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Clinical Education and Instruction in Manchester’s PT Program

Experiential learning opportunities set you up for success at Manchester University through supervised participation in physical therapy practices. Academic credit and internship hours (30 weeks or 1200 hours) are required by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

At MU Fort Wayne, our physical therapy clinical instructors create learning opportunities for students by assigning patient cases, demonstrating assessment and treatment techniques, and facilitating discussions on patient care plans and interventions. They assess students' clinical skills, professionalism, and readiness for independent practice, and provide constructive feedback to support their growth and development.

Becoming a Clinical Instructor within the Physical Therapy Program at MU

Clinical instructors play a crucial role in the professional development of physical therapy students by providing guidance, instruction, and hands-on training in clinical settings. They help students apply theoretical knowledge gained in the classroom to real-life patient care scenarios, teaching them clinical skills, decision-making abilities, and professional conduct. Clinical instructors also evaluate students' performance, provide feedback, and assess their readiness to transition into independent practice as physical therapists.

If you have an interest in learning more about the Clinical Instructor Program at Manchester University, the best place to begin is by reviewing our syllabus and handbook.

Apply Now to Become a Clinical Instructor through MU Fort Wayne

You can begin the application process of becoming a physical therapy clinical instructor with Manchester University by clicking the application link and using institution code: DPTCLINICALINSTRUCTOR. For more information, we encourage you to visit our Faculty and Staff webpage and send us an email.