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Professional Issues III

This is the third course in the thread of Professional Issues. This course will focus on legal practice issues (direct access, state practice acts, supervision guidelines in the clinic as a student physical therapist, documentation in the clinic as a student physical therapist, billing considerations, fraud and abuse, working with a physical therapist assistant and other physical therapy personnel), professionalism matters (mission of the university, program, and profession, World Physical Therapy Day, advocating for the profession through participation in professional, community, legislative activities, state and national association membership and leadership, professional conferences), clinical education experience topics (preparation for clinical education experiences, professional flow chart, professional portfolio, professionalism in the clinic, clinical education experiences focus group meeting), and clinical performance areas (using American Physical Therapy Association resources in the clinic as a student physical therapist, clinical performance tool use in the clinic, minimum skills required for entry-level clinical practice, residency and fellowship, board-certified specializations, and professional certifications).