D.P.T. student with SPAL patient
Physical therapy students gain relevant, hands-on experience in the Standardized Performance Assessment Laboratory (SPAL).
SPAL lets faculty assess doctor of physical therapy students’ skills, attitudes and provider/patient relationships in a real-world setting.
SPAL allows physical therapy students to enhance communication and diagnostic reasoning skills before working with patients in clinical settings.
- 12 clinical examination rooms – each equipped with a digital audio/video camera, intercom system, one-way glass for observation and two computers for faculty and standardized patients to complete evaluations
- Control room – where all 12 rooms are timed, monitored and video captured
- Rooms for post-encounter documentation and debriefing
- Video streaming – allows students to view and critique their own encounters online while on campus
Learn more about SPAL