Academic Catalog

Doctorate in Physical Therapy

Graduation Requirements

All required graduate coursework is listed below and must be taken in the sequence established by the department unless permission to deviate from the sequence or time frame has been approved by the graduate faculty. Candidates for a doctor of physical therapy degree are required to meet all requirements for graduation within four years of their matriculation into the graduate program.

All physical therapy majors must take graduate-level courses offered by the Department of Physical Therapy for a letter grade unless otherwise specified in the course descriptions. All graduate students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher to successfully complete the program.


Required Courses
PDPT 51004Pharmacology2
PDPT 52506Spine Examination and Rehabilitation3
PDPT 54300Preclinical Conference II0
PDPT 55900Psychosocial Aspects of Patient Care2
PDPT 56000Clinical Adminstration in Physical Therapy4
PDPT 56800Research II: Evidence-Based Practice in Physical Therapy2
PDPT 57000Clinical Neuroanatomy3
PDPT 57100Clinical Neurophysiology3
PDPT 57200Motor Development Across the Lifespan3
PDPT 57300Fundamentals of the Neurological Examination3
PDPT 59000Clinical Education I4
PDPT 59102Clinical Education II4
PDPT 62607Clinical Orthopedics2
PDPT 63800Pathokinesiology3
PDPT 63900Orthotics/Prosthetics2
PDPT 64500Pre-Clinical Conference III0
PDPT 64600Professional Development III1.5
PDPT 66900Research III: Research Seminar3
PDPT 67400Neurological Rehabilitation I3
PDPT 67500Neurological Rehabilitation II3
PDPT 67600Pediatric Rehabilitation2.5
PDPT 68100Cardiac Testing and Management2
PDPT 68260Medical Screening and Disease4
PDPT 68300Pulmonary Testing and Management2
PDPT 68450Advanced Clinical Reasoning2
PDPT 68500Wellness and Prevention1
PDPT 68700Pre-Clinical Conference IV0
PDPT 69200Clinical Education III4
Select one of the following two options:6
Clinical Education IV
Clinical Education V
Clinical Education IV/V
Total Credits74