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.

  • Professional Practice Education Sequence

    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)

  • Contact Professional Practice Education

    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