Journal of Physical Therapy Education

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

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 2, Spring

A Successful Model for Improving Student Retention in Physical Therapist Education Programs: A Case Report
Background and Purpose. Researchers have studied both academic and nonacademic reasons why some graduate students do not complete degrees.6,7 Attrition at the graduate or professional education program levels usually is the result of nonacademic reasons.6,18,20...
Description of Physical Therapist Student Use of Manipulation during Clinical Internships
Background and Purpose. While evidence shows that physical therapist students are introduced to manipulation within academic curriculum, little is known about its use during their final clinical internships. The purpose of this study was to identify...
Is There a Relationship between Performance during Physical Therapist Clinical Education and Scores on the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE)?
Background and Purpose. The determination of whether a student physical therapist (PT) has reached entry-level status for graduation purposes is partially determined by the physical therapist education program's evaluation tool used for rating student...
Joint Manipulation Curricula: The Story Continues
In this issue of the Journal of Physical Therapy Education, Neena K. Sharma, PT1 PhD1 CMPT, and Carla H. Sabus, PT, PhD, along with Tamara S. Struessel, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC, et al, have provided readers with interesting data that continues the "story"...
Lost in Knowledge Translation
As academic and clinical educators, we accept the responsibility of being advocates of evidence-based practice in our profession. We are uniquely equipped to tackle the complex process of knowledge translation from evidence to practice. Academic faculty...
Physical Therapist Students' Perceptions of Spirituality and Religion in Patient Care
Background and Purpose. Most physical therapists recognize that spirituality and religion can influence health and patient outcomes, providing hope and tools for coping with pain, chronic illness, and aging. However, they are hesitant to include religion...
Student Perception of Applying Joint Manipulation Skills during Physical Therapist Clinical Education: Identification of Barriers
Introduction/Review of Literature. A 2004 survey of physical therapist education programs indicated that out of 116 responding programs, 44% were including thrust joint manipulation (TIM) in their curriculums. CAPTE accreditation includes instruction...
Technology in Rehabilitation: Ethical and Curricular Implications for Physical Therapist Education
Background and Purpose. In recent years, the development of assistive technologies in rehabilitation has outpaced considered ethical reflection about their application. The use of assistive technologies raises both ethical issues and values conflicts...
The American Physical Therapy Association's (APTA) Perspective on the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
The purpose of this perspective is to contribute to the ongoing discussions concerning the nature of the administrative relationship between the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) and the American Physical Therapy Association...
The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education's (CAPTE) Perspective on the Future of CAPTE
The intent of this perspective is inform the Journal of Physical Therapy Education's readers about the current plans that the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) has for exploring potential changes in its organizational...
The Community Patient Resource Group: A Novel Strategy for Bringing the Clinic to the Classroom
Background and Purpose. Creating an authentic context for learning within the classroom setting can be challenging for academic educators. The use of case studies and standardized patients have been described in the literature; however, the use of real...
Topics on HIV/AIDS for Inclusion into a Physical Therapy Curriculum: Consensus through a Modified Delphi Technique
Introduction. An understanding of Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) has become increasingly important for physical therapists due to the changing nature of the morbidity and mortality patterns of the syndrome....