The curriculum includes three professional formation courses. This course (1) introduces concepts of learning theories and styles. Emphasis is on preparing students for learning in the professional curriculum, clinical practice, and lifelong learning as a medical professional. Roles and responsibilities of physical therapists, professional behaviors, code of ethics, and core values for physical therapists as outlined by the American Physical Therapy Association are presented. Students will initiate preparation for clinical education experiences including development of a clinical education plan, objectives, and resume. Coaching in reflection-for-action on professional behavior, professional engagement, and clinical decision making to foster student growth as master adaptive learners will be initiated.
Prerequisite: Admission to Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.