We are excited about the quality of our clinical education program in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the Augusta University.
Clinical education experiences are designed and planned to afford students opportunities to demonstrate mastery of the program's expectations for clinical performance. Students are required to seek assignments that will ultimately provide them with the education and experience they need to function as entry-level practitioners working with clients across the lifespan and continuum of care.
Second-year students participate in an eight-week full-time clinical experience during the Summer semester. The focus of this course is on evaluation and intervention techniques used in the management of musculoskeletal conditions.
Third-year students participate in two full-time clinical education experiences scheduled during the Fall and Spring semesters. The expectation is that students will progress toward greater independence and improved consistency and efficiency with performance in increasingly complex environments and with increasingly complex patient/client problems.