Clinical Doctorate of Physical Therapy

While a part of the Clinical Doctorate of Physical Therapy program, students complete a total of 38 weeks of full time (40 hours per week) clinical education.  During this time, students work with licensed Physical Therapists to enhance their clinical skills and gain more practical knowledge.  The objectives of each clinical experience evolve as the level of coursework increases.  Clinical education sites for full-time experiences are available throughout Michigan and the United States.

In addition to full-time clinical experiences, throughout the program students participate in clinical observation experiences that accompany academic classes.  Through these observations, students gain an enhanced understanding of what they are studying in concurrent courses.

Full-time clinical experiences are completed as follows:
Third Term (Spring/Summer):
 PT 636 (4 credits) – 5 weeks 

Fifth Term (Winter):
PT 656 (5 credits) – 6 weeks

Seventh Term (Fall):
PT 675 (6 credits) – 9 weeks
 PT 677 (6 credits) – 9 weeks

Ninth Term (Spring/Summer):
PT 698 (6 credits) – 9 weeks


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