Clinical education for physical therapist assistant students includes clinical experiences during the summer session as well as in the final semester of the Physical Therapist Assistant program. During the summer, clinical education consists of a 4 week full time affiliation with limited patient treatment under direct supervision. This clinical affiliation is designed to reinforce classroom knowledge and provide practice in learning to treat real disabilities, as well as to gain insight into the varied role of the physical therapist assistant. The students are responsible for maintaining other academic course work as well.
Each student will participate in 3 Clinical Affiliations:
Please see the PTA student handbook for complete information regarding clinical education.