Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Curriculum

A focused program designed to build skills and confidence.

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) - Curriculum

The 133-credit curriculum is delivered over a three-year period. One cohort will be admitted at the start of each fall semester. 

Coursework is delivered in dedicated, modern facilities designed from the ground up for physical therapy education.

 

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Year 1, Semester 1

PT 700

Physical Therapy Professionalism

2

PT 701

Foundation Sciences I: Human Anatomy

4

PT 704

Clinical Skills I: Foundations of Physical Therapy Practice and Patient Management

4

PT 705

Critical Inquiry I: Introduction to Research Methods

2

PT 713

Foundation Sciences II: Neuroscience I

3

 

Total: 15

Year 1, Semester 2

PT 714

Clinical Skills II: Physical Therapy Examination 

3

PT 715

Critical Inquiry II: Biostatistics

2

PT 721

Foundation Sciences III: Kinesiology/Pathomechanics

5

PT 706

Ethicolegal Issues in Healthcare and IPE Collaboration

3

PT 731

Foundation Sciences IV: Physiology/Histology

4

 

Total: 17

Year 1, Semester 3

PT 724

Clinical Skills III: Therapeutic Exercise and Physical Agents 

4

PT 725

Evidence-based Practice I

2

PT 707

Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy I

5

PT 708

Cardiopulmonary and Vascular Physical Therapy

3

PT 751

Foundation Sciences V: Pathophysiology

3

 

Total: 17

Year 2, Semester 1

PT 743

Foundation Sciences VI: Neuroscience II

3

PT 717

Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy II

5

PT 712

Neuromuscular Physical Therapy I

5

PT 732

Pharmacotherapy

3

 

Total: 16

Year 2, Semester 2

PT 734

Clinical Skills IV: Physical Therapy Evaluation I: Focused Guidance (9 weeks)

3

PT 722

Neuromuscular Physical Therapy II (9 weeks)

5

PT 718

Evidence-based Concepts of Musculoskeletal Imaging (9 weeks)

1

PT 719

Physical Therapy Experience (6 weeks)

5

 

Total: 14

Year 2, Semester 3

PT 730

Introduction to Management, Advocacy, and Health Promotion

2

PT 735

Evidence-based Practice II

2

PT 740

Prosthetics and Orthotics

2

PT 744

Clinical Skills V: Physical Therapy EvaluationII: Independent Evaluation, Diagnosis, Prognosis & Interprofessional Healthcare

3

PT 710

The Socio-cultural Aspects of Human Interaction

2

Electives (choose one)

PT 772E

Pediatric Physical Therapy

2

PT 773E

Geriatric Physical Therapy

2

PT 774E

Research

2

PT 775E

Clinical Electrophysiology in Physical Therapy

2

PT 777E

Special Topics in Physical Therapy

2

 

Total: 13

Year 3, Semester 1

PT 745

Evidence-based Practice III

1

PT 729

Clinical Internship I

13

 

Total: 14

Year 3, Semester 2

PT 739

Clinical Internship II

13

 

Total: 13

Year 3, Semester 3

PT 723

Interprofessional Healthcare

1

PT 749

Clinical Internship III

13

 

Total: 14

     

 

Total Credits: 133