Policies and Procedures
Student clinical internships will follow cognitive, psychomotor, and affective preparedness and predetermined curriculum milestones to assure students are prepared for the area they will be asked to practice as students of physical therapy. Students will be required to complete three diverse 12-week full time clinical affiliations at the end of each curricular year. Clinical internships may include but are not limited to skilled nursing home facilities, in-patient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation, acute care, hospital, home health, and school settings. In their last clinical internship, students will have the option of exploring specialty areas of practice including neurology, pediatrics, research, community health, sports medicine, geriatrics, industrial rehabilitation, wound care, women's health, hippotherapy, lymphedema management, and aquatic therapy. Students will graduate with an entry-level degree to practice as autonomous practitioners of physical therapy.
A consensus conference was convened in 2003 through APTA's Education Division and Research Department to identify research questions related to education. The conference outcome was a document that served as the blueprint for the development of a survey disseminated to a variety of stakeholders within the physical therapy education community. The final product from the conference and survey was used to define a set of priority ranked and categorized researchable questions.
Clinical Instructors and Students: Here is your access to the Clinical Performance Instrument (CPI): https://cpi2.amsapps.com/user_session/new
The clinical handbook (PDF) is a tool utilized to effectively communicate with clinical education faculty and Doctor of Physical Therapy students.
- A list of the responsibilities of the director of clinical education, clinical education faculty, and students.
- Provides a description of the rights and privileges of clinical education faculty