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Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy Pathway

Curriculum

The Transitional DPT program curriculum requires the completion of 27 semester credit hours for individuals with a Master’s degree and 33 semester credit hours for individuals with a Bachelor’s degree. The curriculum consists of a set of required courses and a variety of elective courses. Students with a Bachelor’s degree take 4 elective courses and those with a Master’s degree choose 2 elective courses. Courses are taught online and most courses will be taught once per year to facilitate completion of the curriculum. Travel will be required only if a student chooses an elective from the Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy course work as an elective. Students are required to successfully complete at least two courses within each academic year. Each student will work with the program director to establish a degree plan upon admission to the program that is flexible and designed to best meet the student’s professional interests and goals. Most students should expect to complete the curriculum in 2 years and it is expected that course work will be completed in no more than four years.

 

Core CoursesCredit Hours
AHPT 8361 Professional Development 3 hours
AHPT 8362 Health and Wellness Promotion 3 hours
AHPT 8363 Screening and Differential Diagnosis 3 hours
AHPT 8364 Diagnostic Imaging 3 hours
AHPT 8365 Evidence-Based Practice 3 hours
AHPT 8366 Clinical Application of Pharmacology 3 hours
AHPT 8367 Business Concepts for Physical Therapists 3 hours
Total Hours 21 hours
Elective CoursesCredit Hours
AHPT 8371 Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy Practice 3 hours
AHPT 8372 Neuromuscular Physical Therapy Practice 3 hours
AHPT 8375 Integumentary Physical Therapy Practice 3 hours
AHPT 8376 Geriatric Physical Therapy Practice 3 hours
Total Hours 12 hours
Selected courses from the Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy or the Clinical Practice Management curricula may be chosen as part of the degree plan with prior approval of the Program Director. Electives chosen from the ScD curriculum will include a weekend contact session in Lubbock.
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