Clinical Experiences

Clinical Experiences

Clinical experiences educate you to be confident in working with patients and teaming with other health care professionals. Clinicals are performed in acute care settings in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, out-patient clinics and rehabilitation centers.

  • You’ll start with a three-day introductory clinical in the fall of your first year, followed by a six-week clinical 20 hours a week (mornings Monday through Friday) at the end of the year.
  • In year two, you’ll do two six-week, full-time (40 hours per week) clinicals from January to April
  • Students who do not take PTA 2260: Learning and Service through Immersion will perform an additional three-week clinical experience in a specialized setting. Whenever possible, these experiences will be customized to match students’ areas of interest.
  • In compliance with Minnesota state law all students are required to meet the St. Catherine University Clinical Education Requirements.