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

Fall 1 Semester Courses
Number Course 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

Spring 1 Semester Courses
Number Course 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

Summer 1 Semester Courses
Number Course 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

Fall 2 Semester Courses
Number Course 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

Spring 2 Semester Courses
Number Course 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

Summer 2 Semester Courses
Number Course Title
PT859 Clinical Education Experience III

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