Manuals and Policies - Doctor of Physical Therapy Program | Briar Cliff University

DPT Program Manuals & Policies


Student Handbooks

Briar Cliff DPT* Student Handbook (PDF)

A guide to the rights, responsibilities and policies for students enrolled in the Briar Cliff Doctor of Physical Therapy* program. Last updated October 2017.

Clinical Education Handbook (PDF)

The clinical education student handbook (PDF) serves as a supplement to other BCU Doctor of Physical Therapy* and Briar Cliff University student handbooks. Last updated August 2017.

Combined Student Handbook (PDF)

A guide to student rights, responsibilities and services at Briar Cliff University. Last updated Dec. 14, 2018.

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. Current and past catalogs can be found on the University Academic Catalog page »

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. For more information, contact Briar Cliff's IRB Director »

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. The form for this process can be found under the Legal and Consumer information page »

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. 

Campus Security and Fire Safety Report (PDF)

This report contains information on institutional policies concerning security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, emergency response, fire safety and other matters. (Last updated Sept. 2018)