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Course Objectives:

  • Define common bioethical terminology

  • Use the APTA Code of Ethics and APTA Standards of Ethical Conduct for the Physical Therapist Assistant as tools for ethical decision making

  • Apply the RIPS Model of Ethical Decision- Making to ethical case analysis

  • Demonstrate through case analysis the ability to identify ethical conflicts and support a resolution to an ethical dilemma

 DISCLAIMER:  at 30:10 min./sec. to 30:41 min./sec - "Regarding areas of Principle 6 and Standard 6, there are these particular issues that certainly fall under Principle 6 and Standard 6, and they DO NOT demonstrate excellence by a provider.  They are as follows: "Attending only free courses whether or not they enhance your practice, and also working in promoting an environment that is not professionally healthy because the pay is good or the change would be difficult are ways to demonstrate excellence".  They are the negative implications with this Principle 6 and Standard 6.



JURISPRUDENCE – The Legal Basis of


Physical Therapy Practice 


Course ObjectivesThis course covers legal issues in physical therapy and the Tennessee Practice Act and Rules Governing the Practicing of Physical Therapy.

  • Describe the purpose of the Practice Act and Rules.

  • Recognize the types of disciplinary action that may be taken against a licensee.

  • Describe offenses that may lead to disciplinary action.

  • Explain the rules of supervision for PTA's and other personnel.

  • Describe the Practice Act and Rules related to the definition & scope of practice, disclosures, & administrative requirements.

  • Recognize that there are legal issues and obligations in addition to the Practice Act and Rules that affect physical therapy practice.


Please allow up to 2 business days to process. After payment is received and processed you will be emailed the course content and the link to the course. You will have one week (7 days) to take the course. Once you have completed the two hour course, completed and passed the post test, an evaluation form will be emailed for completion. When all criteria are met, your certificate will be mailed to you.

All correspondence will be processed during normal business hours. 8:00am to 5:00pm Central time - Monday thru Friday


Cost for APTA Tennessee members only:  $25 each course

Cost for Non-Member of APTA Tennessee - $30 each course


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2. Click PAY NOW button below to pay securely online.

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