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Professional track

Curriculum plan

First professional year  
  Credits
Summer semester pre-year one  
PHTY 501 Gross Anatomy 7
   
Fall semester one  
PHTY 502 Kinesiology 4
PHTY 503 Applied Exercise Physiology for Wellness and Health Promotion 3
PHTY 505 Applied Microscopic Anatomy for Physical Therapy 4
PHTY 510 Rehabilitation I 4
PHTY 531 Evidence-based Practice Concepts 2
PHTY 615 Pharmacology 1
  18
   
Spring semester one  
PHTY 506 Functional Neuroanatomy 4
PHTY 508 Orthopedic Physical Therapy I 6
PHTY 520 Clinical Education I 3
PHTY 537 Rehabilitation II 3
PHTY 623 Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy 3
  19
   
Summer semester one  
PHTY 512 Professional Aspects of Physical Therapy 2
   
Second professional year  
   
Fall semester two  
PHTY 609 Clinical Biomechanics 3
PHTY 621 Therapeutic Agents 4
PHTY 624 Clinical Problem-solving I 2
PHTY 648 Orthopedic Physical Therapy II 6
PHTY 661 Administration and Management in Physical Therapy 2
  17
   
Spring semester two  
PHTY 626 Lifespan I 6
PHTY 627 Lifespan II 2
PHTY 640 Neurological Physical Therapy 6
PHTY 644 Orthotics and Prosthetics 2
PHTY 646 Clinical Medicine 2
  18
   
Summer semester two  
PHTY 650 Clinical Education II 8
   
Third professional year  
   
Fall semester three (Block 1 – 8 weeks)  
PHTY 651 Professional Issues 2
PHTY 654 Clinical Problem-solving II 1
PHTY 670 Clinical Integration 2
PHTY 676 Comprehensive Study of PT Practice 2
PHTY 691 Special Topics (electives) 1
  8
   
Fall semester three (Block 2 – 8 weeks)  
PHTY 680 Clinical Education III 8
   
Spring semester three  
PHTY 674 Clinical Problem-solving III 1
PHTY 695 Clinical Education IV 16
  17
   
Total curriculum credits 122

Note: The preceding curriculum plan is under continuous review by the faculty. Course content, sequencing and time commitments are subject to change.

 

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