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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 in physical therapy and 33 semester credit hours for individuals with a Bachelor’s degree in physical therapy. The curriculum consists of a set of required core courses and a variety of elective courses. All students will complete the core curriculum courses.  Students with a Bachelor’s degree in physical therapy take 4 elective courses and those with a Master’s degree in physical therapy 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 (defined as consecutive Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters). 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. All curricular degree requirements must be completed in no more than five 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
AHPT 8377 Rehabilitation Technology 3 hours
Selected courses from the Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy curriculum may be chosen as part of the degree plan with prior approval from the Program Director. Electives chosen from the ScD curriculum will include a weekend contact session in Lubbock.
*For detailed course descriptions please see the School of Health Professions Catalog
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