Clinical Education

Clinical Education DPT PROGRAM

Clinical education is the portion of the student’s professional education involving practice and application of classroom knowledge and skills to on-the-job responsibilities.  Clinical education is an integral part of the academic curriculum.  Clinical internships take place at affiliating clinical education sites with the help of clinical educators who volunteer their

DPT Class of 2017

time.  The UCA DPT curriculum for Clinical Education includes a variety of clinical education experiences in settings such as acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, and out-patient as well as specialty areas both in Arkansas and out-of-state.  Experienced physical therapists provide students with quality clinical instruction.    Students apply their knowledge and practice their skills learned in the curriculum with a broad range of patients through out the age-span under supervision of their clinical instructor.  During the 36 month DPT program, students complete five clinical practica totaling 43 weeks.  Many clinical instructors are able to share their expertise and years of experience.  In addition, some PTs have completed the APTA Clinical Instructor Credentialing Program.

The Director of Clinical Education is Dr. Misty Booth and she can be reached at or 501-450-5543.  Resources for clinical instructors, center coordinators of clinical education, and professional DPT students can be found below.

4th Annual Central ACCE Consortium Clinical Instructor Education Forum

The Central ACCE Consortium and the UCA Department of Physical Therapy will offer a 6 hour CEU Course on Saturday, March 3 at the PT Center on the University of Central Arkansas campus.  Registration deadline is February 26.  See the CE Course Brochure 3-3-2018.  For more information, contact Stacey Stephens at or (501) 450-5549.

Documents For Clinical Instructors and CCCEs:

UCA DPT Curriculum Sequence – Graduates 2017

UCA DPT Curriculum Sequence – Graduates 2018

DPT Student Handbook Section F:Clinical Education

UCA Important Reminders and Contact Information

UCA CI Privileges and Responsibilities

PT CPI_Quick Click Guide

Implementing MDS 3.0 for PT students

Student Supervision for Medicare Chart

CSIF Template (MS Word)

Clinical Education Action Plan Form

UCA Library Privilege Request Form


APTA Clinical Educator