DPT Program Curriculum


Curriculum Sequence


  Course Credits
DPT500 Gross Anatomy & Histology 5
DPT501 Development Through the Lifespan 4
DPT504 Foundations of Physical Therapy 3
DPT508 Physical Therapy Procedures I 4
DPT522 Clinical Practice I 1
  Total 17



  Course Credits
DPT502 Kinesiology 4
DPT509 Foundations of Clin Exam and Eval 4
DPT516 Musculoskeletal PT Practice I 4
DPT520 Neuromuscular PT Practice I 4
DPT523 Clinical Practice II 1
  Total 17


  Course Credits
DPT524 Clinical Practice III (May-June) 6
DPT505 Education and Communication in P.T. 3
  Total 9


  Course Credits
DPT604 Health Care Policy & Issues in P.T. 3
DPT612 Foundations of Clinical Research I 3
DPT616 Musculoskeletal PT Practice II 4
DPT620 Neuromuscular PT Practice II 4
DPT628 Cardiopulmonary PT Practice I 3
DPT622 Clinical Practice IV 1
  Total 18


  Course Credits
DPT608 Physical Therapy Procedures II 4
DPT617 Musculoskeletal PT Practice III 4
DPT621 Neuromuscular PT Practice III 4
DPT629 Cardiopulmonary PT Practice II 4
DPT623 Clinical Practice V 1
  Total 17


  Course Credits
DPT624 Clinical Practice VI (July-August) 6
DPT704 Administration & Management in P.T. 2
DPT712 Foundations of Clinical Research II 2
  Total 10


  Course Credits
DPT708 Management of Medical/Surgical Conditions, Diagnostics, and Pharmacotherapeutics 4
DPT713 Clinical Research Seminar I 3
DPT732 Integumentary PT Practice 3
DPT724 Clinical Practice VII (Oct-Jan) 8
DPT801-809 Electives 3 per course
  Total 21


  Course Credits
DPT725 Clinical Practice VIII (Jan-April) 8
DPT714 Clinical Research Seminar II 3
DPT810 Comprehensive Examination 1
  Total 12
  Total Credits 121

ELECTIVES: (Choose 1)

Special Topics: Sports Physical Therapy
Special Topics: Advanced Neuromuscular Rehabilitation
Special Topics in Physical Therapy


Effective November 12, 2014, Alvernia University has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org). Candidacy is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation. Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program is progressing toward accreditation.

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