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Physical Therapy Doctor of Science

Curriculum

ScD CURRICULUM

During the course of study, ScD 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 ScD Program will complete a clinical dissertation focused on clinical teaching or research.

AVAILABLE CLINICAL COURSES

Extremity Topic
HPPT 6321 Advanced Clinical Practice for the Shoulder Complex
HPPT 6322 Advanced Clinical Practice for the Elbow & Forearm
HPPT 6323 Advanced Clinical Practice for the Wrist & Hand
HPPT 6324 Advanced Clinical Practice for the Hip Complex
HPPT 6325 Advanced Clinical Practice for the Knee Complex
HPPT 6326 Advanced Clinical Practice for the Ankle & Foot
Spine Topic
HPPT 6327 Advanced Clinical Practice for the Upper C Spine
HPPT 6328 Advanced Clinical Practice for the Lower C Spine
HPPT 6329 Advanced Clinical Practice for the CTJ & TOS
HPPT 6330 Advanced Clinical Practice for the Thoracic Spine & Ribs
HPPT 6331 Advanced Clinical Practice for Acute Lumbosacral Pain
HPPT 6332 Advanced Clinical Practice for Recurrent & Chronic LS Pain
Core Academic Courses
HPPT 6404 Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Screening
HPPT 6317 Radiological Anatomy
Elective Courses
HPPT 6303 Basic & Applied Science in Orthopaedics
HPPT 6305 Updates in Orthopaedics Surgical Management
HPPT 6311 Clinical Studies in Anatomy (a lab course)
HPPT 6312 Neuroscience of Pain
HPPT 6313 Biomechanics in Orthopaedics
HPPT 6314 Motor Control in Orthopaedics
HPPT 6319 Seminar in Contemporary Topics for Autonomous Practice
Research Track Courses
HPPT 7301 Seminar in Clinical Research Design
HPPT 7406 Parametric Statistics
Education Track Courses
HPPT 7404 Educational Evaluation in Health Professions
HPPT 7305 Curriculum Design & Teaching in Health Professions
Clinical Project Courses
HPPT 7000 Clinical Project
HPPT 7104 Clinical Project Presentation
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