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The Physical Therapy department offers opportunities for hands-on experience and college credit to University Park students who are interested in pursuing future careers in physical therapy or related health fields.

Physical Therapy Volunteers

Physical therapy student volunteers gain valuable experience observing and assisting professionals in a clinical setting. Volunteers observe evaluations and treatments, complete equipment set up and clean up, and greet patients. Volunteers must be able to commit at least two hours per week to the program for a minimum of one full semester. Volunteer hours can be counted toward service/volunteer requirements for physical therapy or medical school applications.

Volunteer applications are accepted during three enrollment periods. Applications received outside of the respective deadline window will not be considered for that semester; students will need to reapply for the desired semester.

Fall Semester: Apply January 1 - March 1
Spring Semester: Apply August 1 - October 1
Summer Semester: Apply January 1 - March 1

Physical Therapy Interns

As a physical therapy intern, students earn course credit through the Department of Kinesiology. Interns complete a mandatory department orientation to learn about their roles/duties, which will be directly related to their specific course criteria.

To apply for a physical therapy internship, please visit the Student Health Center, Room 101. A member of our staff will be able to answer your questions and provide you with the necessary information to complete your application. Internship experiences are open to all students who plan to pursue a future career in physical therapy, occupational therapy, or a related health field.

Application deadlines:

  • Fall internship: Apply during the previous spring semester by February 15 
  • Spring internship: Apply during the previous fall semester by September 15.
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