Physical Therapy students get practical experience through long-term internships and short-term clinical experiences.
Mount St. Joseph DPT students complete four long-term internships and several short-term clinical experiences, totaling forty-two full-time weeks of clinical education in a variety of practice settings. The College of Mount St. Joseph maintains contracts with over three-hundred clinical organizations for student internships. Prospective students should be aware that physical therapy interns do pay tuition during their rotations and very few clinical sites are able to offer stipends.
The majority of physical therapy clinical sites and internships are located within Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. However, students should expect to travel outside of the Greater Cincinnati area for at least one clinical internship. It is important for students to receive a stimulating and diverse clinical experience and so the MSJ DPT Clinical Education Network includes facilities in all 50 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and Canada and across PT practice patterns. Availability of specific clinical sites varies from year to year.
We are always looking to add new clinical partners who can offer unique, high-quality, intentional clinical education opportunities for our students. Faculty, students, alumni, or clinical facilities themselves should contact Director of Clinical Education, Pete Mosher at (513) 244-4697 or email to recommend a clinical partner organization for the MSJ DPT Clinical Education Network.