Clinical Education Student Hours/Workload
The New York New Jersey Physical Therapy Clinical Education Consortium is committed to building productive learning experiences and fostering strong partnerships between academic and clinical programs. It is our position that to be successful clinical learners, students must have sufficient time to process and integrate clinical learning experiences in addition to time for documentation and treatment planning. Students need time to prepare for clinical expectations and responsibilities and must be allowed adequate time for rest, including lunch breaks, to focus, organize and plan for success. We recommend that full time clinical education students work between 35 - 45 hours/week, and are provided at a minimum, a 30 minute lunch break. However, students may be expected to arrive early, or remain at the clinic beyond the scheduled time, in order to complete patient care, documentation, and/or other essential clinical or educational tasks.
Clinical Education Inclusivity
The New York New Jersey Physical Therapy Clinical Education Consortium is committed to
environments throughout the clinical education process in which all students, clinical faculty, and academic faulty are welcomed, respected, and valued. Disrespectful language or behavior on the basis of age, color/ethnicity/race, gender identity/expression, marital/parental status, military/veterans status, national origin, political affiliation, religious/spiritual beliefs, sex, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or other visible or non-visible differences is considered unacceptable.