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Professional Practice Education

Professional Practice Education Manual

Students will participate in a total of 44 weeks of  Professional Practice (Clinical) experiences. A variety of opportunities  will be provided to the students in Texas as well as throughout the US.  The Director of Professional Practice Education will work closely with  the students in the selection process.


Professional Practice Education Sequence

DPT 6318 Professional Practice Education I - 6 weeks at the end of the 3rd semester during the 2nd academic year (PT2)

DPT 7428 Professional Practice Education II - 8 weeks at the beginning of the 6th semester during the 3rd academic year (PT3)

DPT 8818 Professional Practice Education III - 16 weeks during the 7th semester during the 4th academic year (PT4)

DPT 8728 Emerging Roles in Physical Therapy Practice IV - Individualized 14-week experience during the 8th and last semester of the 4th academic year (PT4)


For additional professional practice education questions, Please contact:


Chad Jackson, PT, DPT, OCS

Director, Professional Practice Education




Jaime González, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Assistant Director, Professional Practice Education




Victoria Shipley 

Administrative Assistant, Professional Practice Education



Mailing Address -
University of the Incarnate Word
School of Physical Therapy
4301 Broadway CPO 412
San Antonio, Texas 78209


Physical Address -
9160 Guilbeau Rd
San Antonio, TX, 78250