Curriculum | Physical Therapy

This is a full-time program of study that is 33 months in duration. A cohort of students enters each year in late August and courses typically are open only to students enrolled in the Physical Therapy Program.     

The sequencing of the following coursework may be altered at the discretion of the faculty.

Year 1

Fall Credits
DPT 500: Human Anatomy I  4
DPT 510: Clinical Biomechanics I  4
DPT 520: Rehabilitation Neuroscience I      4
DPT 540: Patient Assessment, Intervention & Therapeutic Modalities 2
DPT 561: Foundations of the Physical Therapy Profession I  1
DPT 590: Research Methods and Statistics  2
DPT 750-01: Bioethics Seminar for Physical Therapists  .25
Total 17.25
Spring Credits
DPT 501: Human Anatomy II     3
DPT 511: Clinical Biomechanics II    4
DPT 522: Rehabilitation Neuroscience II and Motor Control       3
DPT-530: Physical Agents and Mechanical Modalities 3
DPT 542: Principles of Therapeutic Exercise Progression and Motor Learning 3
DPT 562: Foundations of the Physical Therapy Profession II     1
DPT 595: Introduction to Evidence Based Practice  2
DPT 650: Infectious, Immune and Metabolic Disorders   3
DPT 750-01: Bioethics Seminar for Physical Therapists .25
CHP 415/515: Foundations of Interprofessional Practice .5
Total 22.75
Summer Credits
DPT 570: Clinical Education Experience I  4

Year 2

Fall Credits
DPT 612: Neuromuscular System: Examination & Intervention 4
DPT 632: Musculoskeletal Examination & Intervention for the Spine 4
DPT 653: Physiology & Pharmacology I 4
DPT 685: Pediatric Neuromuscular System: Examination & Interventions 3
DPT 693: Advanced Evidence Based Practice 2
DPT 750-01: Bioethics Seminar for Physical Therapists  .25
Total 17.25
Spring Credits
DPT 613: Adult Neuromuscular System: Examination & Intervention   2
DPT 633: Musculoskeletal Examination & Intervention for the Extremities 3
DPT 642: Clinical Education Experience II (6 weeks)   6
DPT 654: Physiology & Pharmacology II 2
DPT 670: Psychological Aspects of Illness/ Disability  2
DPT 680: Geriatrics and Gerontology   3
DPT 694: Critically Appraised Topics  2
DPT 750-01: Bioethics Seminar for Physical Therapists        .25
Total 20.25

Year 3

Fall Credits
DPT 701: Principles of Management & Supervision for Physical Therapists 3
DPT 710: Clinical Reasoning Seminar 2
DPT 723: Clinical Education Experience III (10 Weeks) 10
DPT 730: Professional Lecture Series 2
DPT 740: Introduction to Medical Imaging for Physical Therapists 1
DPT 746: Amputation Rehabilitation 2
DPT 750-03: Biomedical Ethics for Physical Therapists 1
DPT 790: Evidence Based Capstone Project 1
DPT 792: Educational Strategies for Physical Therapists 2
Total 24

                                                                                           

Spring (18 weeks) Credits
DPT 724: Clinical Education Experience IV  10
DPT 725: Clinical Education Experience V   9
DPT 790: Evidence Based Capstone Project    1
Total 20