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DPT Curriculum

Fall Semester, Year One

Gross Anatomy - PT 610 (6)
Movement Science  - PT 611 (2)
Clinical Medicine I - PT 612 (5)
Clinical Seminar I - PT 617 (2)
Clinical Skills I - PT 619 (6)
Total: 21 credits

Winter Semester, Year One

Promoting Health and Wellness through Education I - PT 615 (2)
Applied Neuroscience - PT 620 (3)
Functional Anatomy - PT 621 (4)
Clinical Medicine II - PT 622 (4)
Research Methods - PT 625 (3)
Clinical Seminar II - PT 627 (2)
Clinical Skills II - PT 629 (4)
Total: 22 credits

Summer Semester, Year One

Inquiry III* - PT 634 (1)
Service Learning Project - PT 635 (1)
Clinical Skills III - PT 636 (3)
Clinical Skills Assessment - PT 637 (1)
Lifespan Development I - PT 639 (2)
Total: 7 - 8 credits

Fall Semester, Year Two

Examination of & Intervention for Musculoskeletal Conditions I - PT 641 (3)
Examination of & Intervention for Integumentary & Medical Conditions - PT 642 (3)
Examination of & Intervention for Neuromuscular Conditions I - PT 643 (4)
Inquiry IV* - PT 644 (1)
Clinical Experience I - PT 647 (4)
Prof. Development** - PT 658 (3)
Total: 15 - 17 credits

Winter Semester, Year Two

Examination of & Intervention for Musculoskeletal Conditions II - PT 651 (4)
Examination of & Intervention for Cardiopulmonary Conditions - PT 652 (4)
Examination of & Intervention for Neuromuscular Conditions II - PT 653 (3)
Inquiry V* - PT 654 (1)
Administration Roles - PT 656 (3)
Lifespan Development II - PT 659 (2)
Prof. Development** - PT 658 (3)
Total: 17 - 19 credits

Summer Semester, Year Two

Clinical Seminar III - PT 667 (1)
Health Promotion & Wellness through Education II - PT 685 (2)
Inquiry VI* - PT 664 (1)
Clinical Experience II (8 weeks) - PT 677 (4)
Total: 7 - 8 credits

Fall Semester, Year Three

Clinical Experience III - PT 687 (4)
Examination of & Intervention for Complex Medical Conditions - PT 662 (2)
Examination of & Intervention for Musculoskeletal Conditions III - PT 681 (3)
Examination of & Intervention for Neuromuscular Conditions III - PT 683 (2)
Inquiry VII* - PT 684 (1)
Specialty Seminar - PT 688 (2)
Professional Issues - PT 689 (1)
Total: 14 - 15 credits

Winter Semester, Year Three

Clinical Internship - PT 697 (8)
Inquiry VIII* - PT 694 (1)
Total: 8 - 9 credits

Three-Year Total Credit Hours: 115

* - if select Research Track
** = if select Professional Development Track (taken twice for a total of 6 credits)


Grading Policy

The grading policy for each course is noted specifically in the course syllabus. Students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average to be in good academic standing. In addition, a grade of “C” or higher is required for each course within the DPT program. Any grade of “C-“ or below will result in dismissal from the DPT program.

If the cumulative grade point average is below 3.0 at the conclusion of any semester of the DPT program, the student will be placed on academic probation. Dismissal will occur if the cumulative 3.0 grade point average is not achieved by the completion of the subsequent semester, excluding summer terms. If the student has not achieved a cumulative 3.0 grade point average at the time of a full-time clinical experience, the student will be dismissed from the DPT program.