PT 518 Clinical Education I, 3 credits

This is a six-week, full-time clinical education experience occurring during the second semester of the second professional year (January-February). This experience will provide the opportunity for integration of current professional competencies into direct patient care using problem solving strategies. Facilitation from physical therapy clinical faculty will assist in the utilization of these skills in critically analyzing a variety of patient and role problems. This experience will begin the processes of professional socialization and cultivation of interpersonal communication skills; clinical decision making; self-assessment; proactive learning; and development of personal values, attitudes, and motivations in relationship to ethical, legal, and moral practice.

Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of all required professional courses to date