PTY 718: Clinical Education II

Class Program
Credits 8

This full-time 12-week clinical education experience follows successful completion of the second full 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 therapeutic setting. It is expected that the majority of patients encountered in this clinical experience will be those who have orthopedic, musculoskeletal/sports, cardiopulmonary, integumentary, and/or neuromuscular impairments, since students have fully completed those areas of the academic curriculum. Students will begin to integrate the five elements of patient/client management (as outlined in the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice)- examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, and intervention under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist. Successful completion of this clinical education component is a requirement for completion of the physical therapy curriculum. This course is open only to students enrolled in the entry level DPT program.