STUDENT RESOURCES

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.

Manuals/Forms

DPT Program

Clinical Education Manuals (Password Protected)

Clinical Performance Instrument (CPI)

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

Guests/Invitations:

Details including RSVP form will follow.

Regalia:

Details will follow.

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 jeannekw@udel.edu.

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.

Service Learning
Service Learning Resources
Questions?

Please contact Dr. Pinckney during clinical education office hours.

Supplies List (Required)
  1. Scrubs for cadaver lab
  2. Baseline brand bubble inclinometer (cheapest is through Amazon)
  3. Standard goniometer – Plastic 12” Goniometer 360 Degree ISOM; Scale reads 1 degree increments (available through Amazon – http://amzn.com/B000N549S6)
  4. Littmann Classic II or III Stethoscope – Check out the III on Amazon – Does not need to be ordered from here specifically, but the stethoscope needs to be of this type/quality. If you can find the Littmann II, it will suffice!
  5. Adult size blood pressure cuff and sphygmomanometer – https://www.tigermedical.com/Products/Prosphyg-760-Pocket-Aneroid-Sphygmomanometer__ADC760-11ABK-.aspx
  6. 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)
  7. Stopwatch – Either a separate stopwatch or wrist watch with such capability
  8. Reflex hammer – An example can be found at https://www.amazon.com/Generic-1800088-Taylor-Percussion-Reflex/dp/B01H7IFVCO?th=1
  9. 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.
  10. Laptop or tablet (with extended life battery) – There are no other particular specs or operating system requirements. The expectation is for students to bring own laptop/tablet to ICEs for purposes of documentation. 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)

Year 2

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)

Winter (5-9 credits) PHYT809: Psychosocial Aspects of Health and Disease (3 credits) PHYT810: Clinical Management and Administration (2 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)

Year 3

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)