Hands on learning

As a student of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, you will have a variety of opportunities to apply your learned skills through hands-on clinical experiences. Our Integrated Clinical Education courses allow students to spend time in the classroom and the clinic concurrently.

Because of the clinical experiences, you will enter the profession as a physical therapy practitioner prepared to:

  • Communicate verbally and in writing with patient/clients and their caregivers, colleagues, legislators, third-party payers, and other constituents
  • Demonstrate decision-making skills including clinical reasoning, clinical judgment, and reflective practice
  • Screen patients/clients to determine the need for further examination or consultation by a PT or referral to another health care professional
  • Establish a collaborative physical therapy plan of care that is safe, effective, patient/client-centered, and evidence-based