Clinical Education

Clinical education is the clinical component of the physical therapy curriculum. It provides students with the opportunities to put clinical skills learned in classes into practice within a physical therapy setting under the direct supervision of a licensed physical therapist. The Sage Colleges' physical therapy curriculum consists of two phases of clinical education: four part time Clinical Applications scheduled during the fall and spring semesters of the first two years and three full time clinical education experiences.

Sage College Physical Therapy Department is committed to the pursuit of quality clinical experiences for its students. Quality of experience demands ongoing learning on the part of all stakeholders, including the Director of Clinical Education, the academic faculty, the clinical faculty (clinical instructors and center coordinators of clinical education ), and last but not least the students.

Contact Information



Nancy Hellman, PT                                         Sally Robitaille
Director of Clinical Education                           PT Administrative Assistant
hellmn@sage.edu                                           robits@sage.edu
518.244.2456                                               518.244.2059

Erin Westenfeld, PT                                       Patricia Pohl, PT, PhD 
Assistant Director of Clinical Education           Chair, Program Director  
westee@sage.edu                                        pohlp@sage.edu
518.244.2449                                              518.244.2056