Curriculum

Your path to graduation

You will complete the requirements for the Doctor of Physical Therapy in nine semesters. With your cohort, you will complete the required courses in this recommended sequence.

The following degree plan is based on the graduate catalog.

Semester 1 (Summer)

CoursesHours
Total hours11
PTE 707 Medical Human Anatomy 6
PTE 711 Professional Issues I 2
PTE 712 Clinical Biomechanics for Physical Therapy 2
PTE 713 Embryology 1

Semester 2 (Fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
PTE 710 Introduction to Physical Therapy 3
PTE 720 Neuroanatomy-Neuroscience 4
PTE 723 Patient Management: Musculoskeletal I 4
PTE 726 Clinical Kinesiology for Physical Therapy 2
PTE 740 Research Methods and Design 2
PTE 760 Management of Research Projects 1-2

Semester 3 (Spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
PTE 714 Imaging Analysis in Physical Therapy Practice 2
PTE 721 Professional Issues II 2
PTE 722 Physical Agent and Mechanical Modalities 2
PTE 733 Patient Management: Musculoskeletal II 3
PTE 743 Patient Management: Neuromuscular I 4
PTE 750 Research and Outcome Analysis 2
BMS 752 Medical Physiology 3

Semester 4 (Summer)

CoursesHours
Total hours11
PTE 732 Electrotherapeutic Modalities and Clinical Electrophysiology 2
PTE 737 Clinical Internship I 4
PTE 753 Patient Management: Neuromuscular II 2
PTE 760 Management of Research Projects 1-2
PTE 773 Patient Management: Musculoskeletal III 2

Semester 5 (Fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
PTE 731 Pathophysiology/Differential Diagnosis I 3
PTE 747 Clinical Internship II 6
PTE 760 Management of Research Projects 1-2
PTE 763 Patient Management: Neuromuscular III 3
PTE 764 Patient Management: Exercise Physiology, Nutrition, and Wellness 3

Semester 6 (Spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours16-17
PTE 730 Motor Control/Motor Learning 2
PTE 741 Pathophysiology/Differential Diagnosis II 2
PTE 744 Patient Management: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Problems 3
PTE 754 Patient Management: Special Considerations Across the Life Span 1-2
PTE 757 Clinical Internship III 6
PTE 760 Management of Research Projects 1-2
Electives 1-2

Semester 7 (Summer)

CoursesHours
Total hours9-10
PTE 756 Patient Management: Integumentary 1
PTE 760 Management of Research Projects 1-2
PTE 761 Contemporary Issues in Professional Practice 2
PTE 762 Medical Pharmacology 2
PTE 765 The Physical Therapist as Educator 1
PTE 767 Health Care Systems and the Physical Therapist 1
Electives 1-2

Semester 8 (Fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours19-20
PTE 760 Management of Research Projects 1-2
PTE 871 Physical Therapy Management and Administration 3
PTE 872 Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Assistive Technologies 3
PTE 873 Patient Management: Advanced Differential Diagnosis 3
PTE 877 Clinical Internship IV 8
Electives 1-2

Semester 9 (Spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours17-19
PTE 880 Research Seminar 1-2
PTE 883 Patient Management: Critical Integration and Analysis 1-2
PTE 887 Clinical Internship V 8
PTE 888 Clinical Internship VI 6
Elective (Study Away 1-2