Shadowing Program

*Important update on COVID-19 (coronavirus) state of affairs*

The safety of our patients, employees, and students remains our number one priority. Shadow-related experiences including requests for virtual shadow appointments will remain on hold while COVID-19 cases are prevalent in the region.  We will continue to reevaluate and updates regarding the shadow program will be posted on this page.

Thank you for your patience. If you have questions or concerns please e-mail

About Altru's Shadow Program

The Altru Shadowing Program allows students and adults the opportunity to observe work in a health care career of their choice.

PT/OT Volunteer/Observation Hours

Volunteer hours count toward the observation hour requirement for application to the Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy Professional programs. Student volunteers must commit to a 2-4 hour shift per week for a full school semester. Learn more about volunteering here or call 701.780.5125 for additional information.