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Ohio Physical Therapy Students
"Student physical therapist" means a student enrolled in an accredited or candidacy status entry level physical therapist education program who is completing a required clinical education course. Effective January 1, 2020, a student physical therapist shall be at least eighteen years old.
"Student physical therapist assistant" means a student enrolled in an accredited or candidacy status entry level physical therapist assistant education program who is completing a required clinical education course. Effective January 1, 2020, a student physical therapist assistant shall be at least eighteen years old.
Can students practice in a clinical setting?
What kind of supervision is required for student PTs and PTAs?
Supervision of the student physical therapist.
Supervision of the student physical therapist assistant.
Documentation – Cosignatures
All documentation by student physical therapists and student physical therapist assistants shall be cosigned by the supervising physical therapist.
Identification of Students
All student physical therapists shall use one of the following to indicate student status:
All student physical therapist assistants shall use one of the following to indicate student status:
Ohio Admin. Code §4755-27-01
Ohio Admin. Code§ 4755-27-07