Supervising Students

Students in the Master’s of Physical Therapy (MPT) program complete 30 weeks of clinical education. This consists of six five-week (180 hours) clinical placements covering a broad set of learning settings (acute, chronic disease management, rehabilitation, community health, and outpatient).  Students have exposure to a broad spectrum of physical therapy services (e.g. musculoskeletal, cardio-respiratory, neuromuscular). The clinician community is critical to these placements and to ensuring students are able to progress through the program. The mentorship of MPT students also brings benefits to clinical educators. 

2022-2024 Cohort Placement Dates

  • 1A: April 24 to May 26, 2023
  • 1B: May 29 to June 30, 2023
  • 2A: November 6 to December 8, 2023
  • 2B: February 12 to March 15, 2024
  • 3A: March 18 to April 19, 2024
  • 3B: August 19 to September 20, 2024

2023-2025 Cohort Placement Dates

  • Level 1: April 22 – May 24, 2024
  • 2A: November 4 – December 13, 2024
  • 2B: February 17 – March 28, 2025
  • 3A: May 26 – June 27, 2025
  • 3B: September 2 – October 10, 2025

Factors that support a positive placement experience include:

Clinical Sites

Sites host students on placement. Learn more about qualifying your clinic here:

Qualify your Clinic

Clinical Educators

Preceptors supervise students while on placement. Learn more about being a clinical educator here:

Become A Clinical Educator

Clinical Site Profiles

These site profiles allow students to learn about your site.

Clinical Site Profiles

Placement Offers

Submit an offer to supervise students here: Submit an Offer to Supervise a Student

Student Assessment

Assessment of student performance while on placement occurs on a daily basis through mentorship and formally by the completion of the Assessment of Clinical Performance (ACP). Learn more about ACP here: Assess Student Performance

Report an Incident

The Department is available anytime to support students and sites through difficult situations including accidents or incidents. Learn more about this process here: Report an Incident


Learn what students and preceptors have to say about their experience here: Testimonials