Physical Therapy Professional Foundations: Keys to Success in School and Careeris a comprehensive new text that provides an in-depth guide for physical therapy students from the start of their education to clinical practice. This user-friendly text begins as the students enter the educational program, offering an introduction to the physical therapy profession and current issues in physical therapy. The author offers practical strategies for students as they progress through professional education including financial considerations, professional behavior, performance expectations, legal and ethical issues as well as requirements and challenges faced during the transition from school to career. Special coverage of concerns of re-entry students, students with disabilities, and students with English as a second language are also addressed. Physical Therapy Professional Foundations: Keys to Success in School and Careeris a valuable resource for new graduate physical therapists as they prepare for and begin their careers. Topics that will assist them in this important stage are preparation for the licensure examination, entering the job market, common challenges for new graduate physical therapists, and planning for career development. This essential text contains numerous references and resources to provide opportunities for further research and professional development from such publications as theGuide to Physical Therapist Practice. This simple and straightforward approach will provide the keys to success for students in the field of physical therapy, as well as a reference and resource for physical therapy faculty and practicing clinicians. Dr. Kathleen A. Curtis is the winner of the “President’s Award of Excellence” for 2005 at California State University, Fresno Additional Topics Covered Inside: Learning and skill acquisition. Personal management decisions. Evidence-based practice and critical thinking. Interprofessional collaboration. Student roles in the American Physical Therapy Association.
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