DPT Student Handbook
A guide to the rights, responsibilities and policies for students enrolled in the Briar Cliff Doctor of Physical Therapy program.
Clinical Education Handbook
The clinical education student handbook serves as a supplement to other BCU Doctor of Physical Therapy and Briar Cliff University student handbooks.
Briar Cliff Physical Therapy Clinic Handbook
This handbook serves as a supplement to other BCU Doctor of Physical Therapy and University student handbooks. It is to be utilized as a resource for DPT students and supervisory physical therapists who assist with the Briar Cliff Clinic
Briar Cliff Clinic Emergency Action Plan
This handbook serves as a supplement to the Briar Cliff Physical Therapy Clinic Handbook, as well as to other BCU Doctor of Physical Therapy and University student Handbooks. It is to be utilized as a resource for DPT students, faculty, and staff, as well as supervisory physical therapists, who assist with the Briar Cliff Clinic
DPT FERPA Form
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that gives parents the right to have access to their children?s education records, the right to seek to have the records amended, and the right to have some control over the disclosure of personally identifiable information from the education records. When a student turns 18 years old, or enters a postsecondary institution at any age, the rights under FERPA transfer from the parents to the student (“eligible student”). The law requires that you complete this form and submit it in order for a member of BCU physical therapy department to give a recommendation and/or provide any confidential information about your academic history with other individuals.
Briar Cliff Student Handbook
A guide to student rights, responsibilities and services at Briar Cliff University.
University Academic Catalog
In the Briar Cliff University academic catalog, you'll find general university information, guidelines, majors, courses, academic requirements, etc. The catalog that pertains to you is based on the type of student you are and the year you enrolled at BCU.
Briar Cliff University Academic Advising Handbook
This handbook is intended to help BCU advisors and students succeed in achieving their academic goals. The handbook should provide a useful reference guide to university policies, procedures, and resources.
Institutional Review Board
According to federal law, an Institutional Review Board must approve proposed non-exempt research at the University before involvement of human subjects may begin.
Grievances Outside of Due Process
Grievances made by individuals that fall outside of the due process, such as complaints from clinical education sites, employers of graduates, and the public, must be submitted in writing to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The written document should include circumstances of the grievance, specific concerns, and a possible remedy. The individual will be notified in writing of the Vice President for Academic Affairs? decision. Complaints, supporting documents, and a copy of the decision, will be maintained by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Grievances Within Due Process
The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) has a mechanism to consider formal complaints about physical therapy education programs (PT or PTA) that allege a program is not in compliance with one or more of CAPTE's Evaluative Criteria or has violated any of CAPTE's expectations related to academic integrity.
Public Safety Report
The safety and well-being of students, staff and faculty are primary considerations at Briar Cliff University. We must ensure all applicants have access to this information regarding campus security.
University Accreditation and Policies
Learn more about all university policies, including:
DPT COVID Vaccination Procedures
A guide to COVID vaccines and clinical site requirements.