The PT department provides training experiences for physical therapy students, graduate students and other health care professionals. Training activities take place within MMI and in the community, including local schools. Faculty in the department teach in the entry-level PT education program at UNMC including the pediatrics curriculum and information on gait analysis.
The department offers clinical education experiences for physical therapy students from a number of local and national schools. Our staff are credentialed through the APTA to provide a quality clinical education experience. Our coordinator for clinical education is Emily Drew. Please feel free to contact Emily if you have any questions or interest in our clinical education program.
The LEND Traineeship is a program for PT students at UNMC who are interested in leadership training in pediatrics. The curriculum is spread over the second and third years of PT school and offers the student a stipend to participate. PT also is a participating department in the Institute’s LEND post-doctoral fellowships for advanced leadership training in pediatrics.
An APTA approved pediatric clinical residency is offered as part of the department’s education program. The residency is for graduates from doctoral level PT schools in the US that have been accredited by the Commission on Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). Dr. Wayne Stuberg is our Residency Director if you have any additional questions concerning the department’s residency program.
Graduate assistantships may also be available for students interested in research training within the field of physical therapy or rehabilitation. Potential students should review the research information on our department’s webpage for more information.