The sequence of graduate studies is efficiently organized to allow for completion of the DPT program in two-and-a-half years.
Classes are enriched by guest speakers from collaborative disciplines, and the curriculum is responsive to evolving trends in health care. Students can choose clinical placements from a pool of more than 500 sites, including general and specialized practice areas.
Year 1 - Fall
|DPT 500 - Gross Anatomy||5|
|DPT 515 - Professional Seminar||1|
|DPT 530 - Kinesiology/Biomechanics||5|
|DPT 531 - Functional Anatomy||1|
|DPT 550 - Introduction to PT||3|
|DPT 560 - Procedures I||3|
Year 1 - Summer
|DPT 525 - Pathology and Medical Management II||2|
|DPT 590 - Pharmacology||1|
|DPT 645 - Pediatrics||2|
|DPT 800 - Applied Anatomy and Physiology||2|
|DPT 582 - Clinical Education||0|
Year 2 - Fall
|DPT 600 - Issues in Patient Care||3|
|DPT 620 - Musculoskeletal Therapeutics||5|
|DPT 630 - Neuromuscular Therapeutics||5|
|DPT 640 - Cardiopulmonary Therapeutics||3|
|DPT 680 - Clinical Education||0|
|DPT 700 - Issues in Research II||1|
|DPT 810 - Advanced Diagnostics I||1|
Year 2 - Spring
|DPT 660 - Professional Practice||3|
|DPT 670 - Orthotics/Prosthetics||3|
|DPT 674 - Integumentary Therapeutics||1|
|DPT 705 - Critical Inquiry||2|
|DPT 720 - Musculoskeletal Therapeutics II||3|
|DPT 760 - Physical Therapy Procedures II||3|
|DPT 780 - Clinical Education||0|
|DPT 815 - Advanced Diagnostics II||1|
|DPT 820 - Differential Diagnosis||2|
Year 2 - Summer
|DPT 830 - Medically Complex Patient||2|
|DPT 781 - Clinical Education||6|
Year 3 - Fall
|DPT 782 - Clinical Education||6|
|DPT 784 - Clinical Education||6|
Total Hours: 99
1 - DPT 580 is a two week clinical held in early January. Other courses begin in Mid-January.
2 - Summer courses are held over six weeks from the end of May through June. DPT 582 is a three week clinical held after the rest of the courses.
3 - DPT 680 is a two week clinical held mid-semester.
4 - DPT 780 is a two week clinical held mid-semester.
5 - DPT 830 is a one week course held in May right after spring semester finals week. DPT 781 is an 8-week internship.
6 - DPT 782 is an 8-week internship and DPT 784 is a 10-week internship.
During clinical education experiences, DPT students are required to:
In addition, select clinical facilities may require the student to provide an updated criminal background check, a pre-clinical or random drug screen, or to be fingerprinted.