Physical Therapy


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  • Curriculum

    Professional Course of Study in Physical Therapy

    First Year
    Summer SemesterSemester Hours
    PT600 Anatomical Basis of Human Movement in PT Practice            7
    PT610 Introduction to Physical Therapy Practice3
      10
    Fall SemesterSemester Hours
    PT601  Physiologic Basis of Physical Therapy I 3
    PT602  Human Kinesiology and Biomechanics I 3
    PT611  Systems Review and Clinical Dysfunction 4
    PT620  Acute Care in Physical Therapy I 4
    PT630  Principles of Physical Therapy Practice I 3
        17
    Spring SemesterSemester Hours
    PT603  Physiologic Basis of Physical Therapy II 3
    PT621  Clinical Tests and Measures in Physical Therapy Practice 4
    PT631  Assessment and Management of Musculoskeletal Problems I 4
    PT632  Principles of Physical Therapy Practice II 3
    PT660  Evidence-Based Physical Therapy Practice I 3
      17
    Second Year
    Summer SemesterSemester Hours
    PT604  Human Kinesiology and Biomechanics II 3
    PT605  Pharmacology in Physical Therapy 2
    PT633  Acute Care in Physical Therapy II 3
    PT640 Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare  2
    PT670  Specialty Practice in Physical Therapy Elective2*
        10
    Fall SemesterSemester Hours
    PT617  Issues in Community Health and Prevention and Wellness  
    PT634  Assessment and Management of Musculoskeletal Problems II 3
    PT641  Organizational Systems in Healthcare Delivery 2
    PT662  Journal Seminar I 1
    PT650  Clinical Experience I 6
       15
    Spring SemesterSemester Hours
    PT606  Neurosciences in Physical Therapy Practice 4
    PT612  Developmental Basis of Functional Movement Across the Lifespan 3
    PT635  Physical Therapy Management of Integumentary Problems 4
    PT636  Neurological Aspects of Physical Therapy Practice I 3
    PT661  Evidence-Based Physical Therapy Practice II 2
    PT663   Journal Seminar II    1
    PT670  Specialty Practice in Physical Therapy Elective 2*
        17
    Third Year
    Summer SemesterSemester Hours
    PT613  Applied Clinical Decision-Making 3
    PT651  Clinical Experience II 6
        9
    Fall SemesterSemester Hours
    PT616  Comprehensive Capstone 3
    PT637  Neurological Aspects of Physical Therapy Practice II 4
    PT638  Neurological Aspects of Physical Therapy Practice III  4
    PT642  Resource Management in Physical Therapy 2
    PT670  Specialty Practice in Physical Therapy Elective2*
         13
    Spring SemesterSemester Hours
    PT652  Clinical Experience III  6
    PT653  Clinical Experience IV 6
        12
    Total Required Hours120
    PT671  Independent Study in Physical Therapy Practice 1-4
    PT672  Special Topics in Physical Therapy Practice 1-4
     * Elective Option