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Curriculum Structure

First Year

S-1 PRE-FALL SEMESTER (8 wks: July - August)

Credits

PT 534

PT Practice Issues: Introduction to the Physical Therapy Profession (Online)

1

PT 535

PT Practice Issues: Measurement in Clinical Practice (Online)

1

PT 536

PT Practice Issues: Language of Practice I (Online)

1

PT 527

Critical Inquiry I

2

Semester Total Credits

5

S-2 FALL SEMESTER (16 wks: Sept - Dec)

Credits

PT 503

Advanced Human Anatomy

3

PT 506

Biomechanics and Kinesiology

4

PT 513

Pathophysiology I

3

PT 533

Introduction to Physical Therapy Examination

4

PT 537

PT Practice Issues: Language of Practice II

1

PT 538

PT Practice Issues: PTs as Teachers and Learners

1

PT 539

PT Practice Issues: Clinical Decision Making

1

Semester Total Credits

17

S-3 SPRING SEMESTER (16 wks: Jan – 1/2May)

Credits

PT 504

Advanced Anatomy Laboratory

3

PT 514

Pathophysiology II

3

PT 517

Neuroscience

4

PT 553

Modalities and Physical Agents

3

PT 556

Therapeutic Exercise

3

Semester Total Credits

16

Second Year

S-4 PRE-FALL SEMESTER (10 wks: ½ May – July)

Credits

PT 611

Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy

5

PT 613

Pharmacology

2

PT 607

Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy I

3

PT 680

Introduction to Clinical Education

1

Semester Total Credits

11

S-5 FALL SEMESTER A (8 weeks: Aug-Sept)

Credits

PT 681

Integrated Clinical Affiliation `

4

Semester Total Credits

4

Third Year

S- 9 PRE-FALL (10 wks June-1/2 August)

Credits

PT 781

Integrated Clinical Affiliation III

5

 

Semester Total Credits

5

S-10 FALL SEMESTER (16 wks: Sept – Dec )

Credits

PT 700

Differential Diagnosis

2

PT 631

Healthcare Delivery Systems

2

PT 774

Geriatric Physical Therapy Practice

3

PT 736

Business and Leadership in Physical Therapy Practice

3

PT 710

Capstone Project II

1

PT 705

Comprehensive Case Analyses I

2

PT 750

Electives

2-5

Semester Total Credits (dependent on electives)

15-18

S-11A SPRING SEMESTER A (6 wks: January - ½ Feb., first week of May)

Credits

PT 711

Capstone Project III *(return for 1 week immediately following PT 782)

1

PT 741

Comprehensive Case Analyses II

1

PT 730

PT Practice Issues: Advocacy, Professional Association

2

PT 750

Electives

2-5

S-11B SPRING SEMESTER B (10 wks: ½ Feb. – April)

Credits

PT 782

Integrated Clinical Affiliation IV (10 weeks: 1/2 Feb. – April)

5

 

* Students return to campus for 1 week immediately after PT 782

 

Semester Total Credits (dependent on electives)

10-13

 

Total Curriculum Credits

110-115

Credit Summary

YEAR

TOTAL CREDITS

DPT 1

38

DPT 2

42

DPT 3

30 + (Dependent upon electives)

 DPT PROGRAM CREDITS TOTAL

110 + (Dependent upon electives)