Essential Functions in the Affective Domain

  • Interact effectively and sensitively using appropriate verbal, nonverbal, and written communication skills with faculty, peers, other members of the health care team, and patients/clients, and caregivers.

  • Read, write and interpret written and nonverbal communication at a competency level that allows one to safely function in classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings.

  • Recognize the impact and influence of age, lifestyle, family or peer support, socioeconomic class, culture, beliefs, race, and abilities on faculty, peers, other members of the health care team, and patients/clients, and caregivers.

  • Recognize the psychosocial impact of movement dysfunction and disability on the client and caregivers and integrate these needs into patient examinations, evaluations, assessments, interventions, discharges, and or referrals.

  • Efficiently organize and prioritize multiple tasks, integrate and critically analyze information, and formulate applicable decisions.

  • Practice in a safe, ethical, and legal manner, following guidelines for standard practice as established by federal, state, and local law, the College, clinical facilities, the APTA, and related professional organizations.

  • Accept personal responsibility for all actions, reactions, and inactions.

  • Demonstrate responsibility for self-assessment, professional growth and development.

  • Effectively and consistently manage personal stress and appropriately respond to the stress of others.

  • Speak and write effectively in English to convey information to other individuals and groups.