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Clinical Education

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability
pictured is London's Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability where a number
of Belmont students have served in their clinical education

Belmont University School of Physical Therapy currently has agreements with over 300 clinical sites from coast to coast and overseas! Our students complete a total of 38 weeks in clinical experiences, which is well above the national average according to the APTA.

The School coordinates clinical education opportunities for students at locations in Tennessee and across the United States within regulatory guidelines established by each state.  International opportunities are also available.  Belmont University is part of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) which guides placement in most states.  Note: Clinical placements are not currently available in North Carolina or Illinois.

Clinical education at Belmont University includes four eight-week full-time affiliations in acute care, rehabilitation or subacute care, and outpatient settings. Each student is expected to complete at least one of these full-time clinical rotations outside of the Middle Tennessee region. However, our location in Nashville, TN, a regional health care hub with many major hospitals and medical centers, allows us to give our students excellent, varied part-time clinical experiences as well.

Gail Bursch, our Director of Clinical Education, works with each student individually to best meet their educational, and in some cases, geographic needs.

Additional Resources
Clinical Education Manual
APTA Guidelines and Self Assessments for Clinical Education


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