For Educators

  • At the USC Division of Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy each clinical experience is designed to provide the opportunity for the student to make practical application of the knowledge he/she has acquired in a specifically related area of the academic program and to increase his/her level of expertise in evaluation and treatment of patients in that area. In order to achieve success with this goal, we depend upon our clinical instructors in various settings across the nation.


    To become a Clinical Instructor for a USC Physical Therapy student, the Division requests that the interested licensed physical therapist demonstrate the following minimal criteria: at least one year of experience with clinical practice, competence within the patient population that they are serving, an expressed interest in having a student and a commitment to assisting each student throughout the clinical experience to achieve the goals and objectives of clinical education.

    The Division maintains contracts with 1100+ facilities all over the United States, including Alaska, Hawaii and the District of Columbia. We value all of our clinical educators and are always looking for additional quality clinical education sites for our DPT students. We are especially interested in sites where our graduates are clinical instructors and experiences that range from two- , six- or 16-week commitments.

    Facilities outside the Los Angeles area that can offer free or inexpensive housing provide students with invaluable opportunities to complete their clinical experiences in places they would not otherwise have available.

    If your facility is interested in partnering with USC, please contact Karen Campos, Administrative Coordinator of Clinical Sites and Contracts, at (323) 442-2906 or

  • Program Information

  • Clinical Educator Resources

    APTA Clinical Site Form (PDF)
    Clinical Education Database
    Student Affiliation Agreement
    CPI Web Guide
    PT CPI Web
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