Broadening Experiences facilitate the synthesis of skills learned in previous courses in the Physical Therapy Program and apply them to a service-learning/clinical environment. Each Broadening Experience has been developed to provide a unique opportunity related to physical therapy which would not otherwise be experienced in a more typical clinical setting. In these courses students plan, prepare for, and participate in a two-week-long volunteer service/clinical opportunity. During the experience the students provide clinical and other services as directed by the clinical site, under the supervision of the physical therapy faculty/clinicians. During the experience students are expected to complete a journal documenting their professional and personal growth. Upon return from the experience students will present an overview to their peers and faculty members.
Some examples of past and upcoming Broadening Experiences:
The Physical Therapy Department at URI participates in the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS). Applicants for the 2014 entering class can apply online using the PTCAS Web application, beginning in July 2013. To learn more about the PTCAS application process, please visit www.ptcas.org.
The Annual Open House will be held on September 26, 2013 from 4:30pm-6pm in Independence Square.
Interviews for the 2014 entering class will be held on January 3 and 4, 2014. Interviews are by invitation only.