Students are exposed to approximately eight different typical physiotherapy practice settings in Belgium, including but not limited to in-patient, out-patient, private practice, manual therapy, and long-term rehabilitation. Students will attend a limited number of physiotherapy classes offered at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). Students will also tour the Human Anatomy museum at VUB. The length of clinical experiences typically ranges between 2 and 4 days.
DPT 804 Advanced Clinical Practice Selective Tracks
Continued study in selected topic areas including the broad spectrum of primary clinical practice settings. Generally, students focus on 1 of 3 areas: musculoskeletal, neuromuscular rehabilitation or research. Much of the course will be taught in a mock clinical setting with patients/clients for musculoskeletal and neuromuscular tracks and in a laboratory-based or field work setting for research track. Topics included may vary from year to year. Emphasis will be on continued development of clinical and research skills to prepare students for today’s demanding health care environment. In lieu of continued study in 1 of 3 areas, students may request an independent study in physical therapy (including a Global Learning Opportunity). Request will be generated by the student through a faculty sponsor. Requires advanced approval (by the beginning of Year III of the DPT curriculum) of the course faculty.
Musculoskeletal track: Dr. Christopher
Neuromuscular track: Dr. Freund
Pediatrics track: Dr. Paula DiBiasio
Research track: Dr. Vallabhajosula
About the Location
This program travels around various places in and around Brussels, Belgium's capital city. The language spoken here is mostly Flemish, also French, and some English.
Public transportation is available via train, bus, or tram.
Dates and Deadlines
Applications open: Oct. 29, 2018
Applications close: Jan. 31, 2019
Costs for study away vary program to program and will not be exactly the same as on-campus costs of attendance at Elon.
For cost information for this program, please view the budget sheet.
Under the current University liability insurance policy, students will be covered by University liability insurance when participating in an approved GLO program.
Students secure rental housing on their own. University housing is occasionally available, check with the program leader. Previous student blogs
may be useful resources.
- Students must complete the online application and pre-departure and post-departure learning modules by the published deadline.
- Students must remain in good academic and professional standing to qualify for participation.
- Students on academic or professional probation are not permitted to participate.
- Students are required to blog from their location as part of their course related requirements.
- All GLO students are required to present their experiences at the School of Health Sciences Annual GLO Fest.
Prior to applying, all candidates are expected to meet with the program leader.
Additional Information and Links
To view blog posts from students on this program in years past and access blogs for other programs, view the GLO DPT Student Blog page.
Connect with the GEC, GLO alumni, and prospective students on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. And keep in touch with us using #ElonGlobal and #ElonDPTGLO!
Embassy, Consulate, and Visa Resources
Program Leader: Dr. Steve Bailey
Professor of Physical Therapy Education
Gerald L. Francis Center, Office 100G
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