The clinical education component of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program allows students to apply knowledge and skills learned in the classroom to real-life situations in a variety of settings (orthopedics, pediatrics, neurology, geriatrics, etc.), thus experiencing our wonderful profession firsthand, developing working relationships with practicing therapists, and perhaps even discovering what physical therapy specialization they might pursue after graduation.
Students are required to complete clinical experiences in which they manage patients with health care needs at various levels of acuity and in different clinical environments, while interacting with various compositions of health care teams.
To learn more about Physical Therapy clinical education please visit The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) website. You could also reach us directly at 201-941-2240 or you could email our clinical director Dr. Frank J. Scerbo at firstname.lastname@example.org.