PTY 608: Clinical Education I

Class Program
Credits 5

This full-time clinical education experience during the summer follows successful completion of the first year of the professional curriculum. This clinical education component gives the students an opportunity to apply their didactic material and to interact with patients in a general health care facility, hospital, skilled nursing facility or private practice. It is expected that the majority of patients encountered in the first clinical education component will be those who have orthopedic/musculoskeletal or integumentary impairments. Some patients with CNS and/or cardiopulmonary impairments as a primary diagnosis may be seen, but these should not be the major caseload for student at this level. Practice of examination, goal setting, documentation and application of physical therapy interventions appropriate to the student's skill level are carried out under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist. Students are expected to practice in a safe, professional, and ethical manner with adherence to legal practice standards. This course is open only to students enrolled in the entry level DPT program.


PTY 503, PTY 507, PTY 509, PTY 611