University of Evansville

Physical Therapy

At UE, Doctor of Physical Therapy students complete 1200 hours of full-time, in-the-clinic experience. Physical Therapist Assistant students complete 720 hours.


Ace CARE is a pro bono physical therapy clinic run by University of Evansville Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students. Patients who are uninsured, underinsured or homeless have the opportunity to receive physical therapy services on the University of Evansville campus at no cost to the patient. Ace CARE has also expanded its services to include a health and wellness component, a group exercise program for individuals who have had a stroke. Combining the educational experience of physical therapy students with the growing need for such services in our community, Ace CARE is an opportunity for DPT students to expand their social awareness and professional skills. Student therapists treat patients under the supervision of local physical therapists who volunteer their time and expertise to make a difference in our community.

Support Our Efforts

Licensed physical therapists (PTs) have the opportunity to donate 3-4 hours per month to work with DPT students and oversee patient treatment. All participants (PTs and students) must acquire their own personal liability insurance. Liability insurance can be purchased from Healthcare Providers Service Organization which is endorsed by the APTA. More information is available at: Financial assistance for purchasing liability insurance may be available.

Spread the word about Ace CARE to others in our profession who might be interested in making a difference in the community and contributing to the education of University of Evansville Physical Therapy students. If you have any questions or are interested in supporting our efforts , please contact

Financial donations to our clinic may be sent to the University’s Office of Development. Please indicate that your donation should be directed to Ace CARE.

Click here to download the registration form.

Mission Statement

The mission of Ace CARE is to connect the unmet health care needs of the Tri-State community with the educational experience of University of Evansville Doctor of Physical Therapy students by providing direct physical therapy care to patients at ECHO Community Health Care. Through service, Ace CARE integrates the APTA core values of social responsibility, altruism, integrity, and excellence. Ace CARE promotes awareness of the benefits of physical therapy and helps to improve the quality of life in our surrounding area.

Patient and Participant Information

The Ace CARE clinic receives 100% of patient referrals from ECHO Community Healthcare of Evansville. Individuals post-stroke who are interested in participating in our group exercise program may click here for more information. Our outpatient clinic operates from Graves Hall and our group exercise program operates from the Carson Center. Both are on the University of Evansville campus. Click here for a campus map. Please contact Ace CARE for more information.

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