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Physical Therapy Clinical Education

The Physical Therapy program at the University of North Florida is dedicated to  preparing students for entry-level clinical practice through activities and courses  that stimulate critical inquiry. The program is committed to life-long learning and seeks to provide opportunities for ongoing professional development for students in the program, as well as for professionals in the field.


The links below offer information on clinical education in general and the specifics of the UNF Physical Therapy program in particular.


Clinical Education Manual      


Helpful Websites

Florida Consortium of Clinical Educators
Dedicated to support quality of clinical education for PT and PTA students. This website offers a variety of references, resources and information on events for clinical educators.

American Physical Therapy Association
Dedicated to the latest advancements in physical therapy practice, research, and education. This website also offers numerous resources and access to the Physical Therapy journal. 

Florida Physical Therapy Association
Contains information on licensure exam, employment opportunities, and governmental affairs among others.


Clinical Education Documents

DPT Curriculum

Current Course Sequence


Syllabi for Clinical Internships

Clinical Practicum  

Clinical Internship 2A 

Clinical Internship 2B 

Clinical Internship 3A

Clinical Internship 3B


Clinical Education Requirements Form


Tuition voucher guidelines

Guideline Document


Personal behaviors

Professional Behaviors Document


Clinical Site Information Forms

CSIF Instructions


State Authorization Agreements



The Doctor of Physical Therapy includes internship and practicum components, so it is important to determine State Authorization of Distance Education and if you will be able to do an internship in other states, if desired. Please see the  UNF State Authorization Status website for more information and updates. State Authorization of Distance Education is a complex and dynamic environment. Prospective students should check this site often for updates:   


Contact Information


Director of Clinical Education                         Dr. Donni Welch-Rawls
Assistant Professor

Assistant Director of Clinical Education        Dr. Rob Robinson
Visiting Assistant Professor