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Online: Professionalism Module 1: Introduction to Professionalism
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Author: APTA Task Force on Professionalism and APTA Staff

Jody S (Gandy) Frost, PT, DPT, PhD

Price: $0 Member | $48 Nonmember
CEU: 0.2 CEUs (2.0 contact hours/CCUs) will be awarded upon successful completion of a multiple choice test. You must complete the online posttest with at least 70% accuracy in order to claim CEU credit.
Publication Date: August 2008
Delivery Method:
Online Course: This course consists of a narrated PowerPoint® presentation and a posttest. Handouts, when made available by the presenters, are available as downloadable PDFs within the course. Computer System Requirements.
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Overview | Objectives | Presenters Bios | CEU Information | System Requirements

The Professionalism Series consists of 10 modules. Module 1: Introduction to Professionalism includes a course overview for all 10 modules in the series and introduces you to the concepts of professionalism and autonomous practice. It also discusses the APTA Core Values, the relationship between the 3 elements of the professionalism wheel and the 3 realms of ethics, and the attributes of a doctoring profession.

This module helps fulfill the professionalism prerequisite requirement for completing APTA's Advanced Clinical Instructor Education and Credentialing Program. You do not have to be enrolled in the Advanced CIECP to take this course and earn CEU credit.

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After completing this module, you should be able to:
  • Identify the six elements of Vision 2020.
  • Define the attributes of a doctoring profession vs. attributes of a non-doctoring profession.
  • Identify the definitions of professional, code of ethics, and autonomy.
  • Identify examples of how an autonomous physical therapist would function in daily practice.
  • Recognize the relationship between the three elements of the professionalism wheel and the three realms of ethics.
  • Recognize the APTA Core Values.

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Presenter(s) Bios

Jody (Gandy) Frost, PT, DPT, PhD is the Director of the Department of Academic/Clinical Education Affairs at the American Physical Therapy Association.

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CEU Information

On successful completion of the examination, 0.2 CEUs (2.0 contact hours.CCUs) and a certificate of completion will be awarded. The American Physical Therapy Association has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. Provider (#380).

Many state agencies recognize APTA as a recognized or approved provider for continuing education. The following state agencies have granted prior approval for this continuing education offering:

  • California Physical Therapy Association: CPTA2014-2015
  • Nevada Board of Physical Therapy Examiners: 0.2 Units
  • Ohio State Board of Physical Therapy: 15S0157
  • Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure & Supervision: 2 Category B Hours
  • Pennsylvania: Denied
  • Texas Physical Therapy Association: 1609016TX (Does not meet Texas ethics requirements)

Please note: Licensees should verify with their state licensing board for acceptance of continuing education units by reviewing the relevant state practice act and/or administrative code.

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System Requirements

Online Course: This course consists of a narrated PowerPoint® presentation, interactive knowledge checks, and a posttest.
Computer System Requirements

Keywords: Professional Issues, Education, Practice Administration

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