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DPT Programs

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy Curriculum Schedule

    This entry-level graduate professional program in the clinical arts and sciences of physical therapy follows a bachelor’s degree (including prerequisites) and requires 36 months of full-time graduate study (including summers). The annual start date for the D.P.T. program is the first summer term. Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.).

    Year 1

    • 1st Term Summer - 10 Semester Credit Hours
      • PT 7710 (4-6-0)  Clinical Anatomy
      • PT 7311 (2-2-0)  Clinical Exercise Physiology
    • 2nd Term Fall - 16 Semester Credit Hours
      • PT 7320 (3-0-0)  Foundation in Clinical Pathology
      • PT 7550 (4-3-0)  Fundamentals of Physical Therapist Examination
      • PT 7330 (3-1-0)  Biomechanical Relationships
      • PT 7331 (3-1-0)  Motor Control and Clinical Application
      • PT 7240 (2-0-0)  Evidence Based Practice in PT
    • 3rd Term Spring - 15 Semester Credit Hours
      • PT 7651 (3-9-0)  Acute Care Management
      • PT 7221 (2-0-0)  Cardiopulmonary Pathology
      • PT 7232 (2-0-0)  Foundation for Systems Review
      • PT 7241 (2-0-0)  Clinical Research for Physical Therapy
      • PT 7322 (3-0-0)  Musculoskeletal Pathology

    Year 2

    • 4th Term Summer - 7 Semester Credit Hours
      • PT 7260 (2-0-0)  Introduction to Clinical Education and Professionalism       
      • PT 7234 (2-0-0) Education and Communication for Physical Therapy
      • PT 7152 (0-3-0) Introduction to Therapeutic Exercise
      • PT 7212 (1-3-0) Introduction to Neuroscience Concepts
    • 5th Term Fall - 9 Semester Credit Hours
      • 1st 8 weeks
        • PT 7261 (0-0-6)  Acute Care Practicum
      • Last 7 weeks
        • PT 7242 (2-0-0) Evidence Based Practice Seminar I
        • PT 7353 (1-6-0) Musculoskeletal Examination and Management I
        • PT 7224 (2-0-0) Neuropathology I
    • 6th Term Spring - 13 Semester Credit Hours
      • PT 7336 (3-0-0) Management of Physical Therapy
      • PT 7235 (2-0-0) Disability Studies
      • PT 7325 (3-0-0) Neuropathology II
      • PT 7556 (3-6-0) Musculoskeletal Examination and Management II

    Year 3

    • 7th Term Summer - 6 Semester Credit Hours
      • PT 7462 (0-0-12) Musculoskeletal Practicum
      • PT 7233 (2-0-0) Health Care Issues for PTs
      • PT 7220 (2-0-0) Advanced Topics in Physical Therapy (elective)
    • 8th Term Fall - 14 Semester Credit Hours
      • PT 7354 (2-3-0) Essentials of Rehabilitation Practice
      • PT 7655 (4-6-0) Neuromuscular Examination and Management
      • PT 7243 (2-0-0) Evidence Based Practice Seminar II
      • PT 7337 (3-0-0) Operational Management of Physical Therapy
    • 9th Term Spring - 9 Semester Credit Hours
      • 1st 12 weeks
        • PT 7663 (0-0-18) Neuromuscular Practicum
      • Last 4 weeks
        • PT 7344 (3-0-0) Evidence Based Practice Seminar III

    Total Credits 99

D.P.T. Classes

The DPT program curriculum includes a three-year program of study with three (3) clinical rotations: eight weeks, 10 weeks, 12 weeks.

Program Admission

Admission to ASU’s physical therapy program is selective and competitive. Meeting the baseline admission requirements for the College of Graduate Studies and the Physical Therapy Department does not guarantee admission to the physical therapy program.

Program Admission