*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.
The USA Clinical program allows students to work with physical therapists in an environment that is culturally different from their own within the United States. With this program students may select a location that contains a culture that they are unfamiliar with (i.e. a city compared to a rural area) in which they would like to explore the different dynamics within the field of physical therapy.Module V (8 weeks)
DPT 700 Clinical Practicum I (4 credits)
DPT 704 Clinical Practicum II (4 credits)
Second 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 and II. Clinical settings for DPT 704 (Clinical Practicum II) and DPT 711 (Clinical Practicum III) will be selected so the student meets the Acute Care, Rehabilitation settings, and/or neuromuscular patient diagnoses requirements as defined in the APTA Guide to Physical Therapist Practice.
DPT 711 Clinical Practicum III (4 credits)
Third 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 and II. Clinical settings for DPT 704 (Clinical Practicum II) and DPT 711 (Clinical Practicum III) will be selected so the student meets the Acute Care, Rehabilitation settings, and/or neuromuscular patient diagnoses requirements as defined in the American Physical Therapy Association’s Guide to Physical Therapist Practice.
Module XII (6 months)
DPT 805 Internship
This six-month (24 weeks full-time clinical Internship is designed to provide students with the opportunity for integration of all didactic knowledge, and clinical competency development to reach entry-level clinical performance. The Internship is designed to integrate critical inquiry, administration, education and consultation into all aspects of patient/client management.
Locations will vary based on confirmed slot assignment for clinical.
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.
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. Housing is site dependent and availability will vary per location. 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.
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.
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