This course introduces students to the physical therapy profession with topics including: American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) membership and participation, Standards of Ethical Conduct and Guide to Physical Therapy Practice, as well as laws and regulations pertaining to the practice of physical therapy. Additional areas of study include: cultural perceptual differences, ancillary health care services, and health care delivery systems. Basic concepts for legal and effective clinical documentation are introduced. Each student will present a research paper related to a clinical topic.
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