Physical Therapy

Curriculum

The South College Doctor of Physical Therapy program requires successful completion of 135 total quarter credit hours that are delivered in eight consecutive quarters over a period of 24 months.  The curriculum is dynamic and will be modified over time in keeping with best educational practices and in response to regular assessment and evaluation processes.

 

Course No. Course Name 4 Digit Code* 
Quarter One    
DPT 6110 Physical Therapy Fundamentals 2-2-0-4
DPT 6120 Physical Agents 1-1-0-2
DPT 6130 Professional Compentencies I 1-0-0-1
DPT 6140 Evidence-based Practice I 2-0-0-2
DPT 6150 Human Physiology 3-0-0-3
DPT 6160 Human Anatomy I  3-1-0-4
  Total 16
     
Quarter Two    
DPT 6210 Muscloskeletal Practice I – Lumbo-Pelvic-Hip 3-2-0-5
DPT 6220 Muscloskeletal Practice II – Knee-Foot-Ankle 3-2-0-5
DPT 6230 Evidence-based Practice II 2-0-0-2
DPT 6240 Human Anatomy II 2-1-0-3
DPT 6250 Applied Biomechanics & Therapeutic Exercise 2-1-0-3
  Total 18
     
Quarter Three    
DPT 6310 Musculoskeletal Practice III – Cervical-Thoracic 3-2-0-5
DPT 6320 Musculoskeletal Practice IV – Shoulder-Elbow-Wrist-Hand 3-2-0-5
DPT 6330 Health Promotion & Fitness Management I 2-1-0-3
DPT 6340 Modern Patient Management 3-0-0-3
  Total 16
     
Quarter Four    
DPT 6410 Management of the Aging Adult 4-1-0-5
DPT 6420 Integrative Pain Sciences 2-1-0-3
DPT 6430 Cardiopulmonary Practice 2-1-0-3
DPT 6440 Healthcare Delivery Models, Practice Mgt &   Entrepreneurship 3-0-0-3
DPT 6450 Advanced Movement Analysis 2-1-0-3
  Total 17
     
Quarter Five    
DPT 6510 Clinical Neuroscience 3-1-0-4
DPT 6520 Health Promotion & Fitness Management II 2-1-0-3
DPT 6530 Physical Therapy Practice I – CEN Foundation 0-0-10-10
  Total 17
     
Quarter Six    
DPT 6610 Neuromuscular Practice – Adult 3-2-0-5
DPT 6620 Management of the Pediatric Patient 2-1-0-3
DPT 6630 Professional Competencies II 2-0-0-2
DPT 6640 Advanced Therapeutic Interventions 1-2-0-3
DPT 6650 Pharmacology 2-0-0-2
  Total 15
     
Quarter Seven    
DPT 6710 Advanced Diagnostics 2-0-0-2
DPT 6720 Physical Therapy Practice II – CEN Internship 0-0-15-15
  Total 17
     
Quarter Eight    
DPT 6810 Primary Care Physical Therapy 2-0-0-2
DPT 6820 Physical Therapy Practice III – CEN Internship 0-0-14-14
DPT 6830 Capstone Presentation & Examination 3-0-0-3
  Total 19

 

* The 4 Digit Code represents the number of credit hours assigned for lecture, laboratory, clinical, and total credit hours consecutively