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Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) Degree Plan

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 (4-9-0) 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) Functional 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 - 17 Semester Credit Hours
    • PT 7651 (3-9-0) Acute Care Management
    • PT 7212 (1-3-0) Introduction to Neuroscience Concepts
    • 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 7252 (1-3-0) Introduction to Therapeutic Exercise
  • 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: 100