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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
S-6 FALL SEMESTER B (11 weeks: Oct – ½ Dec) Credits
PT 617 Neuromuscular Physical Therapy I 4
PT 608 Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy II 2
PT 624 Critical Inquiry II 2
PT 670 Prosthetics and Orthotics 3
Semester Total Credits 11
S-7 SPRING SEMESTER A (8 wks: Jan - Feb) Credits
PT 682 Integrated Clinical Affiliation II 4
Semester Total Credits 4
S-8 SPRING SEMESTER B (11 wks: Mar – ½ May) Credits
PT 618 Neuromuscular Physical Therapy II 4
PT 609 Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy III 2
PT 661 Physical Therapy for the Integumentary System 2
PT 674 Pediatric Physical Therapy Practice 3
PT 628 Capstone Project I 1
Semester Total Credits 12

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)