Project Description


Physical Therapy Internships in Cape Town.

Cape Town physical therapy internships are geared towards those looking to continue or complete their education in the PT field. By participating in a physical therapy internship in South Africa, you will work alongside established South African physical therapists and gain a true hands-on experience that’s so rare elsewhere in the world. The demand for South African health care professionals is always growing, particularly within the city of Cape Town, and they are always in need of competent, enthusiastic students to aid in this demanding yet rewarding field.

Physical Therapy internships in Cape Town:

We will work with you to create a South African physical therapy internship placement that is based around your long-term professional goals. And if you have course requirements, we will assure all of these prerequisites are met. Candidates for our physical therapy internships are expected to have a strong theoretical understanding of human anatomy, biomechanics and/or prior experience working in rehabilitative settings. We have placed program participants at internship sites in the following physical therapy fields:

  • Pediatric physical therapy
  • Neurological physical therapy
  • Orthopedic physical therapy
  • Musculoskeletal/Sports physical therapy
  • Geriatric physical therapy

The benefits of a doing your physical therapy internship in South Africa:

  • Satisfy degree and graduate school requirements—Gain certified clinical hours and a letter of recommendation towards your professional career.
  • Complement your theoretical understanding of PT— Work within the physical therapy field that directly relates to your area of professional interest and become exposed to various disorders and handicaps within the field.
  • Experiential learning —Directly assist South African physical therapists with patients assessments, treatment planning, execution of treatment plans, charting and patient write-ups, long term goal planning, and diagnosis.
  • Make a difference in the lives of others—Connect with your patients on a personal level as you use your skills to alleviate pain, and aid in the treatment of patients in allowing them to meet their health goals.

Contact us today to learn how you can apply for a Cape Town physical therapy internship.

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Meet past participants:

Cat Steckbeck – Boston, Massachusetts USA (2017)

I initially chose Cape Town because of the rave reviews I had heard from my friends who had studied here. I knew I wanted to do my 6-month internship abroad, but I still wanted to [...]

  • Grace Babcock PT internship testimonial VACorps

Grace Babcock – Winston-Salem, North Carolina USA (2017)

Grace participated in a physical therapy internship in Cape Town with VACorps in 2017. "My time in South Africa were two of the best months of my life for so many different reasons. My internship [...]

Noelle Cahill – San Mateo, California USA (2016)

Noelle participated in a physical therapy internship in Cape Town with VACorps in 2016. "Since I was in high school, I have always had a desire to go to Africa. After talking to one of [...]

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