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Clinical Placements

Scheduling for clinical experiences is a complex process due to federal and individual state regulations and clinical site availability. This limits the number of states in which MSMU DPT students may complete clinical experiences. States in which we currently have authorization for clinical placements can be found at the bottom of this page. The University is willing to explore states not currently on the list but cannot guarantee clinical placements. Requests for placements in states not on the list must be made 12 months in advance of clinical placement.




States in which we can Arrange Clinical Placements.


  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Kansas
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Nebraska
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin

The Doctor of Physical Therapy degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). Mount Saint Mary’s DPT graduates are eligible to sit for the National Physical Therapy Exam in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Licenses are granted by the licensing authority in individual states and those licensing boards might require an additional exam on laws and regulations specific to that state. The Physical Therapy Board of California is the licensing authority for California and requires an exam on the laws and regulations for practice of physical therapy in California. Contact information for the licensing authorities in other jurisdictions can be found on the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy website here. Mount Saint Mary’s University is also in the process of researching professional licensure requirements in others states.