Professional Clinical Internship
This clinical education component of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program allows students to observe and be mentored by expert clinicians working in their respective specialized clinical settings. At Dynamic Performance and Therapy, we will provide a unique experience in orthopedic, sports medicine and wellness related therapy, thus establishing a unique link between the educational and clinical aspects of the student Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Our mission is to provide high quality educational training to facilitate the development of superior orthopedic, sports medicine, and progressive clinical management skills. Our goal is to create practitioners who can better serve their company, community, patients and clients, and the profession of physical therapy.
Application and Selection Process:
Applications will be reviewed, and eligible candidates will be selected for an interview and evaluation of basic clinical competencies. Desirable applicants include those who:
Students in the professional component of the curriculum are always expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner. The Professional Behaviors and the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct are considered the guidelines to be adhered to at all times. Students must assume the responsibility of knowing and abiding by the physical therapy licensure law of the state in which they are assigned for their clinical internship.
Clinical Education Objectives at Dynamic Performance and Therapy (DPT)
The objectives throughout the 12-week clinical experience at DPT include:
Length of Clinical at Dynamic Performance and Therapy (DPT)
A 12-week final clinical rotation is available at DPT. The student must have successfully completed all the academic coursework, and 2 other rotations.
Objectives and Student Competencies:
General Objective: The primary objective of this final full-time internship is to provide the student with an opportunity to practice patient care skills in an actual clinical setting, under the supervision and guidance of the facility’s clinical staff.
Specific Objectives: By the conclusion of this third and final full-time internship experience, the students should be able to perform the skills listed below at an entry level PT. To achieve entry level performance the student must be capable of consistently functioning without guidance/ clinical supervision, when managing patients with simple and complex conditions. The student must also be capable of maintaining a full caseload of an entry-level physical therapist, seeking consultation with only unfamiliar or ambiguous situations. In other words, the student must be capable of functioning as a new graduate in a facility.
Start Date and Program Duration for Spring 2020 rotation:
If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume, two references, and a completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday, March 2nd. Interviews will be conducted in La Crosse March 10th through March 24th, 2019 with a decision by March 31st. If selected, you will complete a 12-week rotation, working with several different clinicians to expand your knowledge and techniques based on clinician’s background.
At this time, we are accepting applications from students attending the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. If you are attending another university and are interested in the Professional Clinical Internship, please contact us at 608.351.3049. Thank you!