Clinical resources

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Clinical Education

The UW-La Crosse Doctor of Physical Therapy program has contracts with 500 Physical Therapy clinical sites across the country.  Clinical partnerships exist with hospitals, private practice clinics, schools, outpatient clinics, VA facilities, Military hospitals and clinics, college and professional athletic organizations, and rehabilitation facilities.  Students complete a total of five formal clinical experiences throughout the curriculum, along with patient experiences integrated in the curriculum. 

  • The first clinical experience is during the first J-Term and is a two-week collaborative experience in which students practice the skills learned in their first two semesters of didactic work.
  • The second clinical experience is a four-week rotation that occurs at the end of the students’ second summer in the program.
  • The PT curriculum culminates in the 3rd year in which students complete three 12 week internships.  Each internship encompasses a unique practice setting to provide the students with a breadth of experience preparing them for board exams and physical therapy practice. 

New Clinical Education Sites

If you are a clinician or clinic manager interested in partnering with UW-La Crosse Physical Therapy for clinical education, please contact:

Director of Clinical Education - Amy Taebel, PT, DPT, DCE (
Associate Director of Clinical Education - 
Michelle Olson, PT, DPT (

Resources for Clinical Educators

Clinical Education Course Documents:

Helpful Resources:

Clinical Instructor Program

  • November 2 and 3, 2023:  American Physical Therapy Association Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP) - Level 1.    For further information, as well as registration instructions please visit November 2023 APTA CCIP - Level 1 at UWL