Doctor of Physical Therapy Curriculum

Curricular Requirements

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is eight semesters in length and includes a combination of classroom course work, laboratory coursework, and three, full-time clinical practica. In addition to the 103 required credits, students are invited to take up elective coursework offered by the department and by other graduate programs within the university.

  Credits
Program Required Courses  
BIO 502 - Gross Anatomy 6
BIO 504 - Neuroscience 4
PTH 501 - Foundations of PT Practice 5
PTH 502 - Kinesiology 5
PTH 503 - Normal Development 2
PTH 506 - Psychosocial Aspects of Disability and Illness 1
PTH 507 - Introduction to Clinical Medicine 1
PTH 508 - Pathology and Medical Management – Musculoskeletal System 2
PTH 510-  PT Mgt Dis Musc/ Skel System 11
PTH 514 - Scientific Inquiry 1 2
PTH 516 - Pathology and Medical Management - Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Systems 1
PTH 522 - PT Management of Patients with Disorders of the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Systems 4
PTH 524 - Clinical Education Seminar 1
PTH 525 - Practice Management 1
PTH 601 - Clinical Practicum 1 8
PTH 602 - Scientific Inquiry 2 2
PTH 603 - Pathology and Medical Management – Neuromuscular System 3
PTH 604 - PT Management of Children with Special Health Needs 5
PTH 605 - PT Management of Adults with Disorders of the Neuromuscular System 6
PTH 606 - Research Proposal or PTH 608 Case Report 1  or PTH 690 Research Practicum I* 2
PTH 607 - Clinical Practicum 2 8
PTH 700 - Administration 2
PTH 701 - Pathology and Medical Management – Integumentary System 1
PTH 703 - PT Management of Patients with Disorders of the Integumentary System 4
PTH 704 - Disease Prevention and Health Promotion 3
PTH 705 - Research Project or PTH 708 Case Report 2 * 2
PTH 706 - Public Policy & Physical Therapy 2
PTH 707 - Clinical Practicum 3 8
PTH 710 - Complex Case Management 1
Total Credits Required 103

*Students complete one of the following course sequences:

PTH 608 and PTH 708 or

PTH 606 and PTH 705 or

PTH 690 and PTH 705

Please note: Curriculum is subject to change.