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2014-2015 Catalog 
2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physical Therapy Program (Doctor of Physical Therapy)

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Degree Requirements

The DPT degree requires completion of a three-year academic program with satisfactory completion of clinical education courses. Students must achieve an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher both prior to beginning the final clinical internships (PTP 734 , PTP 735 , PTP 736 ) and upon completion of the degree program. The program is completed in three consecutive years on a full-time basis. Each academic calendar is a 14-week Fall and Winter semester followed by a 10-week (first year) or 11-week (second year) Spring semester. A part-time curriculum is also available. 

Course Requirements (120 credits). 

A grade of C (2.0) or better in each course.

Year One

Fall Semester (15 credits)
BIO 634 - Human Anatomy.  
PTP 611 - Functional Anatomy and Kinesiology.  
PTP 629 - Clinical Observation Skills.  
PTP 664 - Fundamentals of Patient Management.   

Winter Semester (16 credits)
PTP 612 - Neuroscience in Physical Therapy.  (first 7 weeks)
PTP 630 - Introduction to Clinical Practice.  
PTP 651 - Neurologic Diseases & Disorders.  (second 7 weeks)
PTP 655 - Therapeutic Relationships. 
PTP 662 - Critical Inquiry I. 
PTP 665 - Fundamental of Tests and Measures in Examination. 
PTP 681 - Teaching, Learning & Health Education. 

Spring/Summer Semester (12 credits)
PTP 627 - Musculoskeletal Practice Pattern: Introduction.  
PTP 648 - Pharmacology in Practice.  
PTP 663 - Critical Inquiry II. 
PTP 670 - Fundamentals of Procedural Interventions.   

Year Two

Fall Semester (17 credits)
PTP 621 - Musculoskeletal Examination in Practice.  
PTP 640 - Medical/Surgical Conditions in Practice.  
PTP 644 - Metabolic, Endocrine & Integumentary Diseases and Disorders.  
PTP 667 - Neuromuscular Examination in Practice.  
PTP 670 - Fundamentals of Procedural Interventions.  
PTP 671 - Cardiopulmonary Diseases and Disorders.  
PTP 682 - Pediatric Diseases and Disorders and Examination in Practice. 

Winter Semester (17 credits)
PTP 622 - Musculoskeletal Plan of Care in Practice.  
PTP 645 - Metabolic, Endocrine & Integument Examination in Practice.  
PTP 663 - Critical Inquiry II.  
PTP 668 - Neuromuscular Plan of Care in Practice.  
PTP 672 - Cardiopulmonary Examination in Practice.  
PTP 782 - Pediatric Plan of Care in Practice.  

Spring/Summer Semester (13 credits)
PTP 632 - Clinical Education II.  (first two weeks)
PTP 641 - Medical/Surgical Conditions, Examination, and Plan of Care.  
PTP 646 - Metabolic, Endocrine & Integumentary Plan of Care in Practice.  
PTP 673 - Cardiopulmonary Plan of Care in Practice.  
PTP 694 - Professional Service Learning I.  
PTP 783 - Geriatrics in Practice.  

Year Three

Fall Semester (13 credits)
PTP 733 - Clinical Education III.  
PTP 761 - Evidence-Based Practice.  
PTP 770 - Assistive Technology in Accessibility. 
PTP 780 - Clinical Decision Making in Complex Clinical Problems.  
PTP 785 - Therapeutic Relationships and Cultural Competency III.  
PTP 792 - Management in Physical Therapy Practice.  
PTP 793 - Professional Issues in Practice.  
PTP 794 - Professional Service Learning II.  

Winter Semester (10 credits)
PTP 734 - Clinical Education IV.  
PTP 735 - Clinical Education V.  

Spring/Summer Semester (5 credits)
PTP 736 - Clinical Education VI.  

Sequence Requirements
Courses in the professional preparation program are intended to be taken in a prescribed sequence. It is important for students to recognize that the Physical Therapy Professional Preparation Program is not just a series of courses but instead a professional preparation program in which appropriate sequence is critical for assuring intended educational outcomes. Transfer of credit for courses in Years 1-3 taken prior to admission to the program is the prerogative of the Physical Therapy faculty. Transfer courses must meet the requirements outlined in the Guidelines for the Transfer of Credit of Previous Course Work in Partial Fulfillment of Requirements for Professional DPT Program which is available from the Physical Therapy Department.

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