Our rigorous curriculum is built around four key areas: basic science, clinical science, leadership and professional development, and critical inquiry. The DPT plan of study integrates the basic sciences and clinical practice, emphasizes evidence-based practice and includes a comprehensive array of course offerings in musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, integumentary, cardiopulmonary, geriatric, and pediatric physical therapy, as well as course content related to leadership and professional development.
We want to make sure our graduates are well prepared to enter the workforce so we complement our didactic education program with a clinical program that includes more than 65 weeks of clinical education experience. The curriculum is designed to emphasize early and intensive integration of our students into the clinical environment throughout their educational program. Our students begin clinical education during the second semester in the program and have a yearlong terminal clinical education experience after the didactic phase of the plan of study.