The Future of Clinical Education in Physical Therapist Education


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This presentation was originally a part of the IPTA District Business Meeting on February 24, 2015 and is approximately 50 minutes. 

Target Audience

IPTA Southwest District members, physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, students.


  1. Discuss strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats for the current model of clinical education.
  2. Identify emerging themes in physical therapist clinical education.
  3. Appraise the benefits and barriers of proposed models. 



Tracy Porter, PT, DPT
Assistant Director of Clinical Education,
Des Moines University

Cindy Utley, PT, DPT 
Director of Clinical Education,
Des Moines University

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