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Clinical Instructor (Preceptor) Resources

Learn about clinical student/preceptor education partnerships and opportunities in KU's doctorate program in physical therapy.

KU’s physical therapy program welcomes contracts with new facilities that are committed to offering quality clinical experiences on an ongoing basis. We find that students are most inclined to travel for full-time clinical rotations when free or low-cost housing is available.

Clinical Faculty Benefits

Clinical faculty of KU's physical therapy program are invited to continuing education courses sponsored by the KU Department of Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Science, and Athletic Training. Limited assistance may be available to clinical faculty for attendance at APTA-sponsored clinical instructor credentialing courses. Clinical faculty may also access KU Medical Center library resources upon request.

In addition, opportunities may be available to participate in academic program activities such as clinical teaching in labs, guest lecturing, participating in certain committees, advisory groups and/or the student-run pro bono health clinic. Clinical sites and/or clinical faculty may also request faculty consultation for clinical research projects.

The Kansas Board of Healing Arts has approved continuing education (CEU) credit for clinical instructors who supervise students. One contact hour is awarded for each documented 40 hours of supervision, for up to three (3) CEUs per reporting period (100-29-9 #13).

Contact Us

To obtain additional information about clinical education partnerships with our program or if you're a clinician interested in joining the program's clinical faculty, please contact Yvonne Colgrove, Ph.D., PT, director of clinical education, at 913-588-0249 (711 TTY) or

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KU School of Health Professions

Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Science, and Athletic Training
University of Kansas Medical Center
Mail Stop 2002
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160