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DPT Curriculum (for classes graduating in 2013, 2014, & 2015)

This curriculum listed below is applicable to classes graduating in 2013, 2014, and 2015.  Revised curriulcum, effective with the DPT class entering in Fall 2013 (graduating in/after 2016) can be found here.

Year One

FALL SEMESTER I  
PT 710 Foundations of Physical Therapy Practice 3.0
PT 722 Clinical Exercise Physiology 3.0
PT 723 Gross Anatomy I 4.5
PT 724 Functional Anatomy, Biomechanics and Kinesology 3.0
PT 727 Neuroscience I 1.0
PT 741 Professional Issues in Physical Therapy 1.0
PT 755 Research I 2.0
Total units Fall Semester I 17.5
SPRING SEMESTER I  
PT 711 Patient/Client Management Musculoskeletal I 5.0
PT 725 Gross Anatomy II 3.5
PT 726 Functional Anatomy, Biomechanics and Kinesiology II 3.0
PT 732 Pathology and Medical Management in Orthopedics I 3.0
PT 743 Communication in Health Care I 2.0
PT 751 Case Studies I 1.0
PT 761 Integrated Clinical Experience I 0.5
Total units Spring Semester I 18.0
SUMMER SEMESTER I  
PT 712 Patient/Client Management Musculoskeletal II 5.0
PT 719 Physical Agents 1.0
PT 728 Neuroscience II 2.0
PT 733 Pathology and Medical Management in Orthopedics II 3.0
PT 742 Teaching and Learning 2.0
PT 744 Health Care System 2.0
PT 752 Case Studies II 1.0
PT 762 Integrated Clinical Experience II 0.5
Total units Summer Semester I 16.5

Year Two

FALL SEMESTER II  
PT 763 Clinical Experience I 5.0
Total units Fall Semester II 5.0
SPRING SEMESTER II  
PT 713 Patient/Client Management Neuromuscular I 6.0
PT 714 Patient/Client Management Pediatrics 3.0
PT 729 Neuroscience III 3.0
PT 734 Pathology and Medical Management in Neurology 2.0
PT 745 Communication in Health Care II 2.0
PT 753 Case Studies III 1.0
PT 764 Integrated Clinical Experience III 0.5
Total units Spring Semester II 17.5
ELECTIVE  
PT 700 Interdisciplinary Teams in Geriatrics 1.5
SUMMER SEMESTER II  
PT 717 Patient/Client Management Cardiopulmonary 3.0
PT 756 Research II 2.0
PT 765 Clinical Experience II 5.0
Total units Summer Semester II 10.0
ELECTIVE  
PT 783 Spanish for Physical Therapists 2.0

Year Three

FALL SEMESTER III  
PT 715 Patient/Client Management Special Populations 3.0
PT 716 Patient/Client Management Musculoskeletal III 3.0
PT 718 Patient/Client Management Neuromuscular II 3.0
PT 746 Management of Physical Therapy Services 3.0
PT 747 Professional Issues in Physical Therapy II 1.0
PT 757 Research III 2.0
PT 754 Case Studies IV 1.0
Total units Fall Semester III 16.0
ELECTIVES  
PT 781 Advanced Pediatrics 2.0
PT 782 Physical Therapy in Sports Medicine 2.0
PT 771 Individual Independent Study 1.0-3.0
PT 772 Group Independent Study 1.0-3.0

Following the Fall Semester III, successful completion of an internship (PT 766) is required to graduate.