The Ann Wilson On-site Teaching Clinic is an essential component of the Puget Sound School of Physical Therapy.

  • Students provide pro-bono physical therapy services under the supervision of clinical instructors (CIs).
  • CIs are expert clinicians from the community hired to teach, and do not carry a patient load of their own, allowing them to focus solely on students’ learning.
  • The pace of the clinic is customized to student learning needs.
  • Communication between students and their CIs is constant and open.
  • Students participate in the on-site clinic for three consecutive semesters with increasing responsibility each term, commensurate with their academic preparation.

Effectiveness of the on-site clinic is evident and well established. 

  • Reports from clinical instructors consistently state Puget Sound Doctor of Physical Therapy students adapt to their clinic environments more quickly and more effectively than other students they encounter.

  • The learning environment provides students an unparalleled experience which prepares them for full-time clinical experiences in the community. 

Adult On-Site Clinic 

Fall: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Spring: Wednesdays

Students in the adult on-site clinic, provide physical therapy care and services to individuals with movement dysfunction resulting from neurologic, orthopedic, or general medical conditions.

  • Neurological diagnoses include, but not limited to stroke, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy, balance disorders, vertigo, and developmental delay.
  • Orthopedic conditions include injuries to muscles, bones, and joints.
  • The adult clinic also provides care for individuals whose physical function has been impacted by systemic illnesses such as diabetes or cancer.
  • Patients are seen for 55-minute sessions on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays (in the fall) or on Wednesdays (in the spring).
  • The on-site clinic also offers an Exercise and Wellness program during Fall semester for individuals with minor musculoskeletal or neurological diagnoses and/or who wish to improve/maintain current levels of fitness.

Pediatric On-Site Clinic 

Fall: Tuesday & Thursday afternoons ONLY

The pediatric on-site clinic provides physical therapy care and services for children with motor delays during Fall semester only. 

  • Third-year Doctor of Physical Therapy students provide evaluation and intervention under the direct supervision and guidance of an experienced, practicing pediatric physical therapist.
  • Children may be referred by their parents, physician, community therapist or teacher. 
  • Medical referrals are required for children under active medical care.
  • Parents must provide transportation for their child to and from the on-site clinic. 
  • Children are seen for 50-minute sessions on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays.
  • Appointment times for Peds Clinic: 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm, or 4:30 pm.

Exercise/Wellness Group

Fall: Tuesday or Thursday afternoons ONLY

The exercise/wellness group program provides exercise/wellness intervention for campus and community members. 

  • Second-year Doctor of Physical Therapy students provide exercise/wellness evaluation and individualized exercise prescription under the direct supervision and guidance of an experienced, practicing physical therapists.
  • Participants receive weekly exercise monitoring and progression.


Referral Forms

The clinic operates via direct access and can accept either self-referrals or referrals from a health care provider.

Adult Clinic


FALL ONLY- Exercise/Wellness Group 


FALL ONLY- Pediatric Clinic

Pediatric Referral Form

Return documents to our Physical Therapy Lead Program Coordinator, Jenn Albert. Please note our emails are not encrypted. If you are not comfortable with information provided on the referral form being transmitted via email, you may return the form via fax, mail, or in-person.

  • Fax: 253.879.3540
  • Mail: 1500 N. Warner St. #1030, Tacoma, WA 98416-1030, ATTN: On-site Clinic
  • Drop Off: Weyerhaeuser Hall, Room 229, (N. 11th Street - Across from Memorial Fieldhouse, behind Baker Stadium)

Referral forms can also be requested by email or phone:

Hours of Operation

The on-site clinic operates on the academic calendar both fall and spring semesters as follows:

  • Fall Semester – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
  • Spring Semester – Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.


There is no charge for the physical therapy services received in the on-site clinic. There is a $50 administrative support fee each semester for participation in Adult and Pediatric Clinics. Participants may pay any time during their visits, it is not required up front to receive services.