||This required course is the first of a 3-part education sequence designed specifically for the physical therapy curriculum. Teaching patients, family members and/or caregivers about impairments, physical therapy interventions, home exercises, wellness, and injury prevention is an important skill for physical therapists. Using appropriate, culturally sensitive communication strategies allows the physical therapist to work effectively with individuals across the lifespan. Utilizing principles of learning and developing varied teaching strategies prepare the student to interact successfully with others. Motivational techniques and conflict resolution approaches provide the student with additional strategies for behavior change.