Physical Therapy

When Morgan Lester tore her ACL in high school, she knew she wanted a career working with athletes. When she began her undergraduate education she chose to study biology, knowing it would give her the educational background needed to pursue that dream.

In 2016, Lester completed her doctor of physical therapy (DPT) at the University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences.

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Charles Hazle, Jr., PT, Ph.D., an associate professor in the University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences Division of Physical Therapy, and a member of the Rehabilitation Sciences Ph.D. Program faculty, has been named the latest recipient of the College’s Kingston Award for Excellence in Teaching. 

The Kingston Award was established in recognition of Richard “Dick” Kingston’s creativity and innovation in education. This annual award recognizes faculty for outstanding contributions and long-term consistent excellence in teaching.

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The University of Kentucky has established new tuition and fee schedules that will apply beginning in the Fall semester 2015. The PT Division and Dean's Office are working together to try to keep down the cost of the program for all students. The figures below are the most current available.

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PREPaRE: Preparing Related Services Personnel for Rural Employment

Eighth Annual Conference on Meeting the Therapy Needs of Infants, Toddlers and Children with Disabilities in Rural Communities Saturday, March 11, 2017


Student Goals vs. Therapy Goals: How to get our work done in the classroom.

Laurie Ray, PT, PhD

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How many clinical rotations are there?
There are five clinical rotations.

Where are your clinical sites located?
We affiliate with sites in 29 states, Washington, D.C., Italy, Hong Kong and Australia. Please see the list of current sites on menu at right.

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Before the clinical course begins:

What are the latest Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) student supervision guidelines?

To support you in your student supervision decisions, we have several links below to help answer your questions. For the APTA documents describing student supervision with Medicare Part B click here.  If you would like to review the section of MDS 3.0 that applies to therapy students, please click here.

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Student Health Record Form 

Forms for yearly March Clinical Commitment Requests

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Annual Community-Based Faculty Conference
Sponsored by AHEC, this is a free conference for community faculty which includes educational offerings, reception and entertainment. For more info,click here.

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Student Application and selection required

Umbria and Tuscany, Italy
Collaborating with Eduglobal Associates, students affiliate at two rehabilitation centers in Italy: Istituto Prosperius Tiberino and Fondazione Turati. Descriptions of these sites are found in pdf format on the previous page.

Sydney, Australia
We are proud to be affiliated with Central West Orthopedic and Sports Physiotherapy

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Clerkship I:

5 afternoons (16 hours) in groups of 2-3 students

Fall year 2
Clerkship II:

4 weeks (160 hours)

Spring year 2
Internship I:

6 weeks (240 hours)

Summer year 2
Internship II:

8 weeks (320 hours)