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DPT Program — Year One

Courses by SemesterCourse Names (Course Numbers) — Credit Hours
Courses by Semester Course Names (Course Numbers) — Credit Hours

Fall, Year 1 (Semester 1)

  • Anatomy I (DPT 700) — 2 Credit Hours
  • Anatomy II (DPT 701) — 3 Credit Hours
  • Human Histology (DPT 702) — 1 Credit Hour
  • Kinesiology (DPT 704) — 4 Credit Hours
  • Patients Care Skills I: Principles (DPT 721) — 2 Credit Hours
  • Patient Care Skills II: Tests & Measures (DPT 722) — 2 Credit Hours
  • Professional Issues I: Introduction (DPT 731) — 2 Credit Hours
  • Critical Inquiry I: Introduction (DPT 741) — 2 Credit Hours
Total Credits: 18

Spring, Year 1 (Semester 2)

  • Advanced Physiology (DPT 711) — 4 Credit Hours
  • Neuroscience (DPT 703) — 3 Credit Hours
  • Imaging (DPT 713) — 2 Credit Hours
  • Patient Care Skills III (DPT 723) — 2 Credit Hours
  • Professional Issues II (DPT 733) — 2 Credit Hours
  • Musculoskeletal PT I (DPT 751) — 3 Credit Hours
  • Clinical Immersion I (DPT 781) — 1 Credit Hour
Total Credits: 17

Summer, Year 1 (Semester 3)

  • Applied Exercise Physiology (DPT 712) — 1 Credit Hour
  • Pathophysiology I (DPT 714) — 2 Credit Hours
  • Pathophysiology II (DPT 715) — 2 Credit Hours
  • Pharmacology (DPT 716) — 3 Credit Hours
  • Musculoskeletal PT II (DPT 752) — 3 Credit Hours
  • Clinical Immersion II (DPT 782) — 1 Credit Hour
Total Credits: 12

DPT Program — Year Two

Courses by SemesterCourse Names (Course Numbers) — Credit Hours
Courses by Semester Course Names (Course Numbers) — Credit Hours

Fall, Year 2 (Semester 4)

  • Professional Issues III (DPT 831) — 2 Credit Hours
  • Critical Inquiry II (DPT 842) — 3 Credit Hours
  • Musculoskeletal PT III (DPT 851) — 4 Credit Hours
  • Lifespan Human Development (DPT 853) — 2 Credit Hours
  • Neuromuscular PT I (DPT 861) — 4 Credit Hours
  • Medical Screening (DPT 862) — 2 Credit Hours
  • Clinical Immersion III (DPT 881) — 1 Credit Hour
Total Credits: 18

Spring, Year 2 (Semester 5)

  • Administration & Management (DPT 831) — 3 Credit Hours
  • Critical Inquiry III (DPT 843) — 3 Credit Hours
  • Musculoskeletal IV (DPT 852) — 4 Credit Hours
  • Neuromuscular PT II (DPT 854) — 4 Credit Hours
  • Integumentary PT (DPT 847) — 3 Credit Hours
  • Clinical Immersion IV (DPT 881) — 1 Credit Hour
Total Credits: 18

Summer, Year 2 (Semester6)

  • Pediatric PT (DPT 855) — 2 Credit Hours
  • Cardiopulmonary PT (DPT 856) — 4 Credit Hours
  • Management of Multisystem Impairments (DPT 858) — 3 Credit Hours
  • Orthotics and Prosthetics (DPT 859) — 2 Credit Hours
  • Health Promotion and Wellness (DPT 860) — 2 Credit Hours
  • Clinical Immersion V (DPT 882) — 1 Credit Hour
Total Credits: 14

DPT Program — Year Three

Courses by SemesterCourse Names (Course Numbers) — Credit Hours
Courses by Semester Course Names (Course Numbers) — Credit Hours

Fall, Year 3 (Semester 7)

  • Rural Health/Primary Care (DPT 863) — 2 Credit Hours
  • Human Learning (DPT 864) — 1 Credit Hour
  • Clinical Internship I (12 wks) (DPT 981) — 6 Credit Hours
Total Credits: 9

Spring, Year 3 (Semester 8)

  • Clinical Internship II (12 wks) (PT 982) — 6 Credit Hours
Total Credits: 6

Summer, Year 3 (Semester 9)

  • Clinical Internship III (12 wks) (PT 983) — 6 Credit Hours
Total Credits: 6

Total Credit Hours for the DPT Program: 118


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