Learn from the Best

Clinical experiences are a crucial aspect of the student’s development as a physical therapist allowing them to gain important skills and develop professional behaviors to become effective clinicians in various patient populations and settings.  Clinical internships are designed to provide students with experience in the evaluation and management of patients with musculoskeletal dysfunctions, neuromuscular and cardiopulmonary disorders and acute care diagnoses.  The progression of expectations and objectives for each clinical experience are designed to reach entry-level expectations and DMU defined student learning outcomes at the end of the curriculum.  Each student is expected to complete an inpatient and outpatient clinical internship as well as two elective experiences.

Clinical Partners

Our clinical partners are a crucial aspect of the student’s development as a physical therapist.  With their assistance, our students become effective clinicians gaining hands-on experience in the evaluation and management of patients within various patient populations and settings.

For more in-depth information about being a clinical partner please view the Clinical Education Handbook.

Interested in becoming a clinical partner?

If your site is interested in learning more about our clinical education program or about becoming a clinical partner, please complete our questionnaire and we will get back to you. You may also contact one of our clinical education team members listed below.

Fill out the clinical partner questionnaire

PT CPI for Clinical Instructors

Clinical Education Team

Tracy Porter

D.P.T.

Assistant Director Clinical Education
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Tracy.Porter@dmu.edu
515-271-1390

Cynthia Utley

D.P.T.

Director of Clinical Education
Doctor of Physical Therapy
cynthia.utley@dmu.edu
515-271-1615