The Role of Co-Director of Clinical
An individual who provides the overall organization, coordination and
supervision of physical therapy clinical education experiences.
Co-Director of Clinical Education
Bala, PT, DPT, WCC, CWS, FACCWS
Director of Clinical Education
Clinical Education Program
The clinical education courses are Clinical Experience I (PHYT 7729), Clinical Experience II, III, IV, and V (PHYT 8801, 8803, 9805, 9807). Clinical Experience I occurs at the end of the first year of study and serves to integrate the foundational sciences with the patient management courses. Clinical Experiences II and III occur in sequence during the second year after the student has completed all patient management courses and most of the clinical science courses.
In spring of the third year, students complete Clinical Experience IV and V after all academic courses. Students are required to complete one inpatient experience, one outpatient experience, one experience that focuses primarily on patients with musculoskeletal conditions, and one experience that focuses primarily on patients with neurological disorders. Additionally, during Clinical Experience II and III, students gather data from a patient/client, with their informed consent, for a case report.
- Please contact the
DCE for the dates of future clinical experiences
Interested in Becoming a Clinical Instructor?
Clinical Instructor Requirements:
- A minimum of one year of clinical experience as a physical
- Licensure as a physical therapist in the state in which you
- A desire to mentor students;
- Effective role model and clinical teacher
We welcome alternate models of clinical supervision, including:
- 2 students: 1 clinical instructor, and
- 1 student: 2 clinical
Support is available to clinical sites and clinical
instructors as follows:
- Establishing and enriching student programs
- Providing educational programs
- Offering support during clinical experiences
Contact either Director of Clinical Education to get started
with the clinical education contract process.