Curriculum

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Summer before year one
501 Gross Anatomy 7    
Fall one Spring one
502 Kinesiology 4 508 Orthopedic Physical Therapy 6
503 Applied Exercise Physiology for Wellness and Health Promotion 3 623 Cardiopulmonary Physical
Therapy
3
505 Applied Microscopic Anatomy for Physical Therapists 4 506 Functional Neuroanatomy 4
510 Rehabilitation I 4 537 Rehabilitation II 3
531 Evidence Based Practice
Concepts
2 520 Clinical Education I 3
615 Pharmacology 1    
Total 18 Total 19
Summer one      
512 Professional Aspects of Physical Therapy 2    
Fall two   Spring two  
609 Clinical Biomechanics 3 626 Lifespan I 6
621 Therapeutic Agents 4 627 Lifespan II 2
624 Clinical Problem Solving I 2 640 Neurological Physical
Therapy
6
648 Orthopedic Physical Therapy II 6 644 Orthotics and Prosthetics 2
661 Administration and Management 2 646 Clinical Medicine 2
Total 17 Total 18
Summer two      
650 Clinical Education II 8    
Fall three (Block one – eight weeks) Spring three
654 Clinical Problem Solving II 1 674 Clinical Problem Solving
III
1
651 Professional Issues 2 695 Clinical Education IV 16
676 Comprehensive Study of PT Practice 2    
670 Clinical Integration 2    
691 Special Topics (electives) 1    
Total 8   17
(Block two – eight weeks)
 680 Clinical Education III 8    
Total 16    
Total Curriculum Credits     121