PTA258 Clinical Education Experience IV
The focus of this full-time terminal clinical experience is to validate the level of independence gained in areas of patient care, documentation, communication, and professionalism as a physical therapist assistant student. The student will work towards independence in all aspects of the scope of physical therapy practice and will achieve entry-level clinical competency upon completion in preparation for the National Physical Therapist Assistant board examination. This clinical education experience allows the student to refine professional interactions and have a basic understanding of departmental administrative mechanisms and expectations. Upon completion of the clinical education experience within the clinical setting, the student will return to laboratory activities to demonstrate competent safe care of patients throughout the continuum of care. Upon completion of the course, the student will be prepared to work under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist in the delivery of rehabilitative care.