Doctor of Physical Therapy

Curriculum Outline

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Courses (credits)

Summer (11 credits)

  • PT-GE 2004 Histology/General Pathology (3)
  • PT-GE 2030 CPR/First Aid/Advanced Emergency Techniques (2)
  • PT-GE 2120 Gross Human Anatomy (4)
  • PT-GE 2281 Professional Behavior (2)

Semester 1 - Fall (19 credits)

  • PT-GE 2020 The Physical Therapist as an Educator/Communicator (2)
  • PT-GE 2024 Applied Anatomy and Physiology of the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Systems (3)
  • PT-GE 2209 Lifespan Development (3)
  • PT-GE 2215 Biophysical Agents I (Physical Agents and Mechanical Modalities)
    (Including Aseptic Techniques/Infection & Disease Control) (2)           
  • PT-GE 2008 Manual Techniques I (2)
  • PT-GE 2225 Exercise Physiology (4)
  • PT-GE 2230 Applied Anatomy and Physiology of the Musculoskeletal System (3)

Semester 2 - Spring (19 credits)

  • PT-GE 2009 Manual Techniques II (3)
  • PT-GE 2026 Clinical Sciences/Pathology/Imaging/Pharmacology of the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Systems (4)
  • PT-GE 2220 Kinesiology/Biomechanics/Ergonomics (5)
  • PT-GE 2227 Principles of Exercise (3)
  • PT-GE 2229 Fitness Theory and Practice (2)
  • PT-GE 2286 Critical Inquiry and Clinical Decision Making I (2)

Summer (2 credits)

  • PT-GE 2450 Clinical Affiliation I - Full-time/6 weeks (2)

Semester 3 - Fall (18 credits)

  • PT-GE 2231 Clinical Sciences/Pathology/Imaging/Pharmacology of the Musculoskeletal System (4)
  • PT-GE 2232 Applied Anatomy and Physiology of the Neuromuscular System (3)
  • PT-GE 2250 Physical Therapy Examination of the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Systems (4)
  • PT-GE 2251 Physical Therapy Examination of the Musculoskeletal System (4)
  • PT-GE 2287 Critical Inquiry and Clinical Decision Making II (2)
  • PT-GE 2455 Clinical Observation I - 1 day/week (1)

Semester 4 - Spring (19 credits)

  • PT-GE 2218  Biophysical Agents II (Electrotherapeutic Modalities) (3)
  • PT-GE 2219 Assistive Technology (Assistive, Adaptive, Orthotic, Protective, Supportive, and Prosthetic Devices and Equipment) (3)
  • PT-GE 2242 Clinical Sciences/Pathology/Imaging/Pharmacology of the Neuromuscular System (4)
  • PT-GE 2260 Physical Therapy Interventions/Prevention Programs/Wellness Programs for the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Systems (4)
  • PT-GE 2261 Physical Therapy Interventions/Prevention Programs/Wellness Programs for the Musculoskeletal System (4)
  • PT-GE 2456 Clinical Observation II - 1 day/week (1)

Summer (3 credits)

  • PT-GE 2451 Clinical Affiliation II - Full-time/8 weeks

Semester 5 - Fall (18 credits)

  • PT-GE 2233 Applied Anatomy and Physiology of the Genito-urinary, Integumentary, Endocrine, Immune, and Gastrointestinal Systems (3)
  • PT-GE 2243 Clinical Sciences/Pathology/Imaging/Pharmocology of the Genito-urinary, Integumentary, Endocrine, Immune, and Gastrointestinal Systems (4)
  • PT-GE 2252 Physical Therapy Examination of the Neuromuscular System (5)
  • PT-GE 2253 Physical Therapy Examination of the Genito-urinary, Integumentary, Endocrine, Immune, and Gastrointestinal Systems (3)
  • PT-GE 2288 Critical Inquiry and Clinical Decision Making III (2)
  • PT-GE 2457 Clinical Observation III - 1 day/week (1)

Semester 6 - Spring (18 credits)

  • PT-GE 2019 The Physical Therapist as an Administrator, Delegator, Manager, Consultant (3)
  • PT-GE 2262 Physical Therapy Interventions/Prevention Programs/Wellness Programs for the Neuromuscular System (6)
  • PT-GE 2263 Physical Therapy Interventions/Prevention Programs/Wellness Programs for the Genito-urinary, Integumentary, Endocrine, Immune, and Gastrointestinal Systems (4)
  • PT-GE 2295 Business Practices, Reimbursement, Marketing, Technology, and Management of Care Delivery Systems (4)
  • PT-GE 2458 Clinical Observation IV - 1 day/week (1)

Summer (6 credits)

  • PT-GE 2452 Clinical Affiliation III - Full-time/16 weeks
Total credits = 133