Congdon School of Health Sciences
Physical Therapy

Clinical Education

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. These principles apply to students in both the didactic and clinical education components of the Program’s curriculum, making clinical affiliates and Clinical Instructors (CIs) a fundamental component of student education. We believe that clinical exposure will provide impactful learning experiences for our students to prepare them to be experts in the art and science of physical therapy. When in the clinic, students will apply their didactic knowledge, refine their professional behaviors, cultivate evidence-based clinical decision-making, practice their hands-on skills, and most importantly, appreciate that each individual patient and client present uniquely and are partners in the recovery or prevention process.

Clinical Education Goals

At the completion of clinical education, our DPT students will be trained as generalists able to practice in a variety of settings and with a variety of patient populations throughout the lifespan.  Students/graduates will be able to:

  • Find, critically evaluate, and apply best evidence and innovation when solving clinical questions in order to maximize patient outcomes.
  • Apply movement analysis as part of evaluation, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of patients and clients.
  • Safely address local (impairment), regional (functional), and global (ability) needs of patients and clients through interventions, especially manual therapy, exercise prescription, and building self-efficacy.
  • Function in a highly professional, ethical, legal, and culturally-competent manner and demonstrate commitment to society and the profession.
  • Communicate and educate the individual, family, community, and other professionals about rehabilitation, positive health, prevention, and wellness.
  • Value and respect each healthcare professions’ unique skills and expertise in working collaboratively to provide care that is effective, and of high quality for individual patients, communities, and populations.

Please email our centralized account if you have any questions:

Dr. Devon J. Werner, PT, DPT, NCS
Director of Clinical Education

Dr. Angela Spontelli Gisselman, PT, PhD, DPT, OCS
Assistant Professor/Associate Director of Clinical Education

Dr. Melissa Burgemeister, PT, DPT, LAT, ATC
Teaching Assistant

Dominique Reynolds
Clinical Education Specialist

CAPTE Accreditation

For More Information

For information about your application,
or to inquire about a visit,
please contact:

Office of Graduate Admissions
(336) 841-9198

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