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Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

Curriculum

credits/semester hours shown in parentheses

First Year

Summer Semester
  • PTHE 8008 Gross Anatomy (5)
  • PTHE 8007 Functional Anatomy (3)
  • PTHE 8009 Psychosocial Aspects of Physical Therapy (2)
Fall Semester
  • PTHE 8100 Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy I (4)
  • PTHE 8101 Neuroscience (5)
  • PTHE 8103 Introduction to Patient Care I (2)
  • PTHE 8104 Pharmacological Agents and Pathological Processes (3)
  • PTHE 8702 Research Design (2)
Spring Semester
  • PTHE 8105 Introduction to Patient Care II (2)
  • PTHE 8200 Clinical Biomechanics (3)
  • PTHE 8203 Clinical Education I (3)
  • PTHE 8301 Motor Control & Movement Disorders (3)
  • PTHE 8201 Electrotherapeutic Diagnosis and Treatment (3)
  • No Spring Break

Second Year

Summer Semester
  • PTHE 8300 Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy II (3)
  • PTHE 8302 Adult Therapeutic Intervention I (4)
  • PTHE 8102 Physical Therapy Modalities and Instrumentation (2)
Fall Semester
  • PTHE 8501 Prosthetics (2)
  • PTHE 8502 Muscle Physiology (3)
  • PTHE 8703 Geriatric Physical Therapy (3)
  • PTHE 8801 Seminar in Physical Therapy (Seminar Intro) (1)
  • PTHE 8403 Clinical Education II (4)
  • No Fall Break
Spring Semester
  • PTHE 8500 Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy III (4)
  • PTHE 8401 Pediatric Therapeutic Intervention (3)
  • PTHE 8402 Adult Therapeutic Intervention II (4)
  • Electives (students select two electives = 4sch)
    • PTHE 8900 Advanced Concepts in Sports Physical Therapy (2)
    • PTHE 8901 Advances in Muscle Research (2)
    • PTHE 8902 Advances in Lower Extremity Evaluation (2)
    • PTHE 8904 Advances in Prosthetics and Orthotics (2)
    • PTHE 8905 Advanced Seminar in Evidenced Based Practice (2)
    • PTHE 8908 Advanced Topics in Pediatric Physical Therapy (2)
    • PTHE 8909 Geriatric Balance Gait Disorders (2)
    • PTHE 8910 Muscle Plasticity (2)
    • PTHE 8911 Advanced Concepts in Spine & Manual Therapy (2)
    • PTHE 8912 Pain Mechanisms and Treatment (2)
    • PTHE 8913 Measurement and Analysis of Human Movement (2)
    • PTHE 8914 Advanced Vestibular Rehabilitation (2)
    • PTHE 8915 Pathomechanical Approach to Treatment of the Injured Runner (2)

Third Year

Summer Semester
  • PTHE 8603 Clinical Education III (4)
  • PTHE 8907 Research Concentration (Experimental Design) (2)
  • PTHE 8906 Clinical Specialty Concentration (Design) (2)
Fall Semester
  • PTHE 8700 Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (3)
  • PTHE 8701 Administration of Physical Therapy Services (3)
  • PTHE 8702 Research Design (3)
  • PTHE 8704 Health Promotion for Physical Therapists (2)
  • PTHE 8907 Research Concentration (Data Reduction) (2)
Spring Semester
  • PTHE 8803 Clinical Education IV (5)
  • PTHE 8801 Seminar in Physical Therapy (Seminar Advance) (1)
  • PTHE 8906 Clinical Specialty Concentration (Clinical Interpretation) (2)
  • PTHE 8907 Research Concentration (Research Interpretation) (2)
  • Comprehensive Examination
  • Oral and Written Presentation of Research
  • Only one course of PTHE 8203, PTHE 8403, PTHE 8603, or PTHE 8803 may be repeated once.