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:

Shelby Erdahl – Montana, US (2018)

  Shelby joined the VACorps program in May 2018 and participated in a Physical Therapy Placement. "I chose Cape Town as a place to study abroad because it was somewhere that I had always [...]

Meggin Kelley – Ohio, USA (2018)

“Choosing to come to Cape Town and complete an internship through VACorps was one of the best decisions I have made throughout my college career. I had high hopes of how this internship would make [...]

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 [...]

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