Curriculum

The curriculum combines classroom and laboratory training with independent study and clinical experiences in a variety of health care settings. Students who have been admitted into the program must be enrolled on a full-time basis for each of the eight semesters of the program. The coursework is arranged on a set schedule. For course description(s), please search the course number or name in the current Graduate Catalog accessed through the UTC Records Office.

 

PROFESSIONAL CURRICULUM PLAN

DPT I

   

Course Number

Course Name

Semester Hours

FALL SEMESTER

   

PHYT 7111

Introduction to Patient/Client Management

2 hrs

PHYT 7113

Professional Communication and Education

2 hrs

PHYT 7114

Evidence in Practice

2 hrs

PHYT 7115

Musculoskeletal Examination

2 hrs

PHYT 7116

Human Gross Anatomy

6 hrs

PHYT 7210

Kinesiology and Applications of Exercise

3 hrs

 

Total

17 hrs

SPRING SEMESTER

   

PHYT 7070

Therapeutic Exercise

3  hrs

PHYT 7122

Neuroscience

5 hrs

PHYT 7123

Physical Agents

2 hrs

PHYT 7124

Pathology of Musculoskeletal System

3 hrs

PHYT 7125

PT Management of Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Lower Extremity

3 hrs

PHYT 7126

PT Management of Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Upper Extremity

3 hrs

 

Total

 19 hrs

SUMMER SEMESTER

   

PHYT 7131

Patient/Client Management of Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Spine

 4 hrs

PHYT 7132

Electrotherapeutic Modalities

 2 hrs

PHYT 7133

Clinical Education I

 4 hrs

 

Total

 10 hrs

 

DPT II           

   

Course Number    

Course Name

Semester Hours

FALL SEMESTER

   

PHYT 7211

Physical Therapy Management of Cardiopulmonary Dysfunction

4 hrs

PHYT 7212

Critical Inquiry

3 hrs

PHYT 7213

Physical Therapy Management of Medical/Surgical Conditions I

2 hrs

PHYT 7215

Physical Therapy Management of Patients with Neurological Dysfunction I

4 hrs

PHYT 7216

Human Growth and Development across the Lifespan

3 hrs

PHYT 7233

Clinical Applications

1 hr

PHYT 7234

Developing a Case Report

1 hr

 

Total

18 hrs

SPRING SEMESTER

   

PHYT 7221

Psychosocial Aspects of Disability

2 hrs

PHYT 7222

Physical Therapy Management of Medical/Surgical Conditions II

3 hrs

PHYT 7223

Physical Therapy Management of Adults and Elders with Neurological Dysfunction II

4 hrs

PHYT 7224

Physical Therapy Management of Infants, Children and Adolescents with Neurological Dysfunction III

4 hrs

PHYT 7225

Physical Therapy Management of Medical/Surgical Conditions III

3 hrs

PHYT 7226

Research Investigation

2 hrs

 

Total

18 hrs

SUMMER SEMESTER

   

PHYT 7231

Clinical Education II

4 hrs

PHYT 7232

Clinical Education III

5 hrs

 

Total

9 hrs

 

DPT III

   

Course Number

Course Name

Semester Hours

FALL SEMESTER

   

PHYT 7303

Advanced Clinical Orthopedics

3 hrs

PHYT 7311

Administration in Physical Therapy

3 hrs

PHYT 7312

Movement Disorders

2 hrs

PHYT 7313

Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy

3 hrs

PHYT 7315

Applied Patient/Client Management

2 hrs

PHYT 7316

Licensure Preparation I

1 hr

 

Elective Course Offerings (may include)

6 hrs

PHYT 7301

Advanced Clinical Practice: Adult Neurorehabilitation

3 hrs

PHYT 7302

Advanced Clinical Practice: Geriatric Neurorehabilitation

3 hrs

PHYT 7304

Advanced Neurorehabilitation Management Principles for Children with Movement Disorders

3 hrs

PHYT 7305

Advanced Manual Therapy

3 hrs

PHYT 7306

Advanced Sports Physical Therapy

3 hrs

PHYT 7334

Advanced Research Investigation

 3 hrs

PHYT 7660

Advanced Clinically-Oriented Anatomy

3 hrs

PHYT 7660 L

Advanced Clinically-Oriented Anatomy Laboratory

0 hrs

PHYT 7997r

Individual Studies

1-3 hrs

 

Total

19 hrs

SPRING SEMESTER

   

PHYT 7332

Clinical Internship

9 hrs

PHYT 7333

Licensure Preparation II

1 hr

 

Total

10 hrs

     
 

TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS

120 hrs

For course description(s), please search the course number or name in the current Graduate Catalog accessed through the UTC Records Office.