Professional Practice Education

Entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy students graduate with 34 weeks of clinical experience and patient interaction, beginning with a diverse patient population at the School of Physical Therapy’s Community Clinic.

Students participate in a total of 34 weeks of Professional Practice (clinical) experiences. A variety of opportunities in Texas and throughout the U.S. are provided to the students. The Director of Professional Practice Education will work closely with the students in the selection process.

View the Updated Professional Practice Education Manual (2024).



DPT 7518- Professional Practice Education I - 10 weeks at the end of the 5th semester

DPT 7628- Professional Practice Education II - 12 weeks that comprise the 6th semester

DPT 8618- Professional Practice Education III - 12 weeks that comprise 7th semester

Check out the locations where our students have conducted their clinical education experiences!

  • Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX
  • Randolph AFB, Universal City, TX
  • BAMC, Ft. Sam, TX
  • Anchorage, AK
  • Denver, CO
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Tacoma, WA
  • Morgantown, WV
  • Lake Charles, LA
  • Gainesville, GA
  • Fremont, NE
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Sioux Falls, SD
  • Palm Harbor, FL
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Portland, OR
  • Key West, FL
  • Germantown, TN
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Landstuhl, Germany
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • San Diego, CA
  • Orlando, FL
  • Provo, UT
  • Little Rock, AR
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Greensburg, PA
  • Carlsbad, NM
  • Casper, WY
  • Jackson, OH
  • Chicago, IL
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Novi, MI
  • Lebanon, NH
  • Mexico
  • India
  • Schofield Barracks, HI
  • Cherry Hill, NJ
  • Wright-Pat AFB, Dayton, OH

For additional questions, contact:

Nathan Brown, PT, DPT, GCS
Director, Professional Practice Education
(210) 283-6933

Lily Faz
Administrative Assistant, Professional Practice Education
(210) 283-6939

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

Physical Address
9160 Guilbeau Rd
San Antonio, TX, 78250