Doctor of Physical Therapy

  • *Curriculum Subject to Change  

     

    Course Sequence 1st Year

    Fall

    PHYT 601
    Advanced Human Anatomy Lecture 4 Credits
    PHYT 607 Advanced Human Anatomy Lab 2 Credits
    PHYT 605 Life Span Development and Embryology 3 Credits
    PHYT 670 Introduction to Health Care Systems & Patient Care 2 Credits
    PHYT 600 Advanced Human Physiology 3 Credits
        Total 14 Credits





    Winter

    PHYT 608
    Visceral Anatomy Lecture and Lab 1 Credit
         


     

     

    Spring

    PHYT 602
    Neuroscience 4 Credits
    PHYT 603 Exercise Physiology 3 Credits
    PHYT 604 Analysis of Human Movement 4 Credits
    PHYT 612 Clinical Medicine I - Pathophysiology 3 Credits
    PHYT 681 Research Methods I 3 Credits
        Total 17 Credits

     

    Summer (10 weeks)

    PHYT 622
    Tests and Measures 3 Credits
    PHYT 671 Interpersonal Communication and Psychsocial Aspects of Disability 3 Credits
    PHYT 620 Introduction to Examination, Evaluation, and Differential Diagnosis 1 Credit
    PHYT 621 Physical Therapy in the Acute Care Setting 3 Credits
    PHYT 651 Clinical Practicum I 1 Credit
    PHYT 789 Research Project-Selection of Research Topic 1 Credit
        Total 12 Credits


     

    Course Sequence 2nd Year

     

    Fall

    PHYT 615
    Clinical Medicine III - Orthopaedics 3 Credits
    PHYT 623 PT Procedures I - Physical Agents 2 Credits
    PHYT 627 PT Procedures II - Soft Tissue Techniques 2 Credits
    PHYT 630 PT Procedures III - Musculoskeletal 3 Credits
    PHYT 624 Therapeutic Exercise I - Basics and Essential 3 Credits
    PHYT 616 The Integumentary System and Wound Management 2 Credits
    PHYT 789 Research Project-Literature Review & Project Design 1 Credits
    PHYT 652 Clinical Practicum II 1 Credits
    PHYT 658 Clinical Judgment and Integration Seminar 1 Credits
        Total 18 Credits


     


     

    Winter

    PHYT 660 Clinical Affiliation I* (6 weeks) 3 credits

     

     

     

    Spring

    PHYT 631
    Prosthetics and Orthotics 2 Credits
    PHYT 626 PT procedures IV - Electrophysiology 3 Credits
    PHYT 625 Therapeutic Exercise II 2 Credits
    PHYT 672 Patient and Community Health Education & Promotion 2 Credits
    PHYT 632 Therapeutic Exercise III - Exercise testing & Prescription for Special Populations 2 Credits
    PHYT 675 Physical Therapy Administration 3 Credits
    PHYT 789 Research Project-Data Collection I 1 Credits
    PHYT 653 Clinical Practicum III 1 Credits
    PHYT 658 Clinical Judgment and Integration Seminar 1 Credits
        Total 17 Credits




    Summer (5 weeks)

    PHYT 611
    Pharmacology and Laboratory Values for the Physical Therapist 2 Credits
    PHYT 613 Medical Imaging for the Physical Therapist 2 Credits
    PHYT 789 Research Project-Data Collection II 1 Credit
        Total 5 Credits


    *Upon Approval of Department of Physical Therapy Faculty  

    Course Sequence 3rd Year

     

    Fall

    PHYT 642
    Patient Management - Neuromuscular I 2 Credits
    PHYT 637 Patient Management - Pulmonary 2 Credits
    PHYT 634 Patient Management - Musculoskeletal I 2 Credits
    PHYT 640 Patient Management - Pediatrics I 2 Credits
    PHYT 789 Research Project-Data Analysis & Research Paper 1 Credit
    PHYT 661 Clinical Affiliation II* (8 weeks) 4 Credits
    PHYT 659 Advanced Clinical Judgment & Integration Seminar 1 Credit
        Total 14 Credits


     

    Winter

    PHYT 643
    Patient Management - Neuromuscular II 1 Credit
    PHYT 635 Patient Management - Musculoskeletal II 1 Credit
    PHYT 641 Patient Management - Pediatrics II 1 Credit
        Total 3 Credits




     


    Spring

    PHYT 633
    Patient Management - Cardiac 2 Credits
    PHYT 645 Patient Management - Selected Topics 2 Credits
    PHYT 644 Patient Management - Neuromuscular - III 3 Credits
    PHYT 636 Patient Management - Musculoskeletal - III 3 Credits
    PHYT 659 Advanced Clinical Judgment and Integration 1 Credit
    PHYT 674 Professional Development and Practice Issues in PT 1 Credit
    PHYT 789 Research Project-Final Oral Presentation 1 Credit
        Total 13 Credits


     

    Summer

    PHYT 662
    Clinical Affiliation III* (8 weeks) 4 Credits
    PHYT 663 Clinical Affiliation IV* (8 weeks) 4 Credits
        Total 8 Credits



    Independent Study
    PHYT 649 Independent Study
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      *** Students must complete the required credits of Independent Study or electives during the three years of the program prior to the third summer.    


    *Upon Approval of Department of Physical Therapy Faculty
     

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