Independent Study


  • PHYT 649 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-3 Credits)
    The independent study option provides a means for students to pursue academic interests beyond the scope of course work in the program under the direction of a faculty advisor. The content and methods of study for this course will vary and are arranged by the student and advisor. Areas of study may include cardiopulmonary, orthopedics, neurology, pediatrics, women's health, or other fields of study.

    Each student is required to complete 3 credits of Independent Study or Electives.  In lieu of Independent Study, the student may take electives offered by a graduate school of the University of Maryland System and approved by the faculty advisor.

     

    Examples of Independent Studies

    • Summer Camp for Kids with Special Needs
      During the summer of the 2nd year, Students volunteer at various summer camps (MD and NC) for kids with special needs..
    • Wheelchair Basketball
      Students participate in wheelchair basketball activities with wheelchair athletes in Baltimore, MD.
    • Clinical Mentoring Program at Kernan Hospital
      Students are mentored by physical therapists who practice on the Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, or Cerebrovascular Accident Units at Kernan Hospital in Baltimore  
    • Spanish for the Physical Therapist
      During the summer of the 2nd year, the student may attend "Spanish for the Physical Therapist" which provides the student with the tools to develop sufficient listening and speaking skills in Spanish in order to perform an assessment of the patient, assess a treatment’s effectiveness, and provide patient education and instruction in exercise and activities of daily living. 
    • Sign Language for the Physical Therapist
      During the summer of the 2nd year, the student may register for "Sign Language for the Physical Therapist"  which provides the student with the tools to develop sufficient communication skills in American Sign Language in order to perform an assessment of a patient, assess a treatment's effectiveness, and provide patient education and instruction in exercise and activities of daily living.