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2009-2010 Catalog 
    
2009-2010 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 5.0 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 Spring semester. A part-time curriculum is also available. 

Course Requirements (117 credits). 

Year One

Fall Semester (16 credits)
PTP 510       Anatomy (cadaver) & Neuroanatomy (6)
PTP 511       Functional Anatomy and Kinesiology (4)
PTP 564       Clinical Observation Skills and Communication (2)
PTP 580       Professionalism & Ethics (2)
PTP 585       Therapeutic Relationships and Cultural Competency I (2) 

Winter Semester (17 credits)
PTP 512       Neuroscience (2) (first 7 weeks)
PTP 513       Physiology of Exercise (3)
PTP 530       Introduction to Clinical Practice (1)
PTP 560       Research Methods [includes stats lab] (3)
PTP 565       Fundamental Tests and Measures in Examination (5)
PTP 567       Neurologic Diseases & Disorders (2) (second 7 weeks)
PTP 582       Body Systems through the Life Span (1)

Spring/Summer Semester (14 credits)
PTP 521       Musculoskeletal Diseases & Disorders (3) (first 7 weeks)
PTP 546       Pharmacology in Practice (3) (last 3 weeks)
PTP 581       Teaching, Learning, & Health Education (2) (last 3 weeks)
PTP 650       Electrotherapeutic & Physical Modalities (4) (first 7 weeks)
PTP 685       Therapeutic Relationships & Cultural Competency II (2) (last 3 weeks)

Year Two

Fall Semester (17 credits)
PTP 621       Musculoskeletal Examination in Practice (3)
PTP 640       Medical/Surgical Conditions in Practice (2)
PTP 644       Metabolic, Endocrine & Integumentary Diseases & Disorders (1)
PTP 661       Literature Analysis in Evidenced Based Practice (1)
PTP 667       Neuromuscular Examination in Practice (3)
PTP 670       Fundamental Procedural Interventions (4)
PTP 671       Cardiopulmonary Diseases & Disorders (2)
PTP 770       Assistive Technology to Enhance Accessibility (1) 

Winter Semester (17 credits)
PTP 622       Musculoskeletal Plan of Care in Practice (4)
PTP 631       Clinical Education I (1)
PTP 645       Metabolic, Endocrine & Integumentary Examination in Practice (1)
PTP 660       Critical Inquiry Project (3)
PTP 668       Neuromuscular Plan of Care in Practice (3)
PTP 672       Cardiopulmonary Examination in Practice (2)
PTP 682       Pediatric Diseases, Disorders and Examination in Practice (2)
PTP 694       Professional Service Learning I (1) 

Spring/Summer Semester (11 credits)
PTP 632       Clinical Education II (1)
PTP 646       Metabolic, Endocrine & Integumentary Plan of Care in Practice (3)
PTP 673       Cardiopulmonary Plan of Care in Practice (2)
PTP 782       Pediatric Plan of Care in Practice (3)
PTP 783       Geriatrics in Practice (2) 

Year Three

Fall Semester (13 credits)
PTP 733      Clinical Education III (3)
PTP 761      Evidence Based Practice Patterns (1)
PTP 780      Clinical Decision Making in Complex Clinical Problems (2)
PTP 785      Therapeutic Relationships & Cultural Competency III (1)
PTP 792      Management in Practice (3)
PTP 793      Professional Issues in Practice (1)
PTP 794      Professional Service Learning II (1) 

Winter Semester (8 credits)
PTP 734       Clinical Education IV (4)
PTP 735       Clinical Education V (4) 

Spring/Summer Semester (4 credits)
PTP 736       Clinical Education VI (4) 

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. Waiver of courses in Years 1-3 taken prior to admission to the program is the prerogative of the Physical Therapy faculty. “Courses taken more than 5 years prior to the semester in which the students starts the program will not be considered for a course waiver.”

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