Requirements for Clinical Affiliations


Students have two part-time clinical affiliations during the first year of the program and two full-time six-week clinical affiliations in the second year of the program. Assignments to clinical affiliations are made by the program coordinator or designate. These placements are limited to the number of students the clinical facilities can accept. Clinical sites are located throughout the greater Sacramento and northern/central California region. Placement in clinical affiliations is dependent on the student meeting the educational, health, and physical capability requirements of the college, and the institution offering the opportunity. This includes completion of a physical examination, immunizations, and a TB test. Students must demonstrate capability to perform essential job-related functions of a physical therapist assistant. Evidence of completion of a first-aid course, and a current CPR certificate for health personnel (Level C) is required. Background checks and drug screens are also required. Many clinical sites require students to show proof of health insurance.