Doctor of Physical Therapy - Clinical Education

Clinical Education

Students enrolled in Trine University's Doctor of physical Therapy program will be required to participate in clinical education experiences and internships in addition to the didactic coursework within the curriculum.  These experiences will include part-time integrated clinical experience during the first five semesters and four full-time clinical internships. 

It is Trine University's DPT program philosophy "to bring students to the real world of physical therapy" and so 34 weeks of the curriculum are dedicated to full-time clinical internships.  Students are required to complete clinical affiliations in a variety of settings with the intended goal to be an entry-level physical therapist at graduation. 

Any further questions about clinical education should be directed to the Director of Clinical Education (DCE), Kimberly Beran-Shepler,

Please email or contact the DCE if you have an interest in becoming a clinical site for Trine University's DPT program.

>>> Clinical Education Faculty Handbook 

>>> Clinical Site Information Form

>>> Clinical Placement Letter (2016)

>>> Clinical Site Request (2016)