Marymount's location in the greater Washington metropolitan area provides students with more than 240 local clinic sites, many of them nationally recognized. In addition, the program has more than 250 distant clinical sites from Alaska to Florida, and Hawaii to Tennessee. These clinical sites provide a wide range of opportunities for mentored, hands-on learning in urban, suburban, and rural communities in settings such as
in-patient rehabilitation hospitals
acute care hospitals
outpatient clinics representing specialty areas across the range of physical therapy practice: orthopedic and manual therapy, neurological rehabilitation, pediatrics, geriatrics, sports rehabilitation, cardiac rehabilitation, work ergonomics, etc.
skilled nursing facilities
home care and hospice care
wellness and health promotion
During clinical rotations, students may manage individuals with cardiac dysfunction on a transplant ward, spinal cord injury in a trauma unit, premature infants in neonatal intensive care, Olympic hopefuls in a sports medicine facility, patients with stroke in a rehabilitation hospital, and children in a school for the blind.
This is an exciting time in the U.S. health care industry and it is a particularly exciting time for the rapidly growing profession of physical therapy. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment of physical therapists is expected to grow much faster than average. Job opportunities will be good, especially in acute hospital, rehabilitation, and orthopedic settings.”
Patients increasingly recognize physical therapists for their patient-centered care. Moreover, our nation’s aging population should spur an increased need for knowledgeable, skilled physical therapists in a variety of practice settings.