Doctor of Physical Therapy Curriculum

Fall-Year 1, Term 1

  • DPT 5010     Medical Physiology and Diseases for PT (4 s.h.)
  • DPT 5100     Foundations for PT Practice (1 s.h.)
  • DPT 5120     Psychosocial Aspects of Physical Therapy (3 s.h.)
  • DPT 5140     Teaching and Learning (2 s.h.)
  • DPT 5200     Human Anatomy I (4 s.h.)
  • DPT 5300     Introduction to Research (2 s.h.)
  • DPT 5500     Physical Therapy Tests and Measures (3 s.h.)

Total Semester Hours: 19


Spring-Year 1, Term 2

  • DPT 5180     Documentation for Physical Therapists (1 s.h.)
  • DPT 5220     Human Anatomy II (4 s.h.)
  • DPT 5400     Biomechanics (3 s.h.)
  • DPT 5900     Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy I (2 s.h.)
  • DPT 5520     Foundations of Acute Care and Patient Care Skills (3 s.h.)
  • DPT 5540     Biophysical Agents (3 s.h.)
  • DPT 5600     Functional Neuroanatomy (3 s.h.)

Total Semester Hours: 19


Summer-Year 1, Term 3

  • DPT 5560     Exercise Principles and Prescription (3 s.h.)
  • DPT 5710     Exercise Physiology and Wellness (4 s.h.)
  • DPT 5800     Geriatrics and Aging (2 s.h.)
  • DPT 5850     Pharmacology for Physical Therapy (Hybrid) (2 s.h.)

Total Semester Hours: 11


Fall-Year 2, Term 1

  • DPT 6010     Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy II (4 s.h.)
  • DPT 6110     Adult Neurological Physical Therapy I (3 s.h.)
  • DPT 6300     Research Design I (1 s.h.)
  • DPT 6410     Medical Screening and Imaging for the Upper Extremity (2 s.h.)
  • DPT 6500     Gait and Movement Analysis (2 s.h.)
  • DPT 6600     Wound Care (2 s.h.)
  • DPT 6900     Clinical Education Experience I (1 s.h.)

Total Semester Hours: 15


Spring-Year 2, Term 2

  • DPT 6030     Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy III (4 s.h.)
  • DPT 6120     Pediatric Physical Therapy (4 s.h.)
  • DPT 6130     Adult Neurological Physical Therapy II (3 s.h.)
  • DPT 6320     Research Design II (1 s.h.)
  • DPT 6420     Medical Screening and Imaging for the Lower Extremity (2 s.h.)
  • DPT 6700     Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy (3 s.h.)
  • DPT 6920     Clinical Education Experience II (1 s.h.)

Total Semester Hours: 18


Summer-Year 2, Term 3

  • DPT 6840     Nutrition for Physical Therapy (2 s.h.)
  • DPT 6940     Clinical Education Practicum I (5 s.h.)

Total Semester Hours: 7


Fall-Year 3, Term 1

  • DPT 7100     Leadership for Health Professionals (1 s.h.)
  • DPT 7130     Business Management for Physical Therapy (2 s.h.)
  • DPT 7200     Prosthetics and Orthotics (3 s.h.)
  • DPT 7240     Physical Therapy for Select Populations (2 s.h.)
  • DPT 7300     Research Design III (1 s.h.)
  • DPT 7600     Comprehensive Exam (1 s.h.)
  • DPT 7700     Clinical Practicum II (6 s.h.)

Total Semester Hours: 16


Spring-Year 3, Term 2

  • DPT 7720     Clinical Practicum III (6 s.h.)

Total Semester Hours: 6

Total Program Semester Hours: 111