Clinical Education

A significant part of the program consists of 35 weeks of full time clinical training. Integrated throughout all 3 years of the didactic component is hands-on clinical training in a variety of settings including private practice, hospital acute care, orthopedics, pediatric and rehabilitation facilities.

Students should be prepared to participate in some clinical internships outside of the Portland-Metropolitan during the clinical education portion of the program.  During these out-of-area internships (as well as other internships) students are responsible for living and transportation expenses.

Internship Calendar


Aug. 25 – Oct. 18

Clinical Internship III – 8 weeks (3rd-year students)


Jan. 5 – Feb. 28

Clinical Internship IV – 8 weeks (3rd-year students)

Jan. 5 – Feb. 14

Clinical Internship II – 6 weeks (2nd-year students)

March 2 – May 1

Clinical Internship V – 9 weeks (3rd-year students)

May 4 – 30

Clinical Internship – 4 weeks (1st-year students)

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