Background and Purpose.
The purpose of this report is to present a professional physical therapist curricular model that integrates content and theory about wellness and prevention for adults and older adults with selfcontained clinical education experiences in a Teaching Laboratory Practice (TLP).
A series of three TLP courses are incorporated into the curriculum to introduce students to wellness and prevention assessments and interventions of adults and older adults who have progressively more complex medical conditions and reside in a variety of environments.
Results and Conclusion.
The assessment of the TLP is divided into three areas: client demographics, client satisfaction, and effectiveness of the student experiential education. The mean client satisfaction rating is high. The objectives of each TLP course are rated as being met. The students become more skilled in providing wellness and prevention over the course of the three TLP courses and are rated as professional in wellness and prevention by clinical instructors during the students' terminal internship.