Caring for the Profession
Clinical Education Program Exceeds Expectations
Trine DPT students have the unique opportunity to experience over 140 hours of integrated clinical experience prior to beginning full time clinical affiliations. The Clinical Application and Reflection Experience (CARE) course series at Trine allows students to attend five different clinical sites during the first five semesters of the curriculum. Each semester, the students are paired with a different partner and Clinical Instructor (CI). The CARE program provides students with the opportunity to get hands-on experience with actual patients in authentic settings. It also helps students to bridge the gap between didactical knowledge and clinical experience. During the fall and spring semesters, first and second year students are paired together for this course. This innovated dyad has had numerous benefits for all stakeholders. By the time of graduation, Trine DPT students will have 1500 hours of clinical experience.