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Doctor of Physical Therapy Curriculum


DPT 1- Summer Semester*Credit Hours
AHPT 8100- Professional Development                                    1 hour
AHPT 8203 Functional Anatomy 2 hours
AHPT 8500- Gross Anatomy 5 hours
Total Hours 8 hours
*All students attend the first summer session at the Lubbock campus.
DPT 1- Fall SemesterCredit Hours
AHPT 8201- History and Systems Screening                              2 hours
AHPT 8205- Evidence-Based Practice 1 2 hours
AHPT 8209- Exercise Physiology 2 hours
AHPT 8301- Foundational Skills and Assessment 3 hours
AHPT 8303- Biomechanics 3 hours
AHPT 8407- Pathophysiology 4 hours
Total Hours 16 hours
DPT 1- Spring SemesterCredit Hours
AHPT 8212- Pharmacology                                      2 hours
AHPT 8216- Physical Agents and Modalities 2 hours
AHPT 8310- Therapeutic Exercise 3 hours
AHPT 8314- Inpatient/Integumentary Physical Therapist Practice 3 hours
AHPT 8318- Neuroscience 3 hours
AHPT 8414- Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapist Practice 4 hours
Total Hours 17 hours
DPT 2- Summer SemesterCredit Hours
AHPT 8120- Communication and Clinical Education                    1 hour
AHPT 8123- Clinical Reasoning 1 1 hour
AHPT 8228- Motor Control 2 hours
AHPT 8222- Clinical Internship 1 (4 weeks) 2 hours
Total Hours 6 hours
DPT 2- Fall SemesterCredit Hours
AHPT 8231- Diagnostic Imaging                                              2 hours
AHPT 8329- Human Development 3 hours
AHPT 8425- Musculoskeletal Physical Therapist Practice I 4 hours
AHPT 8521- Neuromuscular Physical Therapist Practice 5 hours
Total Hours 14 hours
DPT 2- Spring SemesterCredit Hours
AHPT 8114- Evidence-Based Practice 2                                     1 hour
AHPT 8226- Orthotics and Prosthetics 2 hours
AHPT 8327- Health Care and Business Management 3 hours
AHPT 8422- Pediatric Physical Therapist Practice 4 hours
AHPT 8426- Musculoskeletal Physical Therapist Practice II 4 hours
Total Hours 14 hours
DPT 3- Summer SemesterCredit Hours
AHPT 8142- Assistive and Adaptive Technology                         1 hour
AHPT 8224- Clinical Reasoning 2 2 hours
AHPT 8240- Differential Diagnosis 2 hours
AHPT 8246- Advanced Topics in Physical Therapy 2 hours
Total Hours 7 hours
DPT 3- Fall SemesterCredit Hours
AHPT 8144- Professional Project                                              1 hour
AHPT 8453- Clinical Internship 2 (8 weeks) 4 hours
AHPT 8455- Clinical Internship 3 (8 weeks) 4 hours
Total Hours 9 hours
DPT 3- Spring SemesterCredit Hours
AHPT 8160- Graduate Seminar                                                1 hour
AHPT 8456- Clinical Internship 4 (8 weeks) 4 hours
AHPT 8458- Clinical Internship 5 (8 weeks) 4 hours
Total Hours 9 hours
CURRICULUM TOTAL100 HOURS

*For detailed course descriptions please see the School of Health Professions Catalog

**During professional studies, students are required to adhere to all program policies and academic and behavioral guidelines as stated in the TTUHSC Student Affairs Handbook- Code of Professional and Academic Conduct and the DRS Student Handbook. Expenses incurred on/for clinical rotations (such as, but not limited to: housing, transportation, immunizations and criminal background check) are the responsibility of the student.


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