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Curriculum Structure

First Year

Fall Semester (15 - 16 Weeks: Sept - Dec) Credits
PT 503 Advanced Human Anatomy 3
PT 506 Biomechanics and Kinesiology 4
PT 511 Clinical Physiology I 3
PT 531 Clinical and Professional Skills I 4
PT 541 Physical Therapists as Learners and Teachers 3

Total

17
Spring Semester (15 - 16 Weeks: Jan - May) Credits
PT 512 Clinical Physiology II 3
PT 516 Neuroscience 3
PT 526 Critical Inquiry I 2
PT 532 Clinical and Professional Skills II 4
PT 607 Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy I 3
PT 504 Advanced Anatomy Laboratory 3

Total

18

Second Year

Pre-Fall Semester (10 Weeks: June - Aug) Credits
PT 553 Modalities and Physical Agents 3
PT 611 Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy 4
PT 613 Pharmacology 2
PT 680 Integrated Clinical Affiliation (classroom) 1

Total

10
Fall Semester A (8 Weeks: Sept - Oct) Credits

PT 681 Integrated Clinical Affiliation I

4
Fall Semester B (8 Weeks: Nov - Dec) Credits
PT 521 Motor Function Throughout the Lifespan 3
PT 608 Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy II 2
PT 626 Critical Inquiry II 2
PT 661 Physical Therapy for the Integumentary System 2

Total

9
Spring Semester (12 Weeks: Jan - Mar) Credits
PT 601 Rehabilitation: Continuum of Care 3
PT 609 Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy III 2
PT 616 Neuromuscular Physical Therapy I 4
PT 631 Healthcare Delivery Systems 2

Total

11
Pre-Summer Session (8 Weeks: April - May) Credits
PT 682 Integrated Clinical Affiliation II 4

Third Year

Pre-Fall/Fall A Semester (14 Weeks: July - Oct) Credits
PT 651 Applied Exercise Physiology 3
PT 674 Physical Therapy Clinical Decision Making in Pediatrics 3
PT 716 Neuromuscular Physical Therapy II 3
PT 627 Critical Inquiry III 3

Total

12
Fall Semester B (10 Weeks: Oct - Dec) Credits
PT 781 Integrated Clinical Affiliation III 5
Spring Semester (15 - 16 Weeks: Jan - Apr) Credits
PT 646 Clinical Physiology III 3
PT 670 Prosthetics and Orthotics 3
PT 736 Business and Leadership in Physical Therapy Practice 3
PT 741 Comprehensive Physical Therapy Clinical Decision Making 4
PT 774 Physical Therapy Clinical Decision Making in Geriatrics 3

Total

16
Summer Session (10 Weeks: May - Aug) Credits
PT 782 Integrated Clinical Affiliation IV 5

Credit Summary

  Credits
First-Year Professional Credits 35
Second-Year Professional Credits 38
Third-Year Professional Credits 38

Total Credits for Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree Program

111