University of Delaware (UD) Physical Therapy Clinical Services are private, outpatient facilities located on the University of Delaware Campus. The Sports, Orthopedic, Neurologic and Older Adult clinics are located in the STAR Health Sciences Complex. These clinics are very closely integrated with the Physical Therapy program and serve primarily as teaching clinics for students of the entry-level graduate program. In addition to working with clinical instructors who are board certified clinical specialists, students work with a number of faculty members during consultations and treatments. Other opportunities such as observing surgery, physician office hours, writing case studies, and participating in clinical research are also available to the students. All affiliation rotations will be in a 2:1 model (student to CI ratio).
Three terminal full-time clinical education experiences occur at the conclusion of the didactic curriculum. Each clinical internship is 10 weeks in length. Students are required to complete internships in the following areas: multisystem complexity (inpatient), rehabilitation (outpatient), and elective (practice setting or population of choice). The identification and development of quality clinical partners has been a strategic priority and has resulted in the maintenance of clinical contracts with over 321 facilities throughout the United States. Students are also required to complete three, semester-long, part-time, integrated clinical education experiences (ICEs) during the first two years in the program. All students will complete ICEs in the following areas: sports and orthopedics, neurologic and older adult and pediatrics.
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