Clinical Practicum Dates & Schedule

Clinical Practicum Placement in Curriculum

Clinical Practicum Week/Hours Traditional PTA Program Transfer PTA Program
I- PTA 125 1 week /40 hours Summer Semester-1st yr Spring Semester- 1st yr
II- PTA 220 3 weeks /120 hours Spring Semester- 2nd yr Summer Semester- 1st yr
III- PTA 240 5 weeks /200 hours Summer Semester- 2nd yr Fall Semester- 2nd yr
IV- PTA 245 6 weeks /240 hours Summer Semester- 2nd yr Fall Semester- 2nd  yr
Total 600 hours    

Clinical Practicums- 2022

Clinical Practicum Traditional Program
2nd Year Students
(c/o Aug 2022)
Traditional Program
1st Year Students
(c/o Aug 2023)
Transfer Program
(c/o Dec 2022)
PTA 125 Completed in summer 2021 July 18-22 Feb 28- March 4
PTA 220 Jan 10-28  Spring 2023 May 9-27
PTA 240 May 9- June 10  Summer 2023 Aug 29- Sept 30
PTA 245 June 20- July 29  Summer 2023 Oct 10- Nov 18

Clinical Practicums- 2023*

Clinical Practicum Traditional Program
2nd Year Students
(c/o Aug 2023)
Traditional Program
1st Year Students
(c/o Aug 2024)
Transfer Program
(c/o Dec 2023)
PTA 125 Completed in summer 2022  July 10-14 March 6-10
PTA 220 Jan 4-24  Spring 2024 May 3-23
PTA 240 May 8- June 9  Summer 2024 Aug 17- Sept 20
PTA 245 June 19- July 28  Summer 2024 Sept 28- Nov 8

* Beginning in fall 2023, Clarkson College's Academic Calendar will change to start semesters on a Thursday, which may affect clinical start dates.

 

Clinical Requests / Placement Notification Schedule

Date/
Timeline
Request/Placement Expectation
March 1 Clinical requests sent to clinical sites
On or before April 30 Request letter with site availability returned to Clarkson College PTA Program
May and June Clinical selections for 1st year traditional program students (May) and incoming transfer program students (June)
End of July / Beginning of August Clinical placement notification emails sent to sites
* Ongoing student clinical placement may occur throughout the year due to out-of-state and special requests or changes, as needed, to student placements