Prior to Starting the Clinical Practicum component all students must have completed Term 1 successfully, attend the AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act) Training, have their CPR/First Aid (min. level C), attend Clinic and Outreach Orientation.

330 Hours Total Breakdown:

Intern Clinic: 231 hours

  • 14 shifts consisting of 5.5 hours each working on patients of the student intern clinic
  • There are 2 shifts per evening. Each shift will consist of 3 treatment blocks. Each treatment being 75 minutes in duration composed of 15-20 minutes assigned to assessment and 55-60 minutes for treatment (to include any home care given). There is a 25-minute break between each block.

Outreach/In-Reach/Placement: 100 hours

  • Term 2, 3 & 4 will treat different population groups in a variety of settings on/off campus, including but not limited to Sport, Corporate/Community, and Hospital/Hospice environments.

Open to students starting in term 2:

  • Trinity Village – long term care – students treat residents
  • Hospice Waterloo – students treat staff, patients and caregivers
  • KWA (Kitchener Waterloo Accessibility) – Inreach – students treat clients with a wide range of conditions and physical disabilities
  • ABI (Acquired Brain Injury) – students treat clients that have sustained a brain injury
  • University of Waterloo – Students treat different athletes from various seasonal varsity sports teams at UW
  • University of Guelph – Students treat different athletes from various seasonal varsity sports teams at UofG
  • ARCH – students treat clients with AIDS/HIV, hepatitis C, and clients of the trans clinic
  • Grand River Hospital – students treat staff
  • Cambridge Memorial Hospital – students treat clients participating in drop-in mental health focus groups
  • Portage – students are treating residents at a youth addictions treatment facility
  • Community Living – students treat clients with developmental disabilities
  • Langs – working with clients on referral from community healthcare group – the focus is affordable, holistic treatment

Open to students starting in term 3: All units treating patients/residents

  • Hospice Wellington – students treat staff, patients and caregivers
  • MS Society – Inreach – students treat clients who have varying stages of multiple sclerosis