Course Structure

The hybrid curriculum is organized into 20 patient-based courses that integrate knowledge from each foundational practice area of physical therapy.

Students will focus on one patient-based course for a three-week period, as opposed to traditional curriculums that teach all of the term’s courses concurrently. Courses build in complexity and depth as students progress through the curriculum.

Review a detailed list of course descriptions.

The plan of study for the 25-month hybrid program can be found below.

Semester: Fall 1

NumberCourse Title
PT607
Intro to PT Theory & Practice
PT661
Movement System Foundations I: Motion
PT662
Movement System Foundations II: Force
PT663
Movement System Foundations III: Energy
PT664
Movement System Foundations IV: Motor Control
PT658a
Exposure to Physical Therapy in a Health Care System

Semester: Spring 1

NumberCourse Title
PT671
Integrated Patient Management I: Acute Musculoskeletal Injury
PT691
Differential Diagnosis & Intervention I: Extremity 1
PT692
Differential Diagnosis & Intervention II: Extremity 2
PT672
Integrated Patient Management II: Acute Medical Conditions
PT673
Integrated Patient Management III: Progressive Neurologic Conditions
PT658b
Exposure to Physical Therapy in a Health Care System
PT787
Experiential Learning

Semester: Summer 1

NumberCourse Title
PT793
Differential Diagnosis and Intervention III: Spine 1
PT794
Differential Diagnosis and Intervention IV: Spine 2
PT761
Movement System: Advanced Analysis and Intervention I
PT737
Clinical Simulation Experiences
PT774
Integrated Patient Management IV: Chronic Medical Conditions
PT787
Experiential Learning

Semester: Fall 2

NumberCourse Title
PT758
Clinical Education Experience I
PT775
Integrated Patient Management V: Non-Progressive Neurologic Conditions
PT795
Differential Diagnosis and Intervention V: Pain
PT787
Experiential Learning

Semester: Spring 2

NumberCourse Title
PT824
Management and Leadership Principles in a PT Setting
PT862
Movement System: Advanced Analysis and Intervention II
PT846
Health Promotion
PT835
Enhancing Activity and Participation
PT787
Experiential Learning
PT858
Clinical Education Experience II

Semester: Summer 2

NumberCourse Title
PT859
Clinical Education Experience III

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