Physical Therapy

Doctorate in Physical Therapy

Graduation Requirements

All required graduate coursework is listed below and must be taken in sequence unless permission to deviate from the sequence or time frame has been approved by the graduate faculty. Candidates for a doctor of physical therapy degree are required to meet all requirements for graduation within four years of their matriculation into the graduate program.

All physical therapy majors must take graduate-level courses offered by the Department of Physical Therapy for a letter grade unless otherwise specified in the course descriptions.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the graduate program, undergraduate matriculating students must have completed the B.S. degree in clinical health studies (described in the undergraduate catalog) and have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher.

Curriculum

PDPT 51004

Pharmacology

2

PDPT 52506

Spine Examination and Rehabilitation

3

PDPT 54300

Preclinical Conference II

0

PDPT 54400

Professional Development II

0.5

PDPT 55700

Clinical Administration I

3

PDPT 55800

Clinical Administration II

1

PDPT 55900

Psychosocial Aspects of Patient Care

2

PDPT 56800

Research II: Evidence-Based Practice in Physical Therapy

2

PDPT 57000

Clinical Neuroanatomy

3

PDPT 57100

Clinical Neurophysiology

3

PDPT 57200

Normal Motor Development

3

PDPT 57300

Fundamentals of the Neurological Examination

3

PDPT 59000

Clinical Education I

4

PDPT 59102

Clinical Education II

4

PDPT 62607

Clinical Orthopedics

2

PDPT 62900

Independent Clinical Study

1-3

PDPT 63800

Pathokinesiology

3

PDPT 63900

Orthotics/Prosthetics

2

PDPT 64500

Pre-Clinical Conference III

0

PDPT 64600

Professional Development III

1

PDPT 64700

Professional Development IV

1

PDPT 66900

Research III: Research Seminar

3

PDPT 67400

Neurological Rehabilitation I

3

PDPT 67500

Neurological Rehabilitation II

3

PDPT 67600

Pediatric Rehabilitation

3

PDPT 68000

Differential Diagnosis

1

PDPT 68100

Cardiac Testing and Management

2

PDPT 68200

Clinical Medicine/Surgery

3

PDPT 68300

Pulmonary Testing and Management

2

PDPT 68400

Case Study Seminar

2

PDPT 68500

Wellness and Prevention

1

PDPT-68700

PreClinical Conference IV

0

PDPT 69200

Clinical Education III

4

PDPT 69300/69400

Clinical Education IV (4)/ Clinical Education V (4) or

 

PDPT 69500

Clinical Education IV/V (6)

6

PDPT 69900

Independent Study

1-3