The SUPT curriculum includes three integrated clinical experiences (part-time) and three clinical internships (full-time).
Integrated clinical experiences (part-time):
The primary goal of the integrated clinical experience is to allow the student hands-on opportunities with patients/clients. Continuity of care is NOT expected.
Each course consists of one day/week for a period of 10 weeks and occur in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th semesters of the program
Under the direction of a licensed physical therapist, the integrated clinical experiences develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes acquired to date in the classroom, labs, and clinic, to application in the clinical environment
Adherence to and a progression of PT Professional Behaviors are expected
The integrated clinical experiences are varied between ambulatory and non-ambulatory settings
Full-time clinical internship experiences:
The first full-time clinical experience is the application and demonstration of problem solving skills in the clinical environment to the level of an advanced-intermediate clinician and occurs at the end of two years on the program
The emphasis of the the final two full-time learning experiences is for the student to progress to the level of an entry-level clinician in that setting and occur at the end of all academic coursework
- The full-time clinical experiences are varied between ambulatory and non-ambulatory settings