The DPT Curriculum

 

Semester
Didactic Year Curriculum
Course
Number
Course Title Credit
Hours
First Year - Summer HSC 630 Regional Human Anatomy 5
PTH 615 Principles of Pharmacology 1
PTH 618 Human Development 2
Total Credit Hours, Semester I 8

First Year- Fall HSC 631 Physiology of Exercise 4
PTH 617 Clinical Pathophysiology I 1
PTH 626 Neuroanatomy in Physical Therapy 3
PTH 635 Examination and Diagnosis I 2
PTH 645 Patient Care I 5
PTH 665 PT Seminar I 1
Total Credit Hours, Semester II 16

First Year - Spring PTH 622 Clinical Pathophysiology II 1
PTH 633 Clinical Education I 3
PTH 636 Examination & Diagnosis II 2
PTH 646 Patient Care II 5
PTH 666 PT Seminar II 1
PTH 672 Clinical Anatomy and Kinesiology of Human Joints 4
Total Credit Hours, Semester III 16

Second Year - Summer HSC 670 Research Methods for Health, Phys Ed & Sport 3
PTH 634 Clinical Education II 6
PTH 655 Teaching and Learning in PT 2
PTH 661 Manual Therapy I 1
Total Credit Hours, Semester IV 12

Second Year - Fall PTH 623 Clinical Pathophysiology III 1
PTH 690 Motor Learning Theory 2
PTH 732 Clinical Education III 3
PTH 735 Examination & Diagnoses III 2
PTH 745 Patient Care III 5
PTH 765 PT Seminar III 1
Total Credit Hours, Semester V 1 4

Second Year - Spring PTH 620 Clinical Management of Geriatric Patients 2
PTH 621 Clinical Pediatrics 2
PTH 624 Clinical Pathophysiology IV 1
PTH 662 Manual Therapy II 1
PTH 695 Ethics in PT 3
PTH 736 Examination and Diagnoses IV 2
PTH 746 Patient Care IV 4
PTH 766 PT Seminar IV 1
Elective 2
Total Credit Hours, Semester VI 18

Third Year - Summer PTH 710 Principles in Clinical Management 3
PTH 825 Health Promotion in Physical Therapy Practice 2
PTH 850 Research Evidence Based Practice 2
PTH 860 Health Informatics for Physical Therapists 2
PTH 870 Rehabilitation Care Management 3
Elective 2
Total Credit Hours, Semester VII 14

Third Year - Fall PTH 790 Clinical Research I 4
PTH 832 Clinical Education IV 12
Total Credit Hours, Semester VIII 16

Third Year - Spring PTH 890 Clinical Research II 4
PTH 932 Clinical Education V 12
Total Credit Hours, Semester VIII 16

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM
(credit hours):

130