This initial clinical experience provides students with opportunities to improve their data collection skills and reinforce intervention techniques and concepts of proper body mechanics, therapist safety, and client safety. Students will also improve communication skills, including documentation of goals, intervention plans, and patient progress. Semester Credit Hours 6.00 Semester Credit Hours. Lecture Contact Hours: 0. Lab Contact Hours: 0. Clinical Contact Hours: 270. Prerequisites: PT 240 Patient Care for Special Populations, PT 210 Clinical Practicum PreparationPT 260 Professional Issues. Corequisite: None.