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

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.

APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Course

UCA will host the APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Course on May 17 – 18, 2019 in the PT Center on the UCA campus in Conway.  Dr. Misty Booth will present the two-day course approved for 1.6 CEU (16 contact hours).  Registration deadline is April 19.  See UCA Credentialed CI Brochure and Registration Form.

Documents For Clinical Instructors and SCCEs:

DPT Curriculum Sequence UCA DPT Sequence Fall 2018

UCA Important Reminders and Contact Information

UCA CI Privileges and Responsibilities

Implementing MDS 3.0 for PT students

Student Supervision for Medicare Chart

CSIF Template (MS Word)

Clinical Education Action Plan Form


APTA Clinical Educator