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Doctor of Physical Therapy Curriculum


DPT 1- Summer Semester* Credit Hours
HPPT 8100 - Professional Development                                    1 hour
HPPT 8203 - Functional Anatomy 2 hours
HPPT 8500 - Gross Anatomy 5 hours
Total Hours 8 hours
*All students attend the first summer session at the Lubbock campus.
DPT 1- Fall Semester Credit Hours
HPPT 8201 - History and Systems Screening                              2 hours
HPPT 8205 - Evidence-Based Practice 1 2 hours
HPPT 8209 - Exercise Physiology 2 hours
HPPT 8301 - Foundational Skills and Assessment 3 hours
HPPT 8303 - Biomechanics 3 hours
HPPT 8407 - Pathophysiology 4 hours
Total Hours 16 hours
DPT 1- Spring Semester Credit Hours
HPPT 8212 - Pharmacology                                      2 hours
HPPT 8216 - Physical Agents and Modalities 2 hours
HPPT 8310 - Therapeutic Exercise 3 hours
HPPT 8314 - Inpatient/Integumentary Physical Therapist Practice 3 hours
HPPT 8318 - Neuroscience 3 hours
HPPT 8414 - Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapist Practice 4 hours
Total Hours 17 hours
DPT 2- Summer Semester Credit Hours
HPPT 8120 - Communication and Clinical Education                    1 hour
HPPT 8123 - Clinical Reasoning 1 1 hour
HPPT 8228 - Motor Control 2 hours
HPPT 8222 - Clinical Internship 1 (4 weeks) 2 hours
Total Hours 6 hours
DPT 2- Fall Semester Credit Hours
HPPT 8231 - Diagnostic Imaging                                              2 hours
HPPT 8329 - Human Development 3 hours
HPPT 8425 - Musculoskeletal Physical Therapist Practice I 4 hours
HPPT 8521 - Neuromuscular Physical Therapist Practice 5 hours
Total Hours 14 hours
DPT 2- Spring Semester Credit Hours
HPPT 8114 - Evidence-Based Practice 2                                     1 hour
HPPT 8226 - Orthotics and Prosthetics 2 hours
HPPT 8327 - Health Care and Business Management 3 hours
HPPT 8422 - Pediatric Physical Therapist Practice 4 hours
HPPT 8426 - Musculoskeletal Physical Therapist Practice II 4 hours
Total Hours 14 hours
DPT 3- Summer Semester Credit Hours
HPPT 8142 - Assistive and Adaptive Technology                         1 hour
HPPT 8224 - Clinical Reasoning 2 2 hours
HPPT 8240 - Differential Diagnosis 2 hours
HPPT 8246 - Advanced Topics in Physical Therapy 2 hours
Total Hours 7 hours
DPT 3- Fall Semester Credit Hours
HPPT 8144 - Professional Project                                              1 hour
HPPT 8453 - Clinical Internship 2 (8 weeks) 4 hours
HPPT 8455 - Clinical Internship 3 (8 weeks) 4 hours
Total Hours 9 hours
DPT 3- Spring Semester Credit Hours
HPPT 8160 - Graduate Seminar                                                1 hour
HPPT 8456 - Clinical Internship 4 (8 weeks) 4 hours
HPPT 8458 - Clinical Internship 5 (8 weeks) 4 hours
Total Hours 9 hours
CURRICULUM TOTAL 100 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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