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Physical Therapy Internship (Minnesota)

Program Description
Mayo School of Health Sciences offers a Physical Therapy Internship for those students enrolled in an accredited physical therapy program.

The supervised clinical internship opportunities are for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant students. Internships are arranged by the academic coordinator of clinical education at your college or university, after you have completed the academic portion of your curriculum.

The MSHS Physical Therapy Internship thoroughly prepares individuals for practice in their affiliation area (e.g. acute care, neurologic rehabilitation, sports medicine, geriatrics, etc.).

The Physical Therapy Program at Mayo Clinic has been accredited since 1939. It is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.

Mayo Foundation also is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Higher Learning Commission
30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60602-2504
1-800-621-7440 (toll-free)
Fax: 312-263-7462

The Mayo Clinic campus in Rochester comprises an extensive outpatient complex, Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester, and research and education facilities. It is among the largest, most advanced medical centers in the world.

The Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation offers comprehensive physical medicine and rehabilitation care for both inpatients and outpatients. At Mayo Clinic, physician evaluations, as well as physical and occupational therapy services, are available. Inpatient rehabilitation care is provided at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus.

Through training activities, specialized equipment, videos and other learning resources, you will learn to treat adult and pediatric patients with medical diagnoses typically seen in the rehabilitative clinical setting, including stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, cancer, cardiac conditions and neurological impairments.

For the majority of the internship, your learning schedule will include eight-hour days, five days per week. While the regular workweek is usually 40 hours, additional projects, patient activities and homework may be assigned.

Class Size
Throughout the year, Mayo School of Health Sciences admits up to 50 students in its Physical Therapy Internship Program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. This ensures you will receive a comprehensive educational experience with close one-on-one instruction.

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