This course is designed to provide the opportunity for the student to apply previously learned assessments, procedures and skills to direct patient care under the supervision of a licensed practitioner of physical therapy. The student will participate in one full time five - week affiliation in either an acute, rehab or out-patient setting that provides a variety of clinical experiences with a diverse patient population. Each student is assigned to a clinical instructor, who is primarily responsible for planning clinical experiences reflective of course learning outcomes and current practice, evaluation of student performance and providing immediate feedback to facilitate learning. The student will have the opportunity to master skills learned in the laboratory setting and integrate behaviors reflective of professional competency within the scope of practice of the physical therapist assistant. This course may be offered with an integrated service-learning experience.
Enrollment in the Physical Therapist Assistant program