arrow $149 PACKAGES (30 HOURS)
arrow $99 PACKAGES (20 HOURS)
arrow Assistive Technology
arrow Clinical Medicine
arrow Documentation, Government Regulation & Reimbursement
arrow Ethics
arrow Geriatrics
arrow Home Health
arrow Neuro Rehab
arrow Orthopedics
arrow Pediatrics
arrow Pharmacology
arrow Wound Care

Ethics for Physical Therapy Clinicians: Real World Cases-UPDATED AUGUST 2016 (2 contact hours) (#109)

Course Level:  Intermediate

Item Number:  109

Hours:  2

Price:  $18.00

Online Price:  $9.00

Email Price:  $13.00

Check State Approvals:  Click Here

Special Notes:
Mail format of course material is in a 8 1/2" x 11" booklet. Beginning June 1, 2017 TX therapists are required to take the PT Board's Texas Jurisprudence Assessment Module (TX JAM) to meet the TX ethics and jurisprudence requirement.



The purpose of this course is to provide a good understanding of the ethical issues that Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants face every day. Using real world examples this course will show you, not just tell you, how ethical principles are applied in the professional life of a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant. This course includes the updated APTA Code of Ethics and Standards of Ethical Conduct for the Physical Therapist Assistant.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------***COURSE OBJECTIVES*** At the completion of this course, the therapist will:1. Recall the definition of ethics. 2. Recall hierarchy of standards of behavior. 3. Identify the difference between problems, issues and dilemmas. 4. Recall the theoretical basis for ethical decision-making. 5. Differentiate between morals and ethics. 6. Apply The APTA Guide to real world scenarios. 7. Explain the relationship between ethics and the law. 8. Apply a practical and useful model for decision making in the PT practice setting using real world cases. 9. Apply the APTA’s Code of Ethics for Professional Conduct for the PT and the Standards for the PTA.

Course Availability   HelpHelp

Course Availabilities

Online Online

All your course materials and exam will be available to you immediately through your PTcourses online account. Just login to view your course and take your exam when you are ready. Exams will be graded and certificates will be issued to your email account upon successful completion.

By Email By Email

With this option, your course materials and exam will be emailed directly to you. You may choose to print the exam and submit by fax or mail. Exam will be graded within 2 business days and a certificate of completion issued next day. Faxed copy of certificate available if you are pressed for time. You are automatically enrolled in the online testing program. YOU ARE NOT OBLIGATED TO TAKE THE EXAM ONLINE. YOU MAY SUBMIT THE PRINTED EXAM THAT IS SENT WITH YOUR EMAIL COURSE. INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED.

eBook eBook

Purchasing an eBook will give you access to that course through Just sign-up with them and enter your eBook code to download your eBook. The following courses are now available by eBook:#411e, #412e, #414e, #438e, #809e, and #1510e. You may print the emailed exam and submit by fax or mail. Exam will be graded within 2 business days and a certificate of completion issued next day. Faxed copy of certificate available if you are pressed for time.  You are automatically enrolled in the online testing program. YOU ARE NOT OBLIGATED TO TAKE THE EXAM ONLINE. YOU MAY SUBMIT THE PRINTED EXAM THAT IS SENT WITH YOUR EBOOK COURSE. INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED.

By Mail By Mail

Course(s) are mailed within 2 business days by first class, priority mail USPS, or UPS (overnight delivery is also available). ALLOW 5-7 BUSINESS DAYS FOR DELIVERY. You may submit exam by mail or fax. Exam will be graded within 2 business days and a certificate of completion issued next day. Faxed copy of certificate available if you are pressed for time. You are automatically enrolled in the online testing program. YOU ARE NOT OBLIGATED TO TAKE THE EXAM ONLINE. YOU MAY SUBMIT THE PRINTED EXAM THAT IS ENCLOSED IN YOUR MAIL PACKET. INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED.

Please select the type of course below by clicking a radio button (circle next to each option).


Please Select Where to Ship:

Overnight Shipping Option

Select YES for Overnight delivery in the US or  International shipping.  An additional  $45.00 will be added to your order.  

International Orders: No handling charge is assessed for online, email or eBook courses. The international shipping fee for mailed courses will be shown as "Overnight Option: $45.00" in the comments section of the order form.


Please Create an Account or Login to purchase courses.



Course Reviews

did the job!
Nidhi M., Oct. 26, 2018

good but questions needed to be more clear instead of just stating case number.
Emily D., Oct. 19, 2018

Good core information and examples. Worksheets practical. Always a good reminder to frequently review our practice acts and code of ethics. This course gives ample opportunity for thoughtful reflection of one’s own practices and motivations.
Michele H., Oct. 10, 2018

excellent, very helpful
pierre b., Sep. 25, 2018

I really enjoyed the coursework
Mohanambal P., Jul. 28, 2018

Thank you for this course. I really appreciated the real-life cases, and your approach.
Thank you.
Linda S., May. 30, 2018

satisfied thanks
JANE S., Apr. 24, 2018

Provided what it stated it would, worked for my needed ethics course.
Kendal A., Mar. 24, 2018

Very helpful and easy to follow outline
Brandon B., Jan. 27, 2018

This was a wonderful course! It is so refreshing to re-visit the importance and reason why we came physical therapists. It is difficult in the current health-care environment to keep our values and ethics intact, when we are encouraged by employers to keep patients on as long as possible.
Janice M., Nov. 28, 2017

This course was easy to read and complete. The test was straightforward. This is a nice way to earn your ethics CEUs.
Lori D., Sep. 30, 2017

course was informative
Karla B., Sep. 25, 2017

Super course, really well presented!

Geraldine S., OR & CA PT, Sep. 25, 2017

Nice job
Diane A., Jul. 9, 2017

Thorough and efficient way to complete a mandatory requirement
Heather G., May. 2, 2017

Useful guide on daily practice
Agnes P., Apr. 30, 2017

This course is beneficial for all physical therapists as it is an eye opener and a reminder of how important it is to be aware of PT practice acts and how important it is to be aware of all that is happening around you in your clinical environment. We are charged with ethical decision making regularly.
Terry Y., Apr. 24, 2017

This was a very useful course
Renee Cheney, Apr. 23, 2017

good ethics course
Giancarlo L., Apr. 19, 2017

Great thought provoking course
Danie N., Apr. 5, 2017

good review that was thought proviking
Valery M., Mar. 4, 2017

I really appreciated the practical aspect of this ethics course. It provoked a lot of thought and will help me in my clinical reasoning.

Jonathan S., CA PT, Feb. 27, 2017

I found the course to be very interesting as well as educational. I really enjoyed the real world examples, made it more interesting and applicable to our everyday PT jobs.
Teresa L., Feb. 18, 2017

This course was very informative and was specific to the rehab profession. Thank you for the great ethics course. I look forward to taking other courses.

Michael L., NY PT, Feb. 16, 2017

The real world senarios were helpful
Patricia B., Feb. 11, 2017

I have taken many ethics courses in the past. This study was by far one of the best – very well organized.
Lisa T., TX PT, Jan. 31, 2017

Very good Real World scenarios
Lynn W., Jan. 1, 2017

Excellent course
James R., Nov. 19, 2016

this course was very complete and informative
Janice C., Nov. 13, 2016

michael n., Nov. 8, 2016

I like this course because it gave real life scenarios. It helps me be aware and know what to do and be in the right all the time as a licensed professional.
Lisa D., Oct. 25, 2016

Thank you for the opportunity to participate. It was an excellent refresher for me and I can use the information for some peer education!
Chris A., PT in Australia, Oct. 17, 2016

very well put together course, easy to understand
Brandey K., Oct. 8, 2016

Very good course
mary s., Sep. 18, 2016

Good course on ethics. Enjoyed case scenarios.
Melissa M., Sep. 14, 2016

This is probably my favorite ethics course ever. I like the "real world cases". I liked a lot the quotes cited throughout the text. The case scenarios made the course more interesting and helped to apply the principles learned.
Katherine P., Sep. 5, 2016

Love the real world examples
Dawn F., Aug. 24, 2016

Learned quite a bit from this ethics course. Will recommend to my peers/co-workers.

Jose Juan N., TX PTA, May. 27, 2016

Enjoyed the examples/scenarios. The letter “from jail” was a real eye-opener to be aware of your surroundings!!
Kristen E., TX PT, May. 11, 2016

Jennifer L., Mar. 22, 2016

Well written and applicable to practice. Thought provoking as well.
Margaret H., Feb. 23, 2016

This course was written well with good examples which kept my interest.
Suzanne C., Feb. 12, 2016

Thought provoking scenarios
eileen k., Jan. 24, 2016

I found the material to presented more meaningfully, straight forward as compared to other ethic courses I have taken. I found the case scenarios to be very helpful in the application of ethics to the real world. I recommend this course to others.
Alan P., Jan. 16, 2016

lots of good information and some is a review of things that we already know, but a good reminder of what to do if faced with an ethical situation.
Laura K., Jan. 6, 2016

Very informative and thought provoking.
Paige M., Dec. 12, 2015

Good Course for money
Kelli B., Dec. 4, 2015

Great course, made me think and realize where our field is going and how to protect my patients and myself.
Llewellyn T., Nov. 29, 2015

Great course and held my interest.
Christine G., Nov. 23, 2015

Great course, easy to read & understand, very informative.
Agnes Collen R. S., FL PT, Oct. 9, 2015

This is a good course covering good ethics topics and review. I like the real world examples, which makes to concepts more applicable.
Marcia D., Oct. 8, 2015

I enjoyed the way in which the information was presented. I found this course refreshing in its presentation and was able to mentally apply principles to my work environment. I have taken ethics many times over the years and appreciate a different approach!
Emily De L., PTA TN, Sep. 14, 2015

Excellent course
Dennis D., Aug. 29, 2015

I enjoyed the course. It was refreshing to have biblical references included in the content. Very good real world examples of applied ethics. Will recommend to friends.
John W, Aug. 19, 2015

good course
Marilynn P, Aug. 6, 2015

This course was direct and to the point. I thought it was very good.
Robert M, Aug. 3, 2015

I thought this course was well organized and helpful
Heidi K, Jul. 16, 2015

This course is a good reminder of our professional responsibilities with relatable real life examples.
Anna U, Jul. 12, 2015

A good review of the PT Code of Ethics and how it relates to everyday situations. Easy to follow with good examples provided.
Catherine M, Jun. 29, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed getting refreshed in the Code of Ethics by way of your course. It was well put together and easy to understand. I will recommend it to my colleges
Lisa H, Jun. 3, 2015

I liked this course! It made ethics more interesting than usual and the cases are indeed ‘real life’ situations that any of us could encounter!
Elizabeth W., PT – CA & MA, May. 21, 2015

Really enjoyed this course. Liked the real-life scenarios; they
helped me to apply it to actual cases.
Katherine Z, May. 17, 2015

Great course! I learned a lot of important info to apply to my real world cases.

Tina K – CA PTA, May. 7, 2015

This course was good because it provided real life scenarios.
alison a., Mar. 28, 2015

this was a good review of PT ethics and good examples of cases that can come up.
Jennifer H, Mar. 17, 2015

This was a great course.
Ashlee M, Mar. 14, 2015

It was a good course and would recommend it to others
kristofer l, Mar. 13, 2015

I thought this was a very good course that filled all of its objectives and would be worthwhile for any PT or PTA to brush up on in their CE.
Jeffrey W – PA PTA, Mar. 10, 2015

Very clear and concise information ,
edgar v, Feb. 23, 2015

Really like this CEU! Very well written, easy to follow, enjoyable for an ethics course
Marissa H, Feb. 11, 2015

great review
Marijke O, Jan. 29, 2015

fair review of ethics
Kelly S, Jan. 27, 2015

Veronica C, Jan. 12, 2015

This course met my expectations. It was well presented with a good sequential development of ideas. The only question on the exam that I was ambivalent about even after rereading the course material was #19, an argument could be made for each principle listed.

overall a very good course.
Elizabeth B. F, Jan. 12, 2015

This was a helpful course with good examples and well-described methods for evaluation and decision-making in real-life ethical problems and dilemmas. It also included links to helpful sites and a good reference list.
Kathryn G-R, Jan. 8, 2015

Great reminder that a good PT is an ethical PT.
Elizabeth Y, Jan. 6, 2015

The information was clearly written. The subject material made me take notice of ethical issues at facilities where I work.
Mark H, Dec. 14, 2014

Good, thorough and concise information in easy to understand outline & format.
Maria S, Oct. 26, 2014

well written course
Christy J, Sep. 8, 2014

The course was informative and presented well.
LYNDA HAZEL S., Aug. 23, 2014

well organized and highly relevant
Erelle John C, Aug. 2, 2014

Real world scenarios are helpful and valuable because they show us how easily things can happen and how each case needs special attention to implement the right course of action.
PS, May. 16, 2014

necessary course
AH, Jun. 24, 2013



* Quantity discounts available: 10% off 2-4 mail, email or eBook courses, 15% off 5 or more mail, email or eBook courses.


International Orders: ~extra $45 fee for delivery outside United States.