PT 664

Physical Therapy Administration

This course covers the role of physical therapists in administrative settings and leadership roles. An overview of the costs of providing physical therapy and who pays for services is presented. Constraints and benefits of care delivery in various practice environments are discussed. Leadership is presented as a vital skill for all physical therapists, ranging from treating a patient one-on-one to roles managing staffs, departments, and serving the profession through volunteer positions in state and national professional associations. Students learn to lead from any level and understand the role physical therapy leaders have in healthcare.