Journal of Physical Therapy Education

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

Articles from Vol. 15, No. 1, Spring

A Comparison of Clinical Performance Outcomes in Short Integrated versus Single Long-Term Clinical Experiences of Physical Therapist Students
ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical performance outcomes of physical therapist students participating in short-term clinical experiences over the course of a year versus a single long-term experience at the end of the first...
An Analysis of Physical Therapy Preadmission Factors on Academic Success and Success on the National Licensing Examination
ABSTRACT. Physical therapy schools use various methods of selecting qualified applicants for their programs. As physical therapists attempt to pursue more autonomous practice as well as strive for advanced degrees, it is imperative to select the most...
A Review of the Legal Issues Surrounding Academic Dismissal
ABSTRACT: Among the challenges faced by physical therapy educators is to determine whether students have made sufficient progress in the academic and/or clinical curriculum to merit continuance in the physical therapy program. At times, faculties must...
A Survey of Essential Functions and Reasonable Accommodations in Physical Therapist Education Programs
ABSTRACT: Physical therapist (PT) education programs are required to make reasonable accommodations to any student with a disability according to the Americans Wth Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Although not mandated by law, postsecondary institutions...
Faculty Roles in Professional Socialization
ABSTRACT: The purpose of this pilot project was to gain insight into the faculty perspectives on professional socialization in physical therapy. We explored the socialization of physical therapist students through the use of focus groups with faculty...
Guest Editorial: Honoring the Past; Celebrating the Present: The Stanford Award
In May 1985, the Department of Physical Therapy at Stanford University lost a 3-year battle to save the physical therapy education program that had been in existence since 1940. In its 45-year history, the program at Stanford was led by superb educators,...
Investigation of Interdisciplinary Learning by Physical Therapist Students during a Community-Based Medical Mission Trip
ABSTRACT. Interdisciplinary medical mission experiences provide opportunities for professionals and students to offer health care to medically underserved communities. The purposes of this study were: (1) to determine the nature of learning among physical...
Letter to the Editor
Why Not Calculus? Physical therapists love a challenge; physical therapy educators adore challenges. I would like to issue a challenge for all physical therapy educators who are engaged in developing doctoral degree-awarding professional entry programs:...
Muscle and Sensory Testing
Book Reviews Muscle and Sensory Testing. Reese NB. Philadelphia, PA 19106, WB Saunders Co, 1999, paper 530 pp, illus, $46. The author has designed this text for physical therapist and occupational therapist students as well as for clinicians who test...
Physical Therapist Students' Perceptions regarding Preparation for Providing Clinical Cultural Congruent Cross-Cultural Care: A Qualitative Case Study
ABSTRACT. It is predicted that by 2040 the population in the United States will be 76% nonwhite, of which 23% will not speak English. Currently, the physical therapy profession has no culture-based theoretical models, limited research, and provides Western-based...
Problem-Based Learning and the Promotion of Problem Solving: Choices for Physical Therapy Curricula
ABSTRACT: Proponents of problem-based learning (PBL) have stated that its approach helps students develop effective and efficient problem-solving skills. The purpose of this article is threefold: (1) to explain the differences between PBL and problem...
Selection Criteria for Employment of Entry-Level Physical Therapists: A Survey of New York State Employers
ABSTRACT: High job placement rates and multiple job offers have been common among new physical therapist (PT) graduates. Consequently, no extensive studies exist that have examined the criteria employers consider most important when hiring new PT graduates....
Sylivus (Trademark) (2.0) Fundamentals of Human Neural Structure
Sylvius(TM) (2. 0) Fundamentals of Human Neural Structure. Williams SM, Sunderland, MA 01375, Sinauer Associates Inc, CD-ROM, $29.95. Teaching neuroanatomy is often difficult and challenging because of the sheer complexity of the nervous system and the...