Professional Practice Education

Entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy students graduate with 44 weeks of clinical experience and patient interaction, beginning with a diverse patient population at the School of Physical Therapy’s Community Clinic.

Students will participate in a total of 44 weeks of Professional Practice (Clinical) experiences. A variety of opportunities will be provided to the students in Texas as well as throughout the US. The Director of Professional Practice Education will work closely with the students in the selection process.

Download the Professional Practice Education Manual.

DPT 6318 Professional Practice Education I - 6 weeks at the end of the 3rd semester during the 2nd academic year (PT2)

DPT 7428 Professional Practice Education II - 8 weeks at the beginning of the 6th semester during the 3rd academic year (PT3)

DPT 8818 Professional Practice Education III - 16 weeks during the 7th semester during the 4th academic year (PT4)

DPT 8728 Emerging Roles in Physical Therapy Practice IV - Individualized 14-week experience during the 8th and last semester of the 4th academic year (PT4)

For additional questions, contact:

Chad Jackson, PT, DPT, OCS
Director, Professional Practice Education

Jaime Gonzalez, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
Assistant Director, Professional Practice Education

Victoria Shipley
Administrative Assistant, Professional Practice Education

Mailing Address
University of the Incarnate Word
School of Physical Therapy
4301 Broadway CPO 412
San Antonio, TX 78209

Physical Address
9160 Guilbeau Rd
San Antonio, TX, 78250