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Doctor of Physical Therapy Curriculum

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 90 weeks of clinical internships. The curriculum is designed to emphasize early and intensive integration of our students into the clinical environment throughout their educational program. Our students begin their clinical affiliations during the second semester in the program and have a one-year internship at the end of their didactic phase of the plan of study.