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Curriculum Outline - Effective August, 2013

Summer Semester, Year #1 (8 weeks)

Course Name
Credits
Class Hours
Clinical Anatomy
4
11
Medical Terminology
1 online
Total 5
11 + online

 

Fall Semester, Year #1 (15 weeks) 

Course Name
Credits Class Hours
Foundations of Patient Care
2
4
Ethical and Psychosocial Dimensions of PT Practice
3
3
Physical Modalities: Clinical Decision Making & Application
3
5
Upper Extremity Kinesiology & Assessment
2
3
Human Physiology and Exercise Physiology
5
5
Research Design and Methods (9 weeks)
3
3
Total
18
23

 

Spring Semester, Year #1 (15 weeks)

Course Name
Credits
Class Hours
Structure & Function of the Nervous System 3
3
PT Prevention & Intervention
4
6
Lower Extremity Kinesiology & Assessment
2
4
Directed Research I
1
3 hrs/week lab
Clinical Medicine for PT
3
3
Pulmonary PT
2
3
Integumentary System: Assessment and Intervention
1
2
Total
16
24

 

Summer Semester, Year #2 (8 weeks)

Course Name
Credits
Class Hours
Directed Research II
1
3 hrs/week lab
Total
1
Hr. Arr.

 

Fall Semester, Year #2 (9 weeks)

Course Name
Credits
Class Hours
Clinical Education: Clinical Issues in the Continuum of Care
2
3
Differential Diagnosis & Intervention in Clinical Orthopedics I
2
3
Directed Research II:  Practicum (continued from summer)
0
3 hrs/week lab
Introduction to Neurological PT
2
5
Musculoskeletal Examination I
3
6
Differential Diagnosis in Neurological Evaluation
1
3
Cardiac Rehabilitation
2
5
Total
12
28

 

Fall Semester, Year #2 (6 weeks after above classes)

Course Name
Credits
Class Hours
Clinical Affiliation I
3
6 weeks
Total
3
6 weeks

 

* Completion of First Examination is required to progress into the next semester.

 

Spring Semester, Year #2 (15 weeks)

Course Name
Credits Class Hours
Neurological Interventions I
3
5
Diff. Diagnosis & Intervention in Clinical Orthopedics II / Radiology & Imaging
3
3
Orthotics & Prosthetics
2
2
Differential Diagnosis & Intervention in Clinical Neurology
3
3
Musculoskeletal Examination II
3
5
Pediatric Development & Assessment
2
2
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation
1
3
Directed Research III
1
3 hrs/week
Total
18
26

 

Summer Semester, Year #3 (10 weeks)

Course Name
Credits Class Hours
Clinical Affiliation II
5
10 weeks
Clinical Decision Making
1
Online
Total
6
10 weeks + online or CE

 

Fall Semester, Year #3 (15 weeks)

Course Name
Credits Class Hours
Neurological Interventions II
2
4
Seminar in Departmental Organization & Management
3
3
Systems Review & Pharmacology
3
3
Musculoskeletal Examination III
3
5
Electroneuromyography & Motion Analysis
2
2
Health Promotion through the Lifespan
2
2
Directed Research IV:  Presentation Tactics
1
3 hrs/week
Topics in Physical Therapy *
1
2
Total
17
24

 

Spring Semester, Year #3 (20 weeks)

Course Name
Credits Class Hours
Clinical Affiliation III
4.5
9 weeks
Directed Research V (continued): One week for student in-house advisement for project completion and/or group research presentations
0
Hr. Arr.
Clinical Affiliation IV
4.5
9 weeks
Total
9
n/a

 

Total Credits Required:

First Year
39
Second Year
34
Third Year
32
Total
105

 

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