Why Become a “Clarke” PT?

Top 10 Facts

  • Small class sizes of 30 students guarantee a one-on-one education experience.
  • Students acquire hands on experience with patients starting in their second semester through the integrated Clinical Practicum Program.
  • Newly renovated and expanded classrooms and laboratory spaces.
  • Clinical education spread throughout the 3 year program in order to apply knowledge at each stage of learning.
  • Small campus where students are encouraged to address their professors by first name fosters a comfortable, family atmosphere.
  • All Clarke Professors are licensed, practicing physical therapists specializing in orthopedics, sports medicine, neurology, pediatrics, women’s health, or lymphedema.
  • Medical-school grade cadaver lab ensures a 4:1 student to cadaver ratio for optimal learning.
  • 100% of students actively participate in the Clarke Organization of Student Physical Therapists, a group of physical therapy students dedicated to service learning and community action. Click here for more information.
  • Opportunities for inter-professional collaboration and networking with nursing students and Dubuque area PT clinicians encourages a multidisciplinary treatment and problem solving approach.
  • The beautiful city of Dubuque, Iowa offers plenty of shopping, eating, and entertainment. Read more at

Click here for more information on the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

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