed by looking at the early history of...