College of Health Sciences

Glendale, AZ Campus


Physical Therapy Program

The first academic year of the professional doctoral curriculum is four-quarters consisting of 60.5 required course credits (quarter hours). The second academic year of the curriculum is four-quarters consisting of 58 required course credits, including 480 clock-hours of clinical education. The third academic year of the curriculum is four-quarters consisting of 52 required course credits which includes two clinical experiences for a total of 960 clock-hours of clinical education. Certification by the American  Heart Association in Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers is required prior to any participation in clinical education/clinical observation. Clinical experiences take place in various facilities located throughout the continental United States that have a legal agreement with the University.

**The Class of 2018 will take PTHEG 1757 Prosthetics/Orthotics (3 credits) during summer quarter 2017.  PTHEG 1749 Management and Reimbursement in Healthcare Systems (3 credits) will be offered in summer quarter 2018.  The remainder of the adjusted Year 3 curriculum will apply to the Class of 2018.**

The MWU/CHS Physical Therapy Program reserves the right to alter its curriculum however and whenever it deems appropriate. This catalog does not establish a contractual relationship between Midwestern University and the student.

Total Quarter Credits in the Professional Program: 170.5

First Professional Year:

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required:60.5
Summer Quarter
ANATG 1551Human Anatomy and Embryology (with Gross Anatomy Lab)7
PTHEG 1504Foundations of Rehabilitation5
PTHEG 1511Introduction to the Profession of Physical Therapy3
Fall Quarter
COREG 1560KInterprofessional Healthcare0.5
PHYSG 1574Human Physiology I4
PTHEG 1519Musculoskeletal Pathology3
PTHEG 1574Physical Therapy Evaluation3
PTHEG 1580Kinesiology/Biomechanics I4
Winter Quarter
COREG 1570KInterprofessional Healthcare0.5
PTHEG 1541Neuromuscular Rehabilitation I6
PTHEG 1581Kinesiology/Biomechanics II4
PTHEG 1592Acute Care Rehabilitation4
Spring Quarter
COREG 1580KInterprofessional Healthcare0.5
PTHEG 1531Evidence-Based Practice I3
PTHEG 1540Biopsychosocial Issues3
PTHEG 1542Neuromuscular Rehabilitation II5
PTHEG 1561Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation I5

Second Professional Year: 

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required:58
Summer Quarter
PTHEG 1606Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation5
PTHEG 1610Clinical Competency Assessment I3
PTHEG 1636Physical Agents4
PTHEG 1661Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation II5
Fall Quarter
PTHEG 1698Full Time Clinical Experience12
Winter Quarter
PHYSG 1685Human Physiology II4
PTHEG 1642Pediatric Rehabilitation4
PTHEG 1652Physical Therapy Roles and Professional Issues4
PTHEG 1662Orthotics2
Spring Quarter
PTHEG 1632Clinical Conditions and Differential Screening4
PTHEG 1664Prosthetics3
PTHEG 1672Integumentary Rehabilitation4
PTHEG 1682Geriatric Rehabilitation4

Third Professional Year: 

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required:52
Summer Quarter
PTHEG 1710Clinical Competency Assessment II3
PTHEG 1725Health Promotion and Wellness in Physical Therapy3
PTHEG 1757Prosthetics/Orthotics 3
PTHEG 1761Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation III4
Fall Quarter
PTHEG 1704Clinical Decision Making in Complex Cases3
PTHEG 1743Neuromuscular Rehabilitation III5
PTHEG 1751Physical Therapy Management of Special Populations2
PTHEG 1778Administration in Healthcare Systems3
Winter Quarter
PTHEG 1796Clinical Internship 112
Spring Quarter
PTHEG 1733Evidence-Based Practice II2
PTHEG 1797Clinical Internship 212