DPT Clinical Education
One method of integration into the WKU DPT Program will be through clinical affiliations of various lengths (6 to 13 weeks). These will begin during the fall semester of the second year of the DPT curriculum. You will be given the opportunity to work in and experience the varied scope of practice available to physical therapists. In keeping with our University and Program missions, you will also have at least 1 clinical rotation in a rural setting.
2017 / 2018 Clinical Education Courses/Dates
DPT 751 - Supervised Clinical Education I (Fall Semester - 6 weeks - Year 2)
This full-time first clinical education experience provides students the opportunity to actively engage in experimental learning and develop introductory clinical competence.
October 30 - December 8, 2017
October 29 - December 7, 2018
DPT 752 - Supervised Clinical Education II (May Session - 7 weeks - Year 3)
This full-time second clinical education experience provides students additional opportunities for experiential learning and further development of clinical competence.
June 11 - July 27, 2018
DPT 753 - Supervised Clinical Education III (Fall Semester - 10 weeks - Year 3)
This third full-time clinical education experience provides students opportunities for refinement of their professional behaviors and examination skills, and development of intervention techniques.
August 20 - October 26, 2018
DPT 754 - Supervised Clinical Education IV (Spring Semester - 13 weeks - Year 3)
This fourth full-time clinical education experience provides students the opportunity to further develop skills and display clinical competence as an autonomous physical therapist.
January 22 - April 20, 2018
Contact InformationDr. Karen Furgal, PT, DPT, PCS Director of Clinical Education (DCE), Assistant Professor Karen.Furgal@wku.edu 270.745.3232 Dr. Michael Kennedy, PT, DPT Associate Director of Clinical Education, Assistant Professor Michael.Kennedy@wku.edu 270-745-3608