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Professional Program - Physical Therapy Degree: D.P.T.*

Year 4

First Semester Sem. Hrs. Second Semester Sem. Hrs.
BISC 7130
Gross Anatomy^
5 PHTH 7120
Pharmacology
2
BIOL 4701
Human Physiology**
4 PHTH 7504
Patient Management II
2
PHTH 7503
Patient Management I
3 PHTH 7515
Clinical Pathology & Pathophysiology
4
PHTH 4512
Culture/Disability
3 PHTH 7516
Geriatric Rehabilitation
2
PHTH 7513
Health Policy
3 PHTH 7525
Kinesiology I
3

 

  PHTH 7528
Tests & Measures
2
 

Total:
14-19***

  Total: 15

***If a student has not had a medical ethics course to fulfill undergrad requirements, he/she will need to take one credit of med ethics during year 4

**not required for BISC majors, took BISC 4145 Physiology in Junior Year    

^D.P.T. Students who complete 2 course series BISC 3135 and 3136 in their junior year need not take BISC 7130.           

 

Summer Session

Session 1 Sem. Hrs. Session 2 Sem. Hrs.
PHTH 7522
Evidence Based Decision Making I
2 PHTH 7549
Differential Diagnosis
2
PHTH 7560
Physical Technologies/Electro
4 PHTH 7577
Wounds/Management/
Integumentary PT
2
    PHTH 7930
Special Topics: Diagnostic Imaging & Testing
2
  Total: 6    Total: 6

 

Year 5

First Semester Sem. Hrs. Second Semester Sem. Hrs.
(12 wks classroom/4 wks clinic)
PHTH 7518
Physiology of Activity
3 PHTH 7533
Orthopedics II
4
    PHTH 7558 Neuroanatomy 4
PHTH 7505
PT Management III
2 PHTH 7570
Advanced Kinesiology
4
PHTH 7532
Orthopedics I
4 PHTH 7530
Pain Mechanisms & Treatment
2
PHTH 7526
Kinesiology II
3 PHTH 7555
Intro to Peds: Typical Develop and Assessment (formerly Life Span Dev)
2
PHTH 7974 Clinical Education Experience I 4 PHTH 7667
Neurological Rehab I
2
  Total: 16   Total: 18

 

Summer Session

PHTH 7975 Clinical Education Experience II (10 week clinic): 10 credits

Year 6

First Semester Sem. Hrs. Second Semester Sem. Hrs.
PHTH 7668
Neurological Rehab II
4 PHTH 7976 
Clinical Education Experience III
9
PHTH 7930
Applied Evidence Based Decision Making
2 PHTH 7977 
Clinical Education Experience IV
9
PHTH 7675
Pediatrics Disorders/Intervention Strategies
4   Total: 18
PHTH 7682
Cardiovascular & Pulmonary PT
3

 

PHTH 7684
Clinical Issues & Decision Making
2  
PHTH 7932
Advanced electives
0-2  
  Total: 15-17  

Total Credit Hours: 124-126

*Curriculum is for students beginning D.P.T. program in Fall 2017 and is subject to change