Clinical Education

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Integrated Clinical Experiences:

You will gain hands-on experience through a variety of integrated clinical experiences in the first two years of the program. Integrated clinical experiences build on the information you learn in the classroom. For example, during the courses focused on acute care, students are assigned to an acute care setting to experience specialty clinics, post-surgical management, and intensive care.

Balance, Movement, and Wellness Center:

In the on-campus, pro-bono Balance, Movement, and Wellness Center, you will gain experience working with real patients. You will work together with our expert faculty and other students to help improve patients’ strength, flexibility, endurance, balance, and overall wellness through group exercise classes that focus on patients’ individual needs.

Clinical Rotations:

In the final year of the program, you will participate in three, full-time off-campus clinical education experiences. Each experience is 10 weeks long—one in an outpatient orthopedic setting, one in a complex medical setting such as inpatient acute, acute rehab, subacute rehab or homecare, and an elective in the area in which you have a strong passion for.