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Clinical Education I
Credits: 6 cr.
Clinical Education I is the first internship of the DPT Program and occurs at the end of the first year. For this internship, the student is placed in one clinical setting, full-time for eight consecutive weeks.
The student will deliver direct physical therapy services to patients/clients under the supervision of a physical therapist/s (clinical instructor/s). The primary purpose of this internship is to allow the student to gain experience in basic patient/client management in either an orthopedic outpatient, acute care, general practice (rural hospital), or subacute/skilled nursing facility.
Emphasis will be placed on the clinical application and integration of the knowledge and skills learned during the first year of the DPT Program. The student will also have the opportunity to participate in learning experiences unique to the clinical site, such as observation of surgery, medical rounds, staff meetings/inservices, diagnostic tests and/or other services (occupational therapy, speech/language pathology, respiratory therapy, prosthetics/orthotics, etc.).
Successful completion of prior DPT coursework.