Physical Therapy, DPT

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

The NUpath requirement Differences and Diversity (DD) is not explicitly satisfied by required courses. Students are responsible for satisfying this requirement with an Open Elective. 

YEAR 1
PT 1000College: An Introduction1
MATH 1241Calculus 14
PSYC 1101Foundations of Psychology4
PSYC 3404Developmental Psychology4
CHEM 1101
and CHEM 1102
and CHEM 1103
General Chemistry for Health Sciences
and Lab for CHEM 1101
and Recitation for CHEM 1101
5
CHEM 1104
and CHEM 1105
and CHEM 1106
Organic Chemistry for Health Sciences
and Lab for CHEM 1104
and Recitation for CHEM 1104
5
ENGW 1111First-Year Writing4
Complete two Open Electives8
YEAR 2
PT 2000Professional Development Co-op1
BIOL 1117
and BIOL 1118
Integrated Anatomy and Physiology 1
and Lab for BIOL 1117
5
BIOL 1119
and BIOL 1120
Integrated Anatomy and Physiology 2
and Lab for BIOL 1119
5
PHYS 1145
and PHYS 1146
Physics for Life Sciences 1
and Lab for PHYS 1145
5
PHYS 1147
and PHYS 1148
Physics for Life Sciences 2
and Lab for PHYS 1147
5
MATH 2280Statistics and Software4
PT 5101
and PT 5102
Foundations of Physical Therapy
and Lab for PT 5101
4
ENGW 3306Advanced Writing in the Health Professions (a grade of C or higher required)4
Complete three Open Electives12
Progression Requirement for the Professional Phase:
A 3.000 GPA and 3.000 science pre-requisite GPA is required at the end of Summer 1 of second year to progress into professional phase of the program..
Minor Requirement:
Students must declare and successfully complete a minor or minor equivalent as part of their program of study.
YEAR 3
COOP 3945Co-op Work Experience0
PT 5145Introduction to the Healthcare System2
PT 5131
and PT 5132
Gross Anatomy
and Lab for PT 5131
5
PT 5133
and PT 5134
Kinesiology
and Lab for PT 5133
4
PT 5160
and PT 5161
Psychosocial Aspects of Healthcare
and Psychosocial Aspects of Healthcare Seminar
4
EXSC 4500Exercise Physiology 14
PT 5140
and PT 5141
Pathology
and Recitation for PT 5140
4
PT 5138
and PT 5139
Neuroscience
and Lab for PT 5138
5
HLTH 5450
and HLTH 5451
Healthcare Research
and Recitation for HLTH 5450
4
YEAR 4
PT 5503
and PT 5504
Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Management
and Lab for PT 5503
5
PT 5515
and PT 5516
Integumentary Systems and Advanced Modalities
and Lab for PT 5515
3
PT 5540Clinical Integration 1: Evidence and Practice2
PT 5500Pharmacology for Physical Therapy4
PT 5150
and PT 5151
Motor Control, Development, and Learning
and Lab for PT 5150
5
PT 6243
and PT 6244
Health Education, Promotion, and Wellness
and Recitation for PT 6243
3
COOP 3945Co-op Work Experience0
Complete one Open Elective4
YEAR 5
PT 5227Physical Therapy Project 13
PT 5209
and PT 5210
Neurological Rehabilitation 1
and Lab for PT 5209
5
PT 6221
and PT 6222
Neurological Rehabilitation 2
and Lab for PT 6221
5
PT 5229Physical Therapy Project 22
PT 5226Physical Therapy Professional Seminar 22
PT 5230Pediatric and Geriatric Aspects of Life Span Management3
PT 5505
and PT 5506
Musculoskeletal Management 1
and Lab for PT 5505
5
PT 6223
and PT 6224
Musculoskeletal Management 2
and Lab for PT 6223
5
PT 6241Screening for Medical Conditions in Physical Therapy Practice4
PT 6000Leadership, Administration, and Management2
PT 6441Clinical Education 1 (Summer)6
PT 6215
and PT 6216
Assistive Technology
and Lab for PT 6215 (Summer)
4
PT 6250Clinical Integration 2: Evidence and Practice (Summer)2
During Summer, complete one course in the following range: PT 6231 to PT 62374
YEAR 6
PT 6442Clinical Education 26
PT 6448Clinical Education 39
PT 6251Diagnostic Imaging3

Physical Therapy Major Grade/GPA Requirement

A grade of C or higher is required in all courses in the PT, HLTH, or EXSC subject areas

Minimum 3.000 overall GPA required

Program Requirements

206 total semester hours required

Minimum 3.000 GPA required

Six Years, Two Co-ops

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours 
PSYC 11014PSYC 34044Vacation0Vacation0 
CHEM 11014CHEM 11044   
CHEM 11021CHEM 11051   
CHEM 11030CHEM 11060   
MATH 12414Minor course or Elective4   
PT 10001Minor course or Elective4   
ENGW 11114    
 18 17 0 0 
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours 
MATH 22804BIOL 11194ENGW 33064Co-op0 
PHYS 11454BIOL 11201Minor course or Elective4  
PHYS 11461PHYS 11474   
BIOL 11174PHYS 11481   
BIOL 11181PT 20001   
Minor course or Elective4Minor course or Elective4   
 PT 51013   
 PT 51021   
 18 19 8 0 
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHours  Summer Full SemesterHours
Co-op0PT 51314  PT 51452
 PT 51321  PT 51384
 HLTH 54504  PT 51391
 PT 51603  PT 51404
 PT 51611  PT 51410
 EXSC 45004  PT 51333
    PT 51341
 0 17   15
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours 
PT 51504Co-op0Co-op0PT 55152 
PT 51511  PT 55161 
PT 55004  PT 55402 
PT 55034  PT 62433 
PT 55041  PT 62440 
Minor course or elective4    
 18 0 0 8 
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours 
PT 62414PT 62214PT 64416PT advanced topics course2 
PT 60002PT 62221 PT 62502 
PT 52094PT 62234 PT 62153 
PT 52101PT 62241 PT 62161 
PT 55054PT 52262   
PT 55061PT 52292   
PT 52273PT 52303   
 19 17 6 8 
Year 6
FallHoursSpringHours   
PT 64426PT 64489   
PT 62513    
 9 9   
Total Hours: 206