Earn your entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in our eight-semester program with 44 weeks of professional practice education and 30 weeks of clinical education.

The entry-level curriculum will consist of 122 credit hours over 33 months (eight semesters). It will include 44 weeks of professional practice education with 30 weeks of clinical education under the direct supervision of licensed physical therapists and 14 weeks of experiential opportunity to practice in an emerging role of physical therapist under the supervision of a qualified preceptor. The Entry Level DPT Program will use a problem-based learning (PBL) approach.

The curriculum plan includes five main threads: Professional Reflection, Physical Therapy Reasoning, Patient/Client Management, Foundational Sciences and Professional Topics. Professional Practice opportunities are integrated throughout the curriculum.

  • PT1 - Fall and Spring

    • Orientation- August
    • DPT 5511 Physical Therapy Reasoning 1 (Fall)
    • DPT 5312 Patient/Client Management 1 (Fall)
    • DPT Foundational Sciences 1 (Fall)
    • DPT 5514 Professional Topics 1 (Fall)
    • DPT 5521 (Spring)
    • DPT 5322 (Spring)
    • DPT 5523 (Spring)
    • DPT 5524 (Spring)
    • DPT 5115 Professional Critical Self Reflection 1 (Fall and Spring)
  • PT2 - Summer and Fall

    • DPT 6311 (Summer 1)
    • DPT 6212 (Summer 1)
    • DPT 6313 (Summer 1)
    • DPT 6314 (Summer 1)
    • DPT 6318 Professional Practice Education 1 (Summer 2)
    • DPT 6119 Capstone 1 (Summer 1 and Summer 2)
    • DPT 6115 Professional Critical Self Reflection 2  (Summer 1, Summer 2 and Fall)
    • DPT 6521 (Fall)
    • DPT 5322 (Fall)
    • DPT 6523 (Fall)
    • DPT 6524 (Fall)
  • PT3 - Spring and Summer

    • DPT 7511 (Spring)
    • DPT 7312 (Spring)
    • DPT 7513 (Spring)
    • DPT 7514 (Spring)
    • DPT 7428 Professional Practice Education (Summer 1)
    • DPT 7321 (Summer 2)
    • DPT 7222 (Summer 2)
    • DPT 7323 (Summer 2)
    • DPT 7224 (Summer 2)
    • DPT 7115 Professional Critical Self Reflection 3 (Spring, Summer 1 and Summer 2)
    • DPT 7119 Capstone 2 (Spring, Summer 1 and Summer 2)
  • PT4 - Fall and Spring

    • DPT 8818 Professional Practice Education 3 (Fall)
    • DPT 8728 Emerging Roles in PT Practice (Spring)
    • DPT 8115 Professional Critical Self Reflection 4 (Fall and Spring)
    • DPT 8119 Capstone 3 (Fall and Spring)