UNTHSC Physical Therapy Clinical Education

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Clinical Education Objectives

The UNTHSC’s Physical Therapy Program includes clinical education experiences that are designed to serve the program’s mission for graduating students who are prepared for entry-level practice. Consequently, clinical experiences are designed to provide students with opportunities to develop professional practice that models:

  • Delivery of legal, ethical, and moral practice of physical therapy
  • Safe and effective autonomous practice following contemporary regulatory requirements
  • Full spectrum of duties and responsibilities of physical therapist clinicians as represented by the patient-client management model
  • All-encompassing responsibilities of the physical therapy profession related to being a member of the patient care team
  • Advocate, consultant, teacher, researcher, manager and leader of reflective contemporary practice, clinical reasoning, critical thinking, and evidence-based practice; and
  • Lifelong learning and personal professional development
  • Professional interactions with persons across the lifespan including at the minimum adults, older individuals and adolescent populations;
  • Professional interactions with persons across the continuum of care including wellness and prevention; and
  • Professional interactions with persons from different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds including from rural areas of Texas.

Contact Us

Director of Clinical Education

Brandy Schwarz, PT, DPT, OT, MBA

Clinical Site Coordinator

Ana Rodriquez