Curriculum

The coursework in the professional program is organized into curricular themes as well as learning experiences and community engagement.

The emphasis in the first year on foundational clinical sciences, introductory clinical skills, and applied clinical sciences.

The coursework in the second and third years emphasizes advanced clinical sciences and skills, and critical inquiry courses necessary to prepare knowledgeable and competent physical therapists.

Threaded throughout the curriculum are courses on various professional issues where learning experiences and community engagement, including service-learning, foster the development of a professional identity essential for a competent and caring physical therapist.

The clinical education components of the program, including five part-time clinical immersions (semesters 2-6) and three full-time clinical internships (semesters 7-9), allow students to practice the profession at an entry level in various clinical settings under the supervision of licensed and experienced physical therapists.