The clinical education program for physical therapy students is designed to parallel and enrich coursework. It offers a practical, hands-on experience for graduate students to apply academic knowledge in the clinical environment and focuses on providing each student with supervised practice opportunities in a variety of clinical environments. Four full-time clinical experiences that total 38 weeks are required The DPT Program maintains affiliation agreements with 400+ clinical facilities throughout the country.
Clinical placement is based upon the student's educational and clinical needs, clinical site availability and consultation with the Directors of Clinical Education. Local clinical internships are within 1.5 hours of the Program. Clinical internships may also include sites that are out of state. Travel to clinical sites that are affiliated with the University is required and is the responsibility of the student. Physical therapy students are responsible for costs incurred during clinical affiliations, including travel and living expenses.
Additional information about our Clinical Education Program is available to all Center Coordinators of Clinical Education (CCCE) and all Clinical Instructors (CI) affiliated with our program by contacting our Directors of Clinical Education (DCEs), Dennise Krencicki PT, DPT, MA, firstname.lastname@example.org and Sheena MacFarlane, PT, DPT, CCS, email@example.com.
Student Immunization, Insurance, and Health Requirements
Students are required to meet all University insurance, health, and immunization requirements prior to beginning the program and throughout the period of enrollment. Immunization requirements can be found at the following link: