Learning what happens in a real patient care environment brings the classroom to life. Accelerated AT/DPT students participate in Clinical education experiences at BU and around the Boston area.

Area Sites Include:

  • Bentley College
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Buckingham Browne & Nichols
  • Cambridge, Rindge & Latin
  • Chelsea High School
  • Dana Hall School
  • Dexter Academy
  • Emerson College
  • Harvard University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Milton Academy
  • Mount Ida College
  • Pine Manor College
  • Roxbury Latin School
  • Thayer Academy
  • Tufts University

Clinical Placements

Finally, during the summer after their senior year, AT/DPT students participate in a full-time clinical placement designed as an initial physical therapy experience with a culminating athletic training experience. A practicing athletic trainer/physical therapist supervises these full-time experiences, which occur at sites around the United States, including:

  • Athletes’ Performance, Tempe, AZ
  • Harmeling Physical Therapy & Sport Fitness/Gordon College, Wenham, MA
  • Advanced Sports Therapy of Boston/Tufts University, Boston, MA/Medford, MA
  • St. Vincent Hospital/Worcester Tornadoes Baseball Club, Worcester, MA
  • Southeastern Orthopaedic Specialists, Greensboro, NC
  • Select Physical Therapy/Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
  • Jersey Sports Medicine and Rehab, Westfield, NJ

Note: Students who are admitted into Sargent College routinely participate in clinical education experiences as a part of the respective program curricula. Most clinical education facilities require criminal background checks to determine students’ eligibility for participation. History of a criminal background may disqualify students from participating in these experiences, which are required for successful completion of the degree program.

Contact us

Clinical Education Services

Jennifer (Kras) Keenan, Ed.M.
Operations Director of Clinical Education & Community Affairs
Clinical Education Services
Office: 617-358-0758 | jkras@bu.edu

Joan E. Gentile
Fieldwork/Clinical Assistant
Clinical Education Services
Office: 617-353-7526/617-353-7545 | Fax: 617-358-3475 | gentilej@bu.edu

Terri Mellen
Clinical Sites Coordinator
Clinical Education Services
Office: 617-353-9731 | Fax: 617-358-3475 | tmellen@bu.edu