Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson College of Health Professions
Department of Physical Therapy

Curriculum

Credit Summary

Year Total Credits
One 40
Two 52
Three 34-40
Total Program Credits 126-132

First Year

S-1 Pre-Fall Semester (11 credits)

The S-1 Pre-Fall Semester takes place over 11 weeks, from July through mid-September.

Course Title Credits
PT 503 Advanced Human Anatomy 3
PT 504 Advanced Human Anatomy Lab 3
PT 527 Critical Inquiry I (Online) 3
PT 534 PT Practice Issues: Introduction to the Physical Therapy Profession (Online) 1
PT 536 PT Practice Issues: Language of Practice I (Online) 1

S-2 Fall Semester (17 credits)

The S-2 Fall Semester takes place over 15 weeks, from mid-September through December.

Course Title Credits
PT 506 Biomechanics & Kinesiology 4
PT 517 Neuroscience 4
PT 533 Introduction to Physical Therapy Examination 5
PT 538 PT Practice Issues: PTs as Teachers and Learners 2
PT 539 PT Practice Issues: Clinical Decision Making 1
PT 545 Integrated Clinical Experience (ICE) I 1

S-3 Spring Semester (12 credits)

The S-3 Spring Semester takes place over 16 weeks, from January through April.

Course Title Credits
PT 513 Pathophysiology I 3
PT 546 Integrated Clinical Experience (ICE) II 1
PT 553 Modalities and Physical Agents 3
PT 556 Therapeutic Exercise 3
PT 624 Critical Inquiry II 2

Year Two

S-4 Pre-Fall Semester (15 credits)

The S-4 Pre-Fall Semester takes place over 16 weeks, from May through August.

Course Title Credits
PT 514 Pathophysiology II 3
PT 607 Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy I 4
PT 611 Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy I 2
PT 613 Pharmacology 2
PT 628 Capstone Project I 1
PT 661 Physical Therapy for the Integumentary 3

S-5 Fall Semester (16 credits)

The S-5 Fall Semester takes place over 16 weeks, from September through mid-December.

Course Title Credits
PT 608 Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy II 4
PT 611 Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy II 3
PT 621 Neuromuscular Physical Therapy I 5
PT 645 Integrated Clinical Experience (ICE) III  1
PT 670 Prosthetics and Orthotics 3

S-6 Spring Semester A (15 credits)

The S-6 Spring Semester A takes place over 15 weeks, from mid-January through mid-March.

Course Title Credits
PT 609 Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy III 4
PT 622 Neuromuscular Physical Therapy II 4
PT 680 Clinical Education 1
PT 700 Differential Diagnosis 2
PT 710 Capstone Project II 1
PT 774 Geriatric Physical Therapy Practice 3

S-7 Spring Semester B (6 credits)

The S-7 Spring Semester B takes place over 12 weeks, from April through June.

Course Title Credits
PT 682 Integrated Clinical Affiliation  6

Year Three

S-8 Pre-Fall Semester (13-16 credits)

The S-8 Pre-Fall Semester takes place over 10 weeks, from July through mid-September.

Course Title Credits
PT 631 Healthcare Delivery Systems  2
PT 674 Pediatric Physical Therapy Practice 3
PT 705 Comprehensive Case Analysis I 2
PT 711 Capstone III 1
PT 736 Business and Leadership 3
PT 699 Electives (Optional) 2-5

S-9 Fall Semester (7 credits)

The S-9 Fall Semester takes place over 14 weeks, from mid-September through mid-December.

Course Title Credits
PT 781 Integrated Clinical Affiliation  7

S-10 Spring Semester A (8 credits)

The S-10 Spring Semester A takes place over 16 weeks, from January through April.

Course Title Credits
PT 782 Integrated Clinical Affiliation 8

S-11 Spring Semester B (6-9 credits)

The S-11 Spring Semester B takes place over 3 weeks, during May.

Course Title Credits
PT 706 Comprehensive Cases II 2
PT 730 Physical Therapy Practice Issues 2
PT 699 Electives (optional) 2-5