Doctor of Physical Therapy Curriculum

ENTRY-LEVEL DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY

The entry-level DPT program consists of 100 semester credit hours of professional-level courses taken over 6 semesters (36 months). The program includes 30 weeks of full-time clinical affiliations and a 4-week specialty clinical internship. The DPT program operates on “super semesters” , with the Fall semester beginning on July 1 and continuing through the end of December. The Spring semester runs from January-June.

 

Doctor of Physical Therapy Curriculum

Semester Credit Hours

First Year-Fall

PHYT 7001 - Clinical Foundations I

4.0

PHYT 7005 - Therapeutic Exercise Science

4.0

PHYT 7009 - Neuroscience I

3.0

PHYT 7014 - Systematic Reasoning and Scientific Investigation I

3.0

PHYT 7017 - Cells, Systems, and Disease

3.0

PHYT 8022 - Professional Issues and Clinical Decision Making I

2.0

First Year-Spring

CSBL 7014 – Anatomy I

5.0

PHYT 7011 - Clinical Foundations II

4.0

PHYT 7012 - Movement Science I

4.0

PHYT 7019 - Neuroscience II

3.0

PHYT 8122 - Professional Issues & Clinical Decision Making II

2.0

First Year Total

37.0

Second Year-Fall

PHYT 7018 - Pharmacological Principles in Physical Therapy

2.0

PHYT 8002 - Management of the Patient with Musculoskeletal Dysfunction I

5.0

PHYT 8007 - Orthotics in Rehabilitation

1.5

PHYT 8011 - Electrophysical Agents in Rehabilitation

3.0

PHYT 8108 - Management of the Patient with Neuromuscular Dysfunction I

5.0

PHYT 8130 - Movement Science II

2.0

Second Year-Spring

PHYT 8012 - Prosthetics in Rehabilitation

1.5

PHYT 8013 - Management of the Patient with Cardiopulmonary Dysfunction

3.0

PHYT 8114 - Management of the Patient with Musculoskeletal Dysfunction II

5.0

PHYT 8116 - Management of the Patient with Neuromuscular Dysfunction II

5.0

PHYT 8222 - Professional Issues & Clinical Decision Making III

1.0

PHYT 7021 - Clinical Experience I

5.0

Second Year Total

39.0

Third Year-Fall

PHYT 8021 - Clinical Experience II

5.0

PHYT 8121 - Clinical Experience III

5.0

Third Year-Spring

CSBL 8010 - Anatomy II

2.0

PHYT 8075 - Human Development across the Lifespan

3.0

PHYT 8102 - Systematic Reasoning and Scientific Investigation II

2.0

PHYT 8106 - Principles of Administration in Physical Therapy

2.0

PHYT 8112 - Management of the Complex Patient

3.0

PHYT 8221 - Clinical Internship

2.0

Third Year Total

24.0

DPT Curriculum Total

100.0

 

 

Course Descriptions