Student Experiences


An observation affiliation is defined as a student shadowing a licensed clinician while observing patient care, but performing no direct treatment to a patient. Student observation opportunities are available for both current physical therapy or occupational therapy students and undergraduate students interested in pursuing a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy, Masters of Occupational Therapy, or Doctorate in Occupational Therapy. In order to be considered, you must apply for our program.


Since 2016, more than 550 students have registered for FOX clinical student rotations. Students with FOX can expect a robust curriculum designed to develop core clinical competencies and clinical judgement necessary to work with older adults in a home-based outpatient setting. FOX Students are provided access to a designated website rich with tools and materials to make their student experience a successful one.

We have more than 200 PT Clinical Instructors and 175 OT Fieldwork Educators who are dedicated to providing our students with clinical experiences that will challenge them to think critically, appropriately dose exercise interventions, and work collaboratively with other professionals. Our clinical educators are spread diversely throughout our geographical footprint to offer students experiences in both rural and urban settings.
Students interested in completing a clinical experience with FOX are required to contact their University Director of Clinical Education (DCE) / Academic Fieldwork Coordinator (AFC) who will coordinate directly with FOX. For more information, please reach out to Unfortunately, at this time we are unable to accept students in Physical Therapy Assistant or Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant Programs.
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​​​​​​​a FOX Clinical Experience?
Check out this webinar where Jimmy McKay, PT, DPT hosts Heather Cronin, PT, DPT, GCS and Kelsey Swope, MOT, OTR/L, BCG and discusses the value FOX places on fostering the future of PT and OT, our unique setting, and their experiences as both clinical education leaders and former students in the program.