Journal of Physical Therapy Education

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

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 3, Fall

American Physical Therapy Association-Credentialed Clinical Instructors: A Survey regarding Source of Motivation for Pursuing Credentialing
Background and Purpose. The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) promotes clinical education credentialing for clinical instructors (CIs) through the Clinical Instructor Education and Credentialing Program (CIECP). APTA reports that since the...
A Qualitative and Quantitative Investigation of the Psychology Content of UK Physiotherapy Education Programs
Background and Purpose. A knowledge and understanding of psychology is recognized as being important to physiotherapy practice since psychological factors can impact upon physical recovery. However, little is known about the nature of psychology education...
Director of Clinical Education Performance Assessment Surveys: A 360-Degree Assessment of the Unique Roles and Responsibilities of This Position in Physical Therapy Education
Background and Purpose. Academic coordinators/directors of clinical education (DCEs) serve unique roles in physical therapist education programs with responsibilities that extend beyond those of teaching, service, and scholarship. Traditional faculty...
Education Is a Social Process
"Education is a social process; education is growth; education is not preparation for life but is life itself."-John DeweyAs educators, we understand this well-recognized quote by philosopher and educator John Dewey. We enjoy the social aspect of creating...
Exploring Experienced Clinical Instructors' Experiences in Physical Therapist Clinical Education: A Phenomenological Study
Background and Purpose. Recent data indicates that approximately 46% of the time spent in physical therapist professional education consists of clinical experiences. The clinical instructor (CI) plays an instrumental role in providing effective clinical...
Pauline Cerasoli Lecture 2012: Googling and Texting and Browsing, Oh My! Mentoring and Teaching in an Electronic Age
INTRODUCTIONThe Way We Were . . .A lot has changed over the years since I was a student in physical therapy school, as I began my clinical practice, and since I entered academia. As students, we walked to class (when living in the dorm on campus), attended...
Perceived Stress and Sources of Stress among Physiotherapy Students from 3 Countries
Background and Purpose. The aim of this study was to compare the perceptions and sources of stress among physiotherapy (PT) students from 3 education programs across 3 countries and across year of study in the program.Subjects. All enrolled PT students...
Social Responsibility and Cultural Competence among Physical Therapists with International Experience
Background and Purpose. Physical therapists, particularly those involved in educating doctors of physical therapy (DPTs), are often confronted with the following question: What is the educational priority for entry-level students? To become socially...
The Apprentice Clinical Instructor (ACI): A Mentor/Protégé Model for Capstone Integrated Clinical Education (C-ICE)
Background and Purpose. Educators suggest that experiential learning and apprenticeships promote student learning through participation in authentic or real-world activities. Full-time clinical education placements are common experiential learning opportunities,...