UNTHSC Physical Therapy Clinical Education


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Clinical Education Handbook

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

Sara Correa, MA, CPH


This page was last modified on January 17, 2018