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The Ohio-Kentucky Consortium of Physical Therapy Programs for Clinical Education (OKCPTP) began as the Ohio Consortium in the 1990's.  In 2007, the Kentucky Physical Therapy programs were officially added to the consortium and in 2011 as well as again in 2017, the group updated the mission and purpose in the by-laws to reflect our future directions.


Current Membership includes:

  • Bellarmine University

  • Cleveland State University

  • Mount St. Joseph University

  • Mount Union University

  • Ohio University

  • The Ohio State University

  • The University of Findlay

  • The University of Toledo

  • University of Cincinnati

  • University of Dayton

  • University of Kentucky

  • Walsh University

  • Western Kentucky University

  • Youngstown State University


Our mission is to cultivate a culture of excellence in physical therapist clinical education through leadership, collaboration, service, innovation, and scholarship.



  1. Optimize the administrative processes for physical therapy clinical education

  2. Promote clinical faculty and clinical site development

  3. Enhance communication between PT/PTA programs regarding clinical education

  4. Reward outstanding performance of the clinical faculty

  5. Promote quality physical therapy clinical education through collaboration with the components of the American Physical Therapy Association

  6. Support ongoing development of clinical education groups

  7. Provide mentorship among Directors for Clinical Education (DCEs)/Assistant Directors of Clinical Education (ADCEs) of PT programs.






Our vision is to be a national leader in physical therapist clinical education.


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