Academic Catalog

Physical Therapy Doctorate

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 3.2 or higher to successfully complete the program.


Required Courses
PDPT 60100Wellness and Prevention1
PDPT 60200Neuroscience5
PDPT 60300Musculoskeletal II3
PDPT 60400Neuromuscular Foundations3
PDPT 60500Pharmacology2
PDPT 62500Integrated Clinical Experience II (Integrated Clinical Experience II)1
PDPT 62800Health Care Systems (Health Care Systems)1
PDPT 60600Integrated Clinical Experience III1
PDPT 60700Pathokinesiology3
PDPT 60800Evidence-Based Practice II2
PDPT 60900Motor Development across the Lifespan3
PDPT 61000Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Testing and Management4
PDPT 61100Neurological Rehabilitation I4
PDPT 61200Clinical Education I4
PDPT 61300Clinical Orthopedics3
PDPT 61400Clinical Administration in Physical Therapy3
PDPT 61500Neurological Rehabilitation II3
PDPT 61700Pediatric Rehabilitation3
PDPT 61800Orthotics/Prosthetics2
PDPT 61900Clinical Education II5
PDPT 62000Psychosocial Aspects of Patient Care3
PDPT 62100Advanced Clinical Management2
PDPT 62300Professional Development III1
PDPT 62400Clinical Education III6
Choose a Case Report or Research Track3
Case Report Track
Case Report I
Case Report II
Research Track
Research Project I (Research Project I)
Research Project II (Research Project II)
Research Project III (Research Project III)
Total Credits71