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 40 weeks of full-time 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 third term in the program and end with 30 consecutive weeks of clinical education after the didactic plan of study.