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Doctor of Physical Therapy Curriculum

First Year
SummerSemester hours
PT600Anatomical Basis of Human Movement in PT Practice5
PT607Anatomical Basis of Human Movement in PT Lab2
PT610Introduction to Physical Therapy Practice3
Total hours10
Fall
PT601Physiologic Basis of Physical Therapy I3
PT602Human Kinesiology and Biomechanics I3
PT611Systems Review and Clinical Dysfunction4
PT620Acute Care in Physical Therapy I4
PT630Principles of Physical Therapy Practice I3
Total hours17
Spring
PT603Physiologic Basis of Physical Therapy II3
PT621Clinical Tests and Measures in Physical Therapy Practice4
PT631Assessment and Management of Musculoskeletal Problems I4
PT632Principles of Physical Therapy Practice II3
PT660Evidence-Based Physical Therapy Practice I3
Total hours17
Second Year
SummerSemester hours
PT604Human Kinesiology and Biomechanics II3
PT605Pharmacology in Physical Therapy2
PT633Acute Care in Physical Therapy II3
PT640Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare2
PT670Specialty Practice in Physical Therapy Elective2*
Total hours10
Fall
PT617Issues in Community Health and Prevention and Wellness2
PT634Assessment and Management of Musculoskeletal Problems II3
PT641Organizational Systems in Healthcare Delivery2
PT664Research Methodology I1
PT650Clinical Experience I6
Total14
Spring
PT606Neurosciences in Physical Therapy Practice4
PT612Developmental Basis of Functional Movement Across the Lifespan3
PT625Physical Therapy Practice Across Client Populations3
PT636Neurological Aspects of Physical Therapy Practice I3
PT661Evidence-Based Physical Therapy Practice II2
PT665Research Methodology II2
PT670Specialty Practice in Physical Therapy Elective2*
Total17
Third Year
SummerSemester hours
PT613Applied Clinical Decision-Making3
PT651Clinical Experience II6
Total hours9
Fall
PT616Comprehensive Capstone3
PT637Neurological Aspects of Physical Therapy Practice II4
PT638Neurological Aspects of Physical Therapy Practice III4
PT642Resource Management in Physical Therapy3
PT670Specialty Practice in Physical Therapy Elective2*
Total hours14*
Spring
PT652Clinical Experience III6
PT653Clinical Experience IV6
Total hours12
Total required program hours120
PT671Independent Study in Physical Therapy Practice1-4
PT672Special Topics in Physical Therapy Practice1-4
* Elective option: not included in total required hours