Sc.D Curriculum | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

During the course of study, Sc.D. students will attend courses on long weekends. During these courses they will participate in both lecture and laboratory experiences. Courses will be enhanced with web-based curriculum components that include reading assignments, interactive sessions, Website links, and case studies. Students in the Sc.D. Program will complete a clinical dissertation focused on clinical teaching or research.

AVAILABLE COURSES

Extremity Topic
Course Designation Credit Hours
HPPT 6321 Advanced Muskuloskeletal Management for the Shoulder Complex 3 hours
HPPT 6324 Advanced Muskuloskeletal Management for the Hip Complex 3 hours
HPPT 6325 Advanced Muskuloskeletal Management for the Knee Complex 3 hours
HPPT 6326 Advanced Muskuloskeletal Management for the Ankle & Foot 3 hours
HPPT 6336 Advanced Muskuloskeletal Management for the Elbow/Forearm, Wrist, and Thumb Complex 3 hours
Spine Topics
Course Designation Credit Hours
HPPT 6333 Advanced Muskuloskeletal Management for the Cervical Spine 3 hours
HPPT 6334 Advanced Muskuloskeletal Mgmt. for the Thoracic Spine, Ribs, & Thoracic Outlet Syndrome 3 hours
HPPT 6329 Advanced Muskuloskeletal Mgmt. for the for Lumbosacral Disorders 3 hours
Advanced Soft Tissue Management Topics
Course Designation Credit Hours
HPPT 6340 Advanced Soft Tissue Management: Fascial Diagnosis and Treatment 3 hours
HPPT 6341 Advanced Soft Tissue Management: Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization 3 hours
HPPT 6342 Advanced Soft Tissue Management: Topics in Dry Needling 3 hours
Functional Evaluation and Management Topics
Course Designation Credit Hours
HPPT 6360 Functional Evaluation and Management of the Upper Quarter 3 hours
HPPT 6361 Functional Evaluation and Management of the Lower Quarter 3 hours
HPPT 6362 Functional Evaluation and Management of Persistent Pain 3 hours
HPPT 6363 Advanced Therapeutic Exercise 3 hours
Core Courses
Course Designation Credit Hours
HPPT 6304 Medical Screening for Rehabilitation Sciences 3 hours
HPPT 6317 Diagnostic Imaging 3 hours
HPPT 6314 Motor Control in Orthopaedics 3 hours
HPPT 6110 Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (Required for Bachelor’s) 1 hour
Elective Courses
Course Designation Credit Hours
HPPT 6303 Basic & Applied Science in Orthopaedics 3 hours
HPPT 6305 Updates in Orthopaedics Surgical Management 3 hours
HPPT 6310 Performance Enhancement and Resiliency 3 hours
HPPT 6311 Clinical Studies in Anatomy (a lab course) 3 hours
HPPT 6312 Neuroscience of Pain 3 hours
HPPT 6313 Biomechanics in Orthopaedics 3 hours
HPPT 6319 Seminar in Contemporary Topics for Autonomous Practice 3 hours
Research Track Courses
Course Designation Credit Hours
HPPT 7201 Introduction to Statistical Analysis 2 hours
HPPT 7306 Advanced Statistics in Health Professions 3 hours
HPPT 7301 Seminar in Clinical Research Design 3 hours
Teaching Track Courses
Course Designation Credit Hours
HPPT 7201 Introduction to Statistical Analysis 2 hours
HPPT 7304 Educational Evaluation in Health Professions 3 hours
HPPT 7305 Curriculum Design & Teaching in Health Professions 3 hours
Clinical Dissertation Courses
Course Designation Credit Hours
HPPT 7000 Clinical Dissertation Project 3 hours
HPPT 7104 Clinical Dissertation Project Presentation 1 hour