DPT Clinical Opportunities
University of Delaware (UD) Physical Therapy Clinical Services are private, outpatient facilities located on the University of Delaware Campus. The Sports, Orthopedic, Neurologic and Older Adult clinics are located in the STAR Health Sciences Complex. These clinics are very closely integrated with the Physical Therapy program and serve primarily as teaching clinics for students of the entry-level graduate program. In addition to working with clinical instructors who are board certified clinical specialists, students work with a number of faculty members during consultations and treatments. Other opportunities such as observing surgery, physician office hours, writing case studies, and participating in clinical research are also available to the students. All affiliation rotations will be in a 2:1 model (student to CI ratio).
Three terminal full-time clinical education experiences occur at the conclusion of the didactic curriculum. Each clinical internship is 10 weeks in length. Students are required to complete internships in the following areas: multisystem complexity (inpatient), rehabilitation (outpatient), and elective (practice setting or population of choice). The identification and development of quality clinical partners has been a strategic priority and has resulted in the maintenance of clinical contracts with over 321 facilities throughout the United States. Students are also required to complete three, semester-long, part-time, integrated clinical education experiences (ICEs) during the first two years in the program. All students will complete ICEs in the following areas: sports and orthopedics, neurologic and older adult and pediatrics.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The University of Delaware is required to comply with state and federal laws regarding the delivery of distance education. Please see the University’s State Authorization page for more information.
Clinical Education Manuals (Password Protected)
Clinical Performance Instrument (CPI)
- Training Instructions for Initial Access to online CPI
- Link to CPI website https://cpi2.amsapps.com/
DPT Graduation Ceremony
DPT Class of 2019 Graduation Ceremony Information
Date of Ceremony: Saturday, January 11, 2020
Time: 10AM w/reception immediately following (Graduates, please arrive by no later than 9:30AM)
Location: University of Delaware Clayton Hall, Route 896, New London Road, Newark, DE
Students may invite up to six guests. Please RSVP at the link below or by returning the RSVP card to us no later than December 10, 2019. Thank you!
To participate in the hooding ceremony, doctoral students must wear the approved academic regalia. The Barnes & Nobel UD Bookstore will have regalia for rent or purchase beginning October 7 until December 13. Here are the instructions:
- Between October 7th and December 13th @ 11:59pm, go to http://colleges.herffjones.com/college/ud/ And select “Doctoral Cap and Gown Rental.”
The rental price is $155 for Gown, Hood, Tam, and tassel.
- After Dec 13th you must wait until Tuesday, December 17th to arrange for a rental. If you are not local you must call us beginning Tuesday, December 18th, Monday-Friday only @ 302-831-2424 (ask for Commencement, PhD/DPT rental) to secure a gown if you are unable to meet the online or in store deadline.
*We do NOT ship rental gowns. They will be available for pickup from December 17th to the day before the ceremony at the B&N UD Bookstore (we close @ 6pm on Friday, January 10th). Any gowns that have not been picked up will be available on Saturday, January 11th one hour before the ceremony at the ceremony location.
Here are the directions for purchasing the custom regalia:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an appointment or to place the order, please include both phone and email address for contact information. The absolute deadline to order custom regalia that you are purchasing rather than renting is Nov 8th. The purchase price of custom regalia is $950.
Hotel Reservations at the Courtyard Marriott – University of Delaware:
Rooms are being held at the Courtyard Marriott, which is within walking distance of Clayton Hall. Please see email from Jeanne Warrington with details about the room block or contact her at email@example.com.
DPT Graduation Class Photo:
A class photo will be taken immediately following the Hooding/Convocation ceremony on the steps in the pit area of Clayton Hall. Please line up immediately after you process out of the auditorium. Your family and friends are welcome to take pictures AFTER the photographer is finished.
Supplies List (Required)
- Scrubs for cadaver lab
- Safety/lab glasses or goggles for cadaver lab
- Baseline brand bubble inclinometer (cheapest is through Amazon)
- Standard goniometer – Plastic 12” Goniometer 360 Degree ISOM; Scale reads 1 degree increments (available through Amazon – http://amzn.com/B000N549S6)
- Stethoscope – Check out this one on Amazon – Does not need to be ordered from here specifically and does not need to be this specific brand, but the stethoscope needs to be of this type/quality. A more economical brand that will suffice can be found here on Amazon.
- Adult size blood pressure cuff and sphygmomanometer – https://www.tigermedical.com/Products/Prosphyg-760-Pocket-Aneroid-Sphygmomanometer__ADC760-11ABK-.aspx
- Vinyl gait belt 54 inch with buckle (SKU 711028) https://www.themedicalstore.biz/our-products/nursing-products/vinyl-gait-belt-542015-10-26-05-52-15974888337.html – Does not need to be ordered from here specifically, but needs to be a vinyl gait belt (NOT cloth)
- Stopwatch – Either a separate stopwatch or wrist watch with such capability
- Reflex hammer – An example can be found at https://www.amazon.com/Generic-1800088-Taylor-Percussion-Reflex/dp/B01H7IFVCO?th=1
- Tape measure – You will find an example on Amazon (EMI Body Retractable Tape Measure) – Again, does not need to be this exact tape measure, just something similar.
- Laptop or tablet (with extended life battery)
- Specific operating system requirements are needed for a computer-based program used for exams – Examplify. The minimum system requirements can be found on ExamSoft’s website.
- Students will need own laptop/tablet for purposes of documentation during ICEs. NOTE: Compatibility issues have occurred with Chromebook.
Summer – 8 weeks (7 credits) PHYT600: PT as a Profession (1 credit pass/fail) PHYT622: Clinical Gross Anatomy (6 credits)
Fall (16 credits) PHYT604: Functional Anatomy & Biomechanics (4 credits) PHYT624: Basic Evaluation Techniques (2 credits) PHYT631: PT in the Acute Care Environment (4 credits) PHYT635: Thermal Agents & Soft Tissue (2 credits) PHYT641: Rounds I (1 credit, pass/fail) PHYT801: Medical Science I – General Medicine (3 credits)
Winter (6-9 credits) PHYT620: Educational Process in Community Health (1 credit) PHYT632: Applied Physiology I (3 credits) PHYT830: Introduction to Clinical Education (2 credits, pass/fail)
Optional elective: PHYT626: Advanced Regional Anatomy (3 credits)
Spring (15-18 credits) PHYT606: Research (3 credits) PHYT623: Clinical Neuroscience (4 credits) PHYT633: Applied Physiology II (3 credits) PHYT634: Electrotherapy (4 credits) PHYT642: Rounds II (1 credit, pass/fail)
Students may be assigned one of the following during the semester: PHYT821: Sports/Orthopaedic Integrated Clinical Experience (3 credits) PHYT822: Neurologic/Older Adult Integrated Clinical Experience (3 credits)
Summer – 12 Weeks (13-16 credits) PHYT608: Musculoskeletal Evaluation (5 credits) PHYT802: Medical Science II – Orthopedics & Musculoskeletal Imaging (4 credits) PHYT807: Emergency Responder & Advanced Seminar (4 credits)
Students may be assigned one of the following during this semester: PHYT821: Sports/Orthopaedic Integrated Clinical Experience (3 credits) PHYT822: Neurologic/Older Adult Integrated Clinical Experience (3 credits)
Fall (15-19 credits) PHYT643: Rounds III (1 credit, pass/fail) PHYT803: Medical Science III – Neurology (3 credits) PHYT804: Neurophysiologic Evaluation & Treatment (4 credits) PHYT805: Rehabilitation (4 credits) PHYT808: Spine Management (4 credits)
Students may be assigned to one of the following during this semester: PHYT812: Pediatric Integrated Clinical Experience (1 credit) PHYT821: Sports/Orthopaedic Integrated Clinical Experience (3 credits) PHYT822: Neurologic/Older Adult Integrated Clinical Experience (3 credits)
Optional elective: PHYT626: Advanced Regional Anatomy (3 credits) Students may be assigned the following during this semester: PHYT812: Pediatric Integrated Clinical Experience (1 credit)
Spring Shortened Semester – 12 Weeks (8-14 credits) PHYT644: Rounds (1 credit; pass/fail) PHYT806: Geriatrics (3 credits) PHYT811: Pediatrics (4 credits)
Optional elective: PHYT614: Sports Physical Therapy (2 credits, pass/fail) Students may be assigned one of the following during this semester: PHYT812: Pediatric Integrated Clinical Experience (1 credit) PHYT821: Sports/Orthopaedic Integrated Clinical Experience (3 credits) PHYT822: Neurologic/Older Adult Integrated Clinical Experience (3 credits)
Summer I – 10 weeks (4 credits) PHYT831: Full-time Clinical Experience – Inpatient (4 credits) OR PHYT833: Full-time Clinical Experience – Outpatient (4 credits) OR PHYT834: Full-time Clinical Experience – Elective (4 credits)
Summer II – 10 weeks (4 credits) PHYT831: Full-time Clinical Experience – Inpatient (4 credits) OR PHYT833: Full-time Clinical Experience – Outpatient (4 credits) OR PHYT834: Full-time Clinical Experience – Elective (4 credits)
Fall – 10 weeks (4 credits) PHYT831: Full-time Clinical Experience – Inpatient (4 credits) OR PHYT833: Full-time Clinical Experience – Outpatient (4 credits) OR PHYT834: Full-time Clinical Experience – Elective (4 credits)
Total Credits including Integrated Experiences* = 105
*PHYT812, PHYT821, PHYT822 – Integrated Clinical Experience Classes (total of 7 credits) are each taken once.
Students are also required to participate in 30 hours of Service Learning during the Program. See “Service Learning” toggle above for more details.
Optional Electives – hours do not count toward total required hours for DPT degree.
- PHYT614 Sports Physical Therapy (2 P/F)
- PHYT626 Advanced Regional Anatomy (3 P/F)
- PHYT867 Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging (3 Standard Grading)
- PHYT868 Research (1-9 P/F)