Courses for the Entry Level DPT Program

First Year, First Semester (16 weeks)

Course Name Hours
DPT 500 Human Anatomy I 4
DPT 510 Clinical Biomechanics 4
DPT 520 Rehabilitation Neuroscience 4
DPT 530 Physical Agents and Mechanical Modalities 3
DPT 540 Patient Assessment, Intervention and Therapeutic Exercise 2
DPT 561 Foundations of the Physical Therapy Profession 1
DPT 750 Bioethics Seminar for Physical Therapists 0.25
CHP 510 Inter-professional Competence: Theory and Practice 0.5
   
Total

18.75

First Year, Second Semester (17/18 weeks)

Course Name Hours
DPT 501 Human Anatomy II 3
DPT 511 Clinical Biomechanics II 4
DPT 522 Rehabilitation Neuroscience 3
DPT 542 Principles of Therapeutic Exercise Progression 3
DPT 562 Foundations of the Physical Therapy Profession 1
DPT 590 Research Methods and Statistics 2
DPT 595 Introduction to Evidence Based Practice 2
DPT 650 Infectious, Immune & Metabolic Disorders 3
DPT 750 Bioethics Seminar for Physical Therapists 0.25
CHP 511 Inter-professional Competence: Theory and Practice 0.5
   
Total 21.75

First Year, May Term(4 weeks)

Course Name Hours
DPT 570 Clinical Internship I 4
   
Total 4

 

Second Year, First Semester (16 weeks)

Course Name Hours
DPT 612 Neuromuscular System: Examination and Intervention I 4
DPT 632 Musculoskeletal Examination and Intervention for Spine 4
DPT 652 Physiology & Pharmacology 6
DPT 685 Pediatric Neuromuscular System: Examination and Interventions 3
DPT 750 Bioethics Seminar for Physical Therapists 0.25
   
Total 17.25

 

Second Year, Second Semester (17 weeks)

Course Name Hours
DPT 613 Neuromuscular System: Examination and Intervention II 2
DPT 633 Musculoskeletal Examination and Intervention, Extremities 3
DPT 642 Clinical Internship II 6
DPT 646 Amputation Rehabilitation 2
DPT 670 Psychological Aspects of Illness/ Disability 2
DPT 680 Geriatrics and Gerontology 3
DPT 694 Critically Appraised Topics 2
DPT 750 Bioethics Seminar for Physical Therapists 0.25
   
Total 20.25

 

Third Year, First Semester (16 weeks)

Course Name Hours
DPT 701 Principles of Management and Supervision for PT's 3
DPT 710 Clinical Reasoning Seminar 2
DPT 723 Clinical Internship III 10
DPT 730 Professional Lecture Series 2
DPT 740 Introduction to Radiology for Physical Therapists 1
DPT 750 Biomedical Ethics for Physical Therapists 1
DPT 790 Evidence Based Capstone Project 1
DPT 791* Thesis 2
DPT 792 Educational Strategies for Physical Therapists 2
Total 22/23

*May be taken in place of DPT 790

 

Third Year, Second Semester (18 weeks)

Course Name Hours
DPT 724 Clinical Internship IV 10
DPT 725 Clinical Internship V 9
DPT 790 Evidence Based Capstone Project 1
   
Total 20