Doctor of Physical Therapy

Suggested Curriculum

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A 3-year graduate/professional program

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First Semester

Course Number
Course Name
Credit Hours
PT 411
Kinesiology & Biomechanics
3 CR.HR.
PT 415
Therapeutic Skills I
3 CR.HR.
PT 410
Gross Anatomy
5 CR.HR.
PT 417
Physical Agents I
3 CR.HR.
PT 431
Psychosocial Aspects of Physical Therapy
3 CR.HR.

Winter Term

Course Number
Course Name
Credit Hours
PT 416
Therapeutic Skills II
1 CR.HR.
PT 418
Physical Agents II
1 CR.HR.

Second Semester

Course Number
Course Name
Credit Hours
PT 412
Motor Control & Learning
3 CR.HR.
PT 420
Life Cycles I
2 CR.HR.
PT 450
Neurophysiology
3 CR.HR.
PT 515
Therapeutic Skills III
3 CR.HR.
PT 550
Musculoskeletal I
4 CR.HR.
PT 561
Pathophysiology
3 CR.HR.

Summer Term

Course Number
Course Name
Credit Hours
PT 400
Clinical Edu I
4 CR.HR.

Fifth Semester

Course Number
Course Name
Credit Hours
PT 500
Clinical Edu II
4 CR.HR.
PT 510
Neuromuscular I
3 CR.HR.
PT 528
Ethical/Legal/Management Issues in Physical Therapy
3 CR.HR.
PT 552
Musculoskeletal II
3 CR.HR.
PT 601
Research Methods I
1 CR.HR.

January Term

Course Number
Course Name
Credit Hours
PT 664
Geriatrics
3 CR.HR.

Sixth Semester

Course Number
Course Name
Credit Hours
PT 610
Neuromuscular II
3 CR.HR.
PT 602
Research Methods II
1 CR.HR.
PT 560
Cardiorespiratory
3 CR.HR.
PT 554
Musculoskeletal III
3 CR.HR.
PT 520
Life Cycles II
3 CR.HR.
MS 345
Biostatistics
3 CR.HR.

Summer Term

Course Number
Course Name
Credit Hours
PT 642
Pharmacology and Rehabilitation
1 CR.HR.
PT 640
Medical Imaging and Rehabilitation
1 CR.HR.
PT 625
Prosthetics in Rehabilitation
2 CR.HR.
PT 600
Clinical Edu III
4 CR.HR.

Seventh Semester

Course Number
Course Name
Credit Hours
PT 530
Rehabilitation of Chronic Conditions
3 CR.HR.
PT 599
Advanced Physical Therapy Elective
3 CR.HR.
PT 603
Research Methods III
2 CR.HR.
PT 661
Exercise for Special Populations
3 CR.HR.
PT 650
Patient Care Seminar I
2 CR.HR.
PT 630
The Physical Therapist as Educator, Consultant and Advocate
2 CR.HR.
PT 608
PT Management of Children with Neurologic Dysfunction
3 CR.HR.

Eighth Semester

Course Number
Course Name
Credit Hours
PT 700
Clinical Education IV
4 CR.HR.
PT 652
Patient Care Seminar II
1 CR.HR.
PT 620
Primary Health Care
2 CR.HR.
PT 618
Health and Wellness
3 CR.HR.
PT 605
Advanced Anatomy
1 CR.HR.
PT 604
Research Methods IV
3 CR.HR.