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This course is designed to provide the student with field experiences under the supervision of a professional in the allied health or related setting and to enhance the learning experience with class discussions of clinical experiences.
The purpose of the practicum experience is to provide the student with clinical observation in an area of interest within the allied health professions. The allied health profession includes but is not limited to areas such as: physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, nursing, and physician assistant.
The Allied Health Practicum is available in three (3) levels of experiences. The first level of practicum is KIN 344 and is required for the Pre-Therapy/Allied Health (PTAH) Option in the Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Tracks. Students in the Physician Assistant and Nursing Tracks can enroll in KIN 344, however, they must set-up their own observation/volunteer experience. Subsequently, the student may take an additional term of practicum (KIN 345) to obtain additional hours of observation/volunteer experience, however, they must set-up their own observation/volunteer experience.
KIN 343 and KIN 344 are taken concurrently.
KIN 343 Pre-Therapy/Allied Health Seminar (also has an application form)
Students who wish to take KIN 344/345: Allied Health Practicum will be required to submit an application to the course instructor.
Once the application is received, it will be reviewed for prerequisites including coursework and GPA. If the student has met the prerequisites AND there are clinical sites available for the student, the student will be notified by the program office that they are cleared to register for KIN 344. The course instructor must approve any new practicum experience prior to you beginning the experience.
The options for practicum will be communicated with the student prior to the first day of class as well as discussed on the first day of class. Once you have been assigned a clinical affiliation, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the site and the clinical supervisor to discuss schedules and determine the specific start date and arrange other specifics of your internship depending on the clinic’s availability and your other scheduled classes. Students, generally, will start their clinical affiliation during weeks 1 and 2 of the term. Sites in Albany, Corvallis, Eugene, Lebanon, Philomath, and Salem will be utilized.
It is MANDATORY that you attend the first week of classes so you will be adequately trained to begin your clinical affiliation during the second week of class. Be sure to schedule any travel to and from campus prior to the start of classes so that you will be in attendance on the first scheduled day of class.
If you are not in attendance the first week of class, you may be asked to withdraw.
In order for the student to register for KIN 344/345: Allied Health Practicum, the student must submit a completed application to the course instructor.
Students who wish to apply to take the Allied Health Practicum are required to have satisfied all prerequisite coursework. Additionally, students must complete the KIN 344/345 Practicum Application Packet (pdf). Students will be required to have completed all aspects of the application for consideration. Once complete, students will be admitted on a space available basis.
Clinic placements should be available by the end of week 9
Applications should be turned in to Langton 221 (PTAH mailbox)
For Winter term 2020
November 1, 2019
For Spring term 2020
February 7, 2020
For Fall term 2020
May 1, 2020