The clinical education program consists of seven clinical experiences integrated into the academic curriculum:
DPT 580 2-weeks in inpatient care1. Completed Year One, Winter
DPT 582 3-weeks in a generalist setting. Completed Year One, Summer
DPT 680 2-weeks in student's choice of practice area2. Completed Year Two, Fall
DPT 780 2-weeks in student's choice of practice area. Completed Year Two, Spring
DPT 781 8-weeks in outpatient musculoskeletal3. Completed Year Three, Summer
DPT 782 8-weeks in neuromuscular. Completed Year Three, Fall
DPT 784 10-weeks in acute care. Completed Year Three, Fall
For more information on clinical education, please contact Lynn M. Frank, PT, DPT, DCE at 563-333-6407 or FrankLynnM@sau.edu or Kristin Ryan, PT, DPT, CLT, DCE at 563-333-5890 or RyanKristinS@sau.edu.
1 Inpatient includes acute care, skilled nursing facility, or inpatient neuro rehabilitation
2 Student choice examples include, but are not limited to: pediatrics, women's health, sports, lymphedema, wound care, etc.
3 The three final settings (outpatient, neuro, and acute care) can be completed in any order
Michael Puthoff, PT, PhD, Program Director
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Center for Health Sciences Education
1320 W. Lombard St.
Davenport, IA 52804