Leveraging Education And Research iN Physical Therapy (LEARN PT) Lab
The mission of the Leveraging Education And Research iN Physical Therapy (LEARN PT) lab is to promote excellence and collaboration to optimize physical therapy education.
The lab has developed a comprehensive research project to assess learner progress in physical therapy doctoral degree programs in four domains (professionalism, communication, clinical reasoning, adaptability) across the program. The innovative assessment tool (LEARN PT Rubric) can be completed by students, faculty, and/or clinicians. Combined with student reflections, it will provide a robust assessment of learner progress in these four domains.
In addition to the above, scientists in the LEARN PT lab seek to understand the following:
1. The impact of interprofessional education and/or practice on physical therapy students.
2. The effects of the use of lab technique videos in physical therapy education.
3. The facilitation of clinical reasoning throughout physical therapy education.
4. The use of simulation, integrated across the continuum of physical therapy education.
5. The impact that grit and resiliency has on performance in clinical performance in physical therapy education.
6. The use of the humanities to facilitate broader domains of health professions education.
7. Factors that influence teaching and learning in clinical education.
8. Predictors of student clinical performance
Meet the LEARN PT Lab Research Team
Lab team members above (from left): Jason Rucker, Stacia Troshynski-Brown, Mildred Oligbo, Yvonne Colgrove, Scarlett Morris, and Stephen Jernigan.
View the researchers' bios:
- Stephen Jernigan, Ph.D., PT
- Yvonne Colgrove, Ph.D., PT
- Jason Rucker, Ph.D., PT
- Stacia Troshynski-Brown, DPT, PT, OCS
- Mildred Oligbo, DPT, PT
- Scarlett Morris, DPT, PT, MTC, OSC
- Viswa Gangeddula, graduate research assistant
PTRS pilot grant – $17,417
PI Steve Jernigan; Co-Investigators Yvonne Colgrove, Jason Rucker, Stacia Troshynski-Brown, Mildred Oligbo, Scarlett Morris