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Tennessee PT Students

Exemption for students

A person who is pursuing a course of study leading to a degree as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant in a professional education program approved by the board and is satisfying supervised clinical education requirements related to physical therapy education.

What type of supervision is required for a student?

A physical therapist shall provide on-site supervision to physical therapy clinical students at all times and will be in accordance with the APTA guidelines for clinical education which suggest a minimum of one (1) year of licensed clinical experience prior to functioning as a clinical instructor for physical therapist students.

A physical therapist assistant shall provide on-site supervision to physical therapist assistant clinical students at all times and will be in accordance with the APTA guidelines for clinical education which suggest a minimum of one (1) year of licensed clinical experience prior to functioning as a clinical instructor for physical therapist assistant students

Citations

Tenn. Code Ann. § 63-13-305

Tenn. Code Ann. § 63-13-311

Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1150-01-.02

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