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Physical Therapy Program

The first academic year of the professional doctoral curriculum is four-quarters consisting of 63 required course credits (quarter hours). The second academic year of the curriculum is four-quarters consisting of 58 required course credits, including 520 clock-hours of clinical education. The third academic year of the curriculum is four-quarters consisting of 49 required course credits which includes two clinical experiences for a total of 800 clock-hours of clinical education. Clinical experiences take place in various facilities located throughout the continental United States that have a legal agreement with the University.

The MWU/CHS Physical Therapy Program reserves the right to alter its curriculum however and whenever it deems appropriate.

Total Quarter Credits in the Professional Program:                                                          170

First Professional Year: Applicable to Class of 2015, 2016

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required: 63
Summer Quarter
ANAT 1551 Human Anatomy and Embryology (with Gross Anatomy Lab) 7
PTHE 1501 Clinical Problem Solving I 2
PTHE 1502 Scientific Foundations of Tissue Rehabilitation 3
PTHE 1510 Health Professionalism I 2
PTHE 1526 Medical Terminology 0.5
Total
Fall Quarter
PHYS  1571 Human Physiology I 4
PTHE 1550 Health Promotion I 2
PTHE 1570 Physical Therapy Roles and Professional Issues I 2
PTHE 1575 Physical Therapy Evaluation I 4
PTHE 1580 Kinesiology/Biomechanics I 3
CORE 1560 Interdisciplinary Healthcare 0.5
Total
Winter Quarter
PHYS  1582 Human Physiology II 4
PTHE 1525 Clinical Conditions I 4
PTHE 1560 Educational Principles for Physical Therapists 3
PTHE 1581 Kinesiology/Biomechanics II 3
PTHE 1590 Physical Therapy Interventions I 2
PTHE 1597 Simulated Physical Therapy Clinic I 1
CORE 1570 Interdisciplinary Healthcare 0.5
Total
Spring Quarter
PTHE 1517 Life Span Human Development 3
PTHE 1530 Research 3
PTHE 1573 Human Neuroscience 3
PTHE 1576 Physical Therapy Evaluation II 4
PTHE 1591 Physical Therapy Interventions II 2
CORE 1580 Interdisciplinary Healthcare 0.5
Total

Second Professional Year: Applicable to Class of 2015, 2016

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required: 58
Summer Quarter
PTHE 1626 Clinical Conditions II 3
PTHE 1637 Exercise Physiology 3
PTHE 1510 Health Professionalism I 2
PTHE 1673 Applied Neuroscience 3
PTHE 1690 Physical Therapy Interventions III 3
PTHE 1696 Clinical Experience I 3
Total
Fall Quarter
PTHE 1602 Clinical Problem Solving II 2
PTHE 1604 Clinical Conditions III 4
PTHE 1634 Physical Agents I 4
PTHE 1657 Essentials of Pharmacology for Physical Therapists 2
PTHE 1675 Physical Therapy Evaluation III 3
Total
Winter Quarter
PTHE 1611 Simulated Physical Therapy Clinic II 1
PTHE 1635 Physical Agents II 3
PTHE 1648 Management in Physical Therapy Systems 4
PTHE 1691 Physical Therapy Interventions IV 5
Total
Spring Quarter
PTHE 1603 Scholarship in Physical Therapy 1
PTHE 1697 Clinical Experience II 11
Total

Third Professional Year: Applicable to Class of 2015, 2016

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required: 49
Summer Quarter
PTHE 1700 Human Anatomy II 3
PTHE 1719 Pediatric and Geriatric Interventions 3
PTHE 1779 Applied Management Skills in Physical Therapy Systems 3
PTHE 1792 Physical Therapy Interventions V 3
Total
Fall Quarter
PTHE 1705 Clinical Problem Solving III 3
PTHE 1750 Health Promotion II 3
PTHE 1757 Prosthetics/Orthotics 3
PTHE 1770 Physical Therapy Roles and Professional Issues II 3
Total
Winter Quarter
PTHE 1771 Physical Therapy Roles and Professional Issues III 1
PTHE 1798 Clinical Experience III 11
Total
Spring Quarter
PTHE 1706 Scholarly Development in Physical Therapy 2
PTHE 1799 Clinical Experience IV 11
Total