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  • Locations: Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: Elon applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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*Please note: Applicants must have a confirmed clinical slot prior to submitting a GLO application. Please confirm your clinical education slot with the clinical education team prior to applying for a GLO.

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Program Description

This program exposes students to general outpatient clinical experience with a focus primarily on orthopedics. Students will work with a physical therapy private practice clinic alongside several PTs and PTAs.   

Module V (8 weeks)
DPT 700 Clinical Practicum I  
(4 credits)
First 8-week, full-time clinical education requirement integrated into the 3-year DPT curriculum designed to provide the student opportunity to apply knowledge and skills acquired during Year I. Clinical practice settings for DPT 700 (Clinical Practicum I) will be selected so the student meets the outpatient/ambulatory care setting, and musculoskeletal patient diagnoses requirements as defined in the APTA Guide to Physical Therapist Practice. 

About the Locations

The primary clinic is located in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI. Therapy Works also has clinics on Tortola and Virgin Gorda (nearby British Virgin Islands), which you may be able to visit. 

St. Thomas is a tourist destination with great weather and beautiful beaches. Charlotte Amalie, the capital city of the USVI, is a heavily populated area. Due to risk of crime in the area, students are recommended to travel in groups of at lease two on this GLO experience.

Public transportation is available via bus and rental car, depending on where you live on the island. The bus can be slow and unreliable, so you should leave extra time for bus transportation. You may want to rent a car for travel, but keep in mind that cars drive on the left side of the road. A passport is necessary if you wish to travel to the nearby British Virgin Islands. 

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.


Liability coverage
Under the current University liability insurance policy, students will be covered by University liability insurance when participating in an approved GLO program. 


Students are responsible for securing housing. To date, the most common form of housing has been rental. Previous student blogs may be useful resources. There is the possibility of housing through the University of the Virgin Islands, which Dr. Freund could try to arrange depending on student interest. 


  • 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!

Program Leader: Dr. Jane Freund
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy Education
Gerald L. Francis Center, Office 100-O
2085 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244 

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Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.