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Physical Therapy Program Curriculum and Handbooks

Physical Therapy Program Plan of Study

*Clinical Education Courses are based on 40 hour work week; credit hours assigned according to: 80 hours/1 credit

† This course is taught using a Problem-Based Learning (PBL) methodology utilizing patient cases.

 

First Year PT Program Curriculum

  1. Semester One
    Course Number Course Name Credits Lecture/Lab/PBL/Clinical Education (hrs)
    PT 521 Neuroanatomy 4 45 lecture/45 lab
    PT 524 Medical Foundations I: Pathophysiology 3 lecture
    PT 544 Interprofessional Practice I 1 lecture
    PT 550 Methods and Techniques I 3 30 lecture/45 lab
    PT 570 Cardiopulmonary Systems I 4 45 lecture/45 lab
    PT 623 Pharmacology 3 lecture
    Semester Totals    18
  2. Semester Two
    Course Number Course Name Credits Lecture/Lab/PBL/Clinical Education (hrs)
    PT 520 Human Anatomy I 4 45 lecture/45 lab
    PT 522 Human Movement 4 45 lecture/45 lab
    PT 530 Evidence-Based Practice I 2 lecture
    PT 540 Professional Development I 2 lecture
    PT 545 Interprofessional Practice II 1 lecture
    PT 551 Methods and Techniques II 3 30 lecture/45 lab
    Semester Totals    16
  3. Semester Three
    Course Number Course Name Credits Lecture/Lab/PBL/Clinical Education (hrs)
    PT 525 Medical Foundations II: Conditions and Syndromes 3 lecture
    PT 531 Evidence-Based Practice II 2 lecture
    PT 624 Human Anatomy II 4 lecture
    PT 663 Clinical Interventions and Treatments I 5 PBL†
    PT 653 Therapeutic Interventions I 4 45 lecture/45 lab
    Semester Totals    18

  

Second Year PT Program Curriculum

  1. Semester Four
    Course Number Course Name Credits Lecture/Lab/PBL/Clinical Education (hrs)
    PT 571 Cardiopulmonary Systems II 4 45 lecture/45 lab
    PT 632 Doctoral Seminar I 1 lecture
    PT 726 Medical Foundations III: Medical Diagnostics 3 lecture
    PT 746 Interprofessional Practice III 1 lecture
    PT 781 Clinical Education I 4 320* Clinical Education
    Semester Totals    13
  2. Semester Five
    Course Number Course Name Credits Lecture/Lab/PBL/Clinical Education (hrs)
    PT 641 Professional Development II 2 lecture
    PT 652 Methods & Techniques III 3 30 lecture/45 lab
    PT 654 Therapeutic Interventions II 4 45 lecture/45 lab
    PT 674 Musculoskeletal System II 4 45 lecture/45 lab
    PT 675 Neuromuscular System I 4 45 lecture/45 lab
    PT 755 Therapeutic Interventions III 4 45 lecture/45 lab
    Semester Totals    21
  3. Semester Six
    Course Number Course Name Credits Lecture/Lab/PBL/Clinical Education (hrs)
    PT 664 Clinical Interventions & Treatments II 5 PBL†
    PT 672 Integumentary 3 30 lecture/45 lab
    PT 673 Musculoskeletal System I 4 45 lecture/45 lab
    PT 710 Innovative Clinical Concepts 3 lecture
    PT 742 Professional Development III 1 lecture
    PT 776 Neuromuscular Systems II 4 45 lecture/45 lab
    Semester Totals    20

  

Third Year PT Program Curriculum

  1. Semester Seven
    Course Number Course Name Credits Lecture/Lab/PBL/Clinical Education (hrs)
    PT 633 Doctoral Seminar II 1 lecture
    PT 765 Clinical interventions and Treatments III 5 PBL†
    PT 782 Clinical Education II 6 480* Clinical Education
    Semester Totals    12
  2. Semester Eight
    Course Number Course Name Credits Lecture/Lab/PBL/Clinical Education (hrs)
    PT 734 Doctoral Seminar III 1 lecture
    PT 743 Professional Development IV 1 lecture
    PT 783 Clinical Education III 6 480* Clinical Education
    Semester Totals    8