DPT Clinical Education

Dive into Clinical Experiences

Clinical education experiences provide the student with opportunities to practice and perform professional responsibilities with appropriate supervision, professional role modeling, and a variety of patients and learning encounters.

Clinical Education - Dr. Kevin MacPherson working with 3 DPT students

Clinical education experiences in the University of Florida’s DPT Program are integral parts of the educational process in that they provide the student with opportunities to integrate clinical practice with basic science, physical therapy theories, and critical thinking. Clinical education experiences are designed to allow students to use acquired knowledge, attitudes, communication skills, psychomotor proficiencies, and problem solving abilities to attain professional competency. Expectations of initial and subsequent experiences are structured to build on previous knowledge and performance.


Meet the Team

The purpose of the Clinical Education team is to create the best possible experience for our students and our sites. If you have any questions regarding the clinical experience, please contact us.

Judi Schack-Dugre, Pt, Dpt, Mba, Edd
Department: HP-PHYSICAL THERAPY

Judi Schack-Dugre, Pt, Dpt, Mba, Edd

Director Of Clinical Education
Phone: (352) 294-8868
Kevin L Macpherson
Department: HP-PHYSICAL THERAPY

Kevin L Macpherson

Clinical Lecturer
Phone: (352) 294-5998
Rachelle Studer-Byrnes
Department: HP-PHYSICAL THERAPY

Rachelle Studer-Byrnes

Clinical Assistant Professor And Assistant Director Of Clinical Education
Phone: (352) 273-6085
Natacha Miller
Department: HP-PHYSICAL THERAPY

Natacha Miller MBA

Academic Assistant I
Phone: (352) 294-8915