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Curriculum


WKU Entry-Level Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree Curriculum:

SUMMER SEMESTER I 1st YEAR

DPT 711 Principles of Physical Assessment I – 1 credit (2 contact hours)

DPT 720 Gross Human Anatomy I – 2 credits (2 contact hours)

DPT 721 Gross Human Anatomy I Lab – 1 credit (2 contact hours)

Total Semester Credit Hours: 4 (6 Contact Hours)

 

SUMMER SEMESTER II 1st YEAR

DPT 700 Orientation to Physical Therapy – 1 credit (1 contact hour)

DPT 712 Principles of Physical Assessment II – 2 credits (2 contact hours)

DPT 722 Gross Human Anatomy II – 2 credits (2 contact hours)

DPT 723 Gross Human Anatomy II Lab – 1 credit (2 contact hours)

Total Semester Credit Hours: 6 (7 Contact Hours)

 

FALL SEMESTER 1st YEAR

DPT 713 Principles of Physical Assessment III – 2 credits (3 contact hours)

DPT 724 Pathophysiology – 4 credits (4 contact hours)

DPT 726 Orthopaedic Foundations – 3 credits (4 contact hours)

DPT 728 Clinical Exercise Physiology – 2 credits (3.5 contact hours)

DPT 736 Neuroanatomy – 3 credits (4 contact hours)

DPT 781 Research in Physical Therapy I – 3 credits (3 contact hours)

Total Semester Credit Hours: 17 (21.5 Contact Hours)

 

SPRING SEMESTER 1st YEAR

DPT 715 Patient Care Techniques – 3 credits (4 contact hours)

DPT 737 Neurophysiology – 3 credits (3 contact hours)

DPT 738 Motor Control – 2 credits (4 contact hours)

DPT 742 Diagnostic Testing and Imaging – 2 credits (2 contact hours)

DPT 746 Orthopaedic Assessment – 4 credits (5 contact hours)

DPT 760 Professional Issues – 2 credits (2 contact hours)

DPT 782 Research in Physical Therapy II – 3 credits (3 contact hours)

Total Semester Credit Hours: 19 (23 Contact Hours)

 

SUMMER SEMESTER I 2nd YEAR

DPT 783 Research in Physical Therapy III – 3 credits (3 contact hours)

Total Semester Credit Hours: 3 (3 Contact Hours)

 

SUMMER SEMESTER II 2nd YEAR

DPT 749 Neurological Assessment – 1 credit (2 contact hours)

DPT 761 Physical Therapy Management and Administration I – 1 credit (1 contact hour)

DPT 772 Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation – 3 credits (4 contact hours)

Total Semester Credit Hours: 5 (7 Contact Hours)

 

 

FALL SEMESTER 2nd YEAR

DPT 705 Topics in Physical Therapy – 1 credit (1 contact hour)

DPT 740 Physical Modalities – 3 credits (4 contact hours)

DPT 751 Supervised Clinical Education I – 4 credits (Last 6 weeks) (4 contact hours)

DPT 770 Orthopaedic Rehabilitation – 4 credits (5 contact hours)

DPT 771 Neurological Rehabilitation – 4 credits (5 contact hours)

Total Semester Credit Hours: 16 (19 Contact Hours)

 

SPRING SEMESTER 2nd YEAR

DPT 729 Pharmacology in Physical Therapy – 2 credits (2 contact hours)

DPT 745 Integumentary System – 2 credits (4 contact hours)

DPT 748 Prosthetics and Orthotics – 2 credits (3 contact hours)

DPT 762 Physical Therapy Management and Administration II – 3 credits (3 contact hours)

DPT 774 Spine Assessment and Intervention – 3 credits (5 contact hours)

DPT 778 Geriatric Physical Therapy – 1 credit (1 contact hour)

DPT 779 Pediatric Physical Therapy – 3 credits (4 contact hours)

DPT 784 Research in Physical Therapy IV – 1 credit (1 contact hour)

Total Semester Credit Hours: 17 (23 Contact Hours)

 

SUMMER SEMESTER I 3rd YEAR

DPT 752 Supervised Clinical Education II – 5 credits (7 week session) (5 contact hours)

Total Semester Credit Hours: 5 (5 Contact Hours)

 

FALL SEMESTER 3rd YEAR

DPT 727 Health Promotion and Wellness – 2 credits (2 contact hours)

DPT 747 Women’s Health in Physical Therapy – 2 credits (2 contact hours)

DPT 753 Supervised Clinical Education III – 7 credits (10 weeks) (7 contact hours)

DPT 775 Screening for Referral – 4 credits (4 contact hours)

DPT 785 Research in Physical Therapy V – 1 credit (1 contact hour)

Total Semester Credit Hours: 16 (16 Contact Hours)

 

SPRING SEMESTER 3rd YEAR

DPT 754 Supervised Clinical Education IV – 9 credits (13 weeks) (9 contact hours)

DPT 790 PT Seminar – 1 credit (1 contact hour)

Total Semester Credit Hours: 10 (10 Contact Hours)

 

Total Curriculum Credit Hours: 118 (140.5 Contact Hours


 

 


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