Master of Arts for Physical Therapists

Curriculum Outline

Fall Term, First Year (6 credits)

  • Analysis and Synthesis of Human Motion I (3 credits)
  • Measurement and Evaluation in Human Motion I (3 credits)

Spring Term, First Year (6 credits)

  • Analysis and Synthesis of Human Motion II (3 credits)
  • Measurement and Evaluation in Human Motion II (3 credits)

Summer Term, 2 Electives (6 credits) choose from:

  • Biomechanics
  • Measurement and Evaluation in Human Motion III
  • Physiological Psychology, etc.

Fall Term, Second Year (8 credits)

  • Research in Physical Therapy I (3 credits)
  • Statistics I (or Advanced Statistics) (3 credits)
  • Independent Study (2 credits)

Spring Term, Second Year (8 credits)

  • Research in Physical Therapy II (3 credits)
  • Statistics II (or Advanced Statistics) (3 credits)
  • Independent Study (2 credits)

Master's theses topics of our most recent graduates:

  • Reliability of 10% Rule of Hand Dominance on Hand Grip Strength
  • Influence of Concurrent Cognitive Dual Tasks on Gait Performance
  • Effect of Auditory and Visual Feedback on the Ability to Manually Apply a Force
  • Measures of Balance
  • Differences in Temporal and Spatial Parameters of Self-Selected Speed Walking and Fast Walking in Healthy Elderly Adults
  • Effect of Articulating and Non-articulating Ankle foot Orthoses on the Symmetry of the Temporal and Spatial Parameters of Gait in Normal Healthy Adults
  • The Effects of Decreased Sensation of the Soles of the Feet on Selected Parameters of Gait
  • Effect of Ankle Taping on Peroneal Muscle Activity During Single Limb Suport, Stepping Up, and Stepping Down
  • Comparison of Electromyographic Activity of Gastrocnemius and Soleus Muscles in Normal Healthy Individuals Walking in Flat Shoes and High Heel Shoes
  • Fatigability of Rectus Abdominis Muscle During Sit-ups Under Two Conditions: Knees Flexed Versus Knees Extended
  • Effectiveness of Physical Therapist Assistant Documentation for Reimbursement Purposes in a Geriatric Setting

A total of 6 credits may be taken outside of New York University and may be transferred for credit to the degree as long as prior permission and approval has been obtained from the advisor and the Graduate office.