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Clinical Experiences

  • Clinical experiences /internships at OSI are open only to students in a PT or PTA program.
  • Pre PT/PTA or pre OT/OTA students may inquire about job shadowing / observation hours: please contact Anna O’Brien:

OSI provides every student with an advanced, high level clinical experience. The internship will prepare you for employment in a fast-paced orthopedic clinical setting that focuses on outstanding clinical care and excellent customer service. Our goal is to help students enter the physical therapy profession with a strong clinical background, ethical and effective decision-making skills and a highly professional behavior.

Objectives of an OSI Internship

1. Clinical

  • Entry-level applicants start with orthopedic evaluation and treatment
  • You will manage a moderate caseload with consistent time-management involving 1 hour evaluations and 1/2 hour subsequent visits
  • You will determine discharge criteria and accurately predict expected number of visits and functional outcomes with assistance from a clinical instructor.
  • You will be trained to become a critical decision-maker
  • You will become familiar with various treatment techniques and specialties

2. Personal/Professional

  • Interns will display professional behavior with exceptional maturity
  • You will learn to become a mature decision-maker

3. Ethical

  • As an OSI intern, you will develop legal, moral, and ethical decision-making skills while finding a balance between patient needs, regulatory requirements and expectations of those who pay for services

Student Expectations

We prefer to take students in their final internships. We are a fast-paced orthopedic clinic and have high expectations for students with regards to evaluation, treatment and documentation. We expect professional behavior, appearance and excellent overall presentation. We prefer students who have a strong orthopedic/sports medicine background or interest.

Colleges We Have Contracts With:

  • University of Minnesota
  • St. Catherine’s University
  • College of St. Scholastica
  • Anoka Ramsey Technical College
  • Mayo School of Health Sciences
  • University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse
  • University of North Dakota
  • Des Moines University
  • Clarke College
  • University of Iowa
  • Indiana University
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of St. Augustine
  • Lake Superior College
  • University of Central Arkansas

Meet the OSI Center Coordinator of Clinical Education

Amy Prose, PT, OCS, is the Professional Development Coordinator at OSI. Amy attended Marquette University-Milwaukee and graduated with her MS in Physical Therapy. Amy is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS).

To contact Amy Prose:

Links to Student Handouts

  • If you are performing a clinical at OSI, we would like you to refer to the handouts in this link. Click on the link below to view: Student internship information packet (print/fill out/bring on first day)

Student internship information packet    (print/fillout/bring on first day)