DPT Program Curriculum


You can only learn so much inside a classroom, which is why our developing Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program focuses on hands-on clinical and service experiences. Working side-by-side with faculty and other professionals, you will encounter real-life situations that will prepare you to succeed in the field.

View or download a copy of our curricular tracks here.

Course layout by semester

 YEAR ONE: SUMMER  Credit Hours
DPT 500: Orientation 0
HSC 520: Professional Practice I: Behavioral Sciences for the Health Care Professional 2
HSC 501: Foundational Sciences I: Human Anatomy for the Health Care Professional 6
   
 YEAR ONE: FALL  Credit Hours
HSC 502: Foundational Sciences II: Human Physiology for the Health Care Professional            3
HSC 503: Foundational Sciences III: Human Neuroscience for the Health Care Professional 3
HSC 504: Foundational Sciences IV: Human Embryology for the Health Care Professional 1
HSC 505: Foundational Sciences V: Normal Lifespan Development for the Health Care Professional 3
HSC 506: Foundational Sciences VI: Human Pathophysiology for the Health Care Professional 3
HSC 507: Foundational Sciences VII: Pharmacology for the Health Care Professional 3
HSC 508: Foundational Sciences VII: Human Medical Imaging for the Health Care Professional 2
   
 YEAR ONE: SPRING  Credit Hours
HSC 509: Foundational Sciences IX: Human Kinesiology and Biomechanics for the Health Care Professional 3
HSC 521: Professional Practice II: Evidence-based Practice for the Health Care Professional 2
HSC 540: Patient/Client Management I: Foundational Rehabilitation Test and Measures 3
HSC 541: Patient/Client Management II: Foundational Rehabilitation Interventions 4
HSC 560: Scholarly Project I: Scholarly Project in Rehabilitation Proposal 1
HSC 580: Practice Management I: Prevention, Health Promotion, Fitness and Wellness 2
HSC 581: Practice Management II: Laws and Reimbursement for the Rehabilitation Professional 1
DPT 520: Clinical Education I:  Clinical and Community-Based Correlations for the DPT Professional I 1
   
 YEAR TWO: SUMMER  Credit Hours
HSC 640: Patient/Client Management III: Emergency Medical Responder 2
HSC 620: Professional Practice III:  Foundational Spanish for the Health Care Professional 1
DPT 600: Clinical Sciences I:  Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy 8
DPT 620: Clinical Education II:  Clinical and Community-Based Correlations for the DPT Professional II 1
DPT 621: Clinical Education III: Clinical Education in Physical Therapy I 4
   
 YEAR TWO: FALL  Credit Hours
DPT 601: Clinical Sciences II: Neurorehabilitation 6
DPT 602: Clinical Sciences III: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation 4
DPT 603: Clinical Sciences IV: Integumentary Therapy for the Rehabilitation Professional 2
HSC 660: Scholarly Project II: Scholarly Project for the Rehabilitation Professional 3
DPT 622: Clinical Education IV:  Clinical and Community-Based Correlations for the DPT Professional III 1
   
YEAR TWO: SPRING Credit Hours
HSC 680: Practice Management III: Rehabilitation Practice Management 
HSC 621: Professional Practice IV:  Teaching and Learning for the Rehabilitation Professionals 1
DPT 640: Capstone I:  Pediatric Rehabilitation for the DPT Professional 3
DPT 641: Capstone II:  Geriatric Rehabilitation for the DPT Professional
DPT 642: Capstone III:  Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Adaptive Equipment for the DPT Professional 3
DPT 643: Capstone IV:  Differential Diagnosis for the DPT Professional 3
DPT 623: Clinical Education V:  Clinical and Community-Based Correlations for the Rehabilitation Professional IV 2
   
 YEAR THREE: SUMMER  Credit Hours
HSC 740: Health Sciences Elective I:  CSCS Preparation 1
DPT 740: DPT Elective I: Sports Physical Therapy 1
DPT 741: DPT Elective II: Pelvic Health Physical Therapy 1
DPT 742: DPT Elective III: Advanced Pediatric Physical Therapy 1
DPT 743: DPT Elective IV: Entry Level Dry Needling in PT Practice 1
DPT 744: DPT Elective V: Manual Therapy 1
HSC 741: Health Sciences Elective II:  Service-Learning Experience 2
HSC 742: Health Sciences Elective III: Independent Study 1
DPT 720: Clinical Education VI:  Clinical and Community-Based Correlations for the Rehabilitation Professional V 2
DPT 721: Clinical Education VII:  Clinical Education in Physical Therapy II 8
DPT 745: Vestibular Rehabilitation Physical Therapy   1
 YEAR THREE: FALL  Credit Hours
DPT 722: Clinical Education VIII: Clinical Education in Physical Therapy III 8
DPT 723: Clinical Education IX: Clinical Education in Physical Therapy IV 8
   
 YEAR THREE: SPRING  Credit Hours
DPT 724: Clinical Education X: Clinical Education in Physical Therapy V 8
DPT 725: Clinical Education XI: Clinical Education in Physical Therapy VI 8
DPT 700 : DPT Culmination 0
   
 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS   136

 

Clinical Overview

Clinical experiences will give you the chance to apply the techniques and theories you learned in the classroom. Clinical education overview »

 

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