Clinical Education in the College of Health Sciences and Professions refers to students’ education – outside of classrooms - in settings pertinent to their professions.
While laboratory and simulation experiences comprise a portion of education in our health sciences and professions programs, clinical/learning experiences are considered an integral part of the educational package.
Clinical/learning experiences in our college are as diverse as the disciplines represented below. These clinical/learning experiences may be referred to by different names, but all share the definition: that they are designed for the student to gain knowledge, that they require the student’s presence at the site, and that they are part of a course required for completion of a degree.
Clinical/learning experiences take the form of real-time application and incorporate evidence-based practice. The scope of these clinical/learning placements is vast and can encompass the provision of services to patients/clients, capstone projects, service learning, program development, community health, administration training, and/or education/prevention activities.
Clinical/learning experiences associated with these disciplines are located locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.
- Athletic Training
- Child and Family Studies/Child Life Specialist
- Community and Public Health
- Environmental Health Science
- Exercise Physiology
- Health Services Administration
- Long-Term Health Care Administration
- Physical Therapy
- Physician Assistant Practice
- Social Work
- Speech-Language Pathology