School Setting PT Observation Hours

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Sep 12, 2017
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Majority of PT schools require observation hours in different settings and I want to know how one would get observation hours in a school setting? Any advice helps and is appreciated.

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Email/ visit the schools you’re interested in. A school might take a little longer to get clearance in because you’ll likely need a background check and fingerprinting before you could be allowed to observe or volunteer. If you just need a “special” setting outpatient peds or aquatic facilities may be an easier/ quicker option.