Course Offerings

Physical Therapy Assistant Courses (PTA)

PT-101 Patient Care Skills and Interventions (3 credits)
This course introduces the foundational proficiencies necessary for practice in the profession of physical therapy to include aquatic pool therapy, chemical responses to inflammation, compression, cryotherapy, diathermy, electrical stimulation, electromagnetic biofeedback and relaxation, hydrotherapy, interferential current, effleurage and petrissage, neuromuscular electrical stimulation, pain management, Russian electrical stimulation, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, thermal modalities, traction, and ultrasound.
PT-101L Basic Modalities & Techniques I Lab
Includes basic procedures fundamental to physical therapy: safe body mechanics, patient handling, positioning, and transfers. Instruction in the principles and techniques of massage. Students explore the principles and physiologic responses of the following physical agents: heat, cold, water, light, electrical stimulation, mechanical traction, intermittent compression, and pressure garments, as well as indications and contraindications to the use of these modalities. Students also learn appropriate communication skills between a PT and PTA with regard to the use of these agents. Students experience and demonstrate application of each physical agent in a laboratory setting. Introduction to documentation. Lecture/lab. Fall.
PT-102 Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation (4.5 credits)
This course emphasizes the physical therapy management of persons with musculoskeletal impairments. Students learn treatment progressions for common orthopedic conditions and surgical procedures. The following topics are addressed: balance as it relates to the ankle / foot balance reaction, exercise concepts, exercise progression (breathing patterns, movement strategies, and relaxation techniques), inflammation and repair of tissues, orthopedic pharmacology, orthopedic rehabilitation, and soft tissue mobilization. Assignments will reinforcement communication between PTs and PTAs and documentation.
PT-102L Musculoskeletal Rehab Lab
Emphasizes management of musculoskeletal dysfunctions. Builds on first semester techniques and integrates these with exercise in the treatment of orthopedic-based impairments. Units include stress management, mobility training, principles of therapeutic exercise, and the effects of exercise on body systems. Students learn various modes of exercise, extremity proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation patterns, EMG biofeedback, and tissue healing. This course includes management of orthopaedic conditions including pathology, exercise prescription and progression, and the use of exercise equipment. Other topics include industrial medicine and the effect of aging on body systems. Assignments reinforce appropriate communication between the PT and PTA and documentation. Lecture/lab. Prerequisites: Exercise and Sport Science 112, Physical Therapy 101. Corequisite: Exercise and Sport Science 113 if not already taken. Spring.
PT-103 Introduction to Clinical Practice (3 credits)
This course provides an introduction to the foundational proficiencies necessary for the practice of physical therapy. The following topics are addressed: adverse consequences of prolonged inactivity, aging, assistive devices, bloodborne pathogens and infection control, draping, education of supportive personnel to assist with transfers, Medicare / Medicaid, mobility training with assistive devices, normal human development, patient education, patient equipment, positioning and rolling, professional and therapeutic communication, sterile technique, tilt table, transfers, vital signs, wellness and health promotion, wheelchairs, and wound care.
PT-106 Functional Anatomy Lab (2 credits)
Introduces skills of goniometry and manual muscle testing. Includes gross assessment of posture and gait. Prerequisite: Exercise and Sport Science 112. Corequisites: Exercise and Sport Science 113 if not already taken; Interdisciplinary 356 if not already taken. Spring.
PT-110 Field Experience for PTA (1 credit)
Introduces physical therapy through observations at clinical facilities and by reading appropriate articles. Student accompanies a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant at a facility to develop an understanding of the various roles and duties of the personnel and an appreciation of the variety of patients and their interventions. Student may assist in simple procedures as selected by the clinical supervisor and has opportunity to improve communication skills. Provides introduction to other health care professionals and to the role of the administrator of physical therapy services. Prerequisite: Admission to the PTA program. Spring.
PT-111 Clinical I (4 credits)
Introduction to clinical facilities as an active participant in the health care team. Orientation to clinical setting and procedures provided by the clinical instructor. Students use basic physical therapy procedures, administer modalities, as well as carry out basic exercise programs and gait training. All treatment supervised by a physical therapist. Students will be in the facility full time, five days a week for six weeks. Prerequisites:Exercise and Sport Science 112, 113; Interdisciplinary 356; Physical Therapy 101, 102, 106, 200. Summer.
PT-200 Pathophysiology (3 credits)
Covers basic pathologic conditions and principles. Emphasizes disorders of the musculoskeletal, nervous, cardiopulmonary, and immune systems. Students expected to explain the etiology, signs, symptoms, clinical course, and primary medical interventions of disorders presented. Students also expected to understand how different disease processes affect the patient's ability to participate in physical therapy and achieve an optimal functional outcome. Prerequisites: Exercise and Sport Science 112 and 113 or 221/221L; Interdisciplinary 356; Physical Therapy 102. Summer.
PT-210 Multiple Systems Rehabilitations (4 credits)
Student expected to demonstrate manually and in written form treatment techniques for adult patients of all ages with amputations, burns, cardiopulmonary disorders, peripheral vascular disorders, traumatic brain injuries, and wounds. Units on proprioceptive neuromuscular trunk patterns and techniques and women's health issues are presented. Students will experience and demonstrate application of these techniques during simulated patient situations in the laboratory setting. Lecture/Lab. Prerequisites: Physical Therapy 102, 111, 200. Fall.
PT-210L Basic Modalities&Techniques PTA III Lab
Student expected to demonstrate manually and in written form treatment techniques for adult patients of all ages with amputations, burns, cardiopulmonary disorders, peripheral vascular disorders, traumatic brain injuries, and wounds. Units on proprioceptive neuromuscular trunk patterns and techniques and women's health issues are presented. Students will experience and demonstrate application of these techniques during simulated patient situations in the laboratory setting. Lecture/Lab. Prerequisites: Physical Therapy 102, 111, 200. Fall.
PT-249 Clinical II (5 credits)
Student is placed in the clinical setting (40 hours per week for six weeks) to become an active participant in the health care team. Actively involved in the care of patients under the supervision of a PT. Experience develops therapeutic interventions and patient care skills. Prerequisites: Physical Therapy 111, 210, 251. Spring.
PT-250 Clinical III (5 credits)
Final six-week clinical experience continues to develop interventions, techniques, and patient care skills. Upon completion of this affiliation, students are expected to be able to practice as entry-level physical therapist assistants. Prerequisite: Physical Therapy 249. Spring.
PT-251 Neuromuscular Rehabilitation (4 credits)
Lecture-lab. Basic knowledge of physical therapy interventions is expanded to include the treatment of adults and children with neuromuscular conditions including stroke, spinal cord injuries, and developmental disabilities. Emphasizes student's development of psychomotor skills to facilitate functional patient movement. Students demonstrate various physical therapy interventions and discuss patient progression as outlined in patient's plan of care. Students expected to accurately assess patient status and document patient findings. Experiential opportunities, clinical simulations, role playing, and small group learning activities reinforce mastery of content. Prerequisites: Physical Therapy 111, 200. Corequisite: Physical Therapy 210. Fall.
PT-251L Neurological Rehab Lab
Lecture-lab. Basic knowledge of physical therapy interventions is expanded to include the treatment of adults and children with neuromuscular conditions including stroke, spinal cord injuries, and developmental disabilities. Emphasizes student's development of psychomotor skills to facilitate functional patient movement. Students demonstrate various physical therapy interventions and discuss patient progression as outlined in patient's plan of care. Students expected to accurately assess patient status and document patient findings. Experiential opportunities, clinical simulations, role playing, and small group learning activities reinforce mastery of content. Prerequisites: Physical Therapy 111, 200. Corequisite: Physical Therapy 210. Fall.
PT-252 Clinical/Prof Iss Ii: Trans to Practice (2 credits)
Lecture-seminar course discusses current, professional issues that affect the practice of physical therapy and the role of the PTA. Students examine various ways in which a PTA functions as a member of the health care delivery team. Addresses the role of the assistant in department activities, specialized areas of practice and the American Physical Therapy Association. Prerequisites: Physical Therapy 210, 251. Spring.
PT-370 Special Topics in Physical Therapy (1-3 credits)
Allows students to pursue areas of special interest within health care or physical therapy. Areas may include research, clinical education, administration, and classroom or community teaching. Students responsible for contacting the designated faculty member to discuss and plan the experience. Experience culminates in a formal written document, product, or reflection paper.

Doctor of Physical Therapy Courses (DPT)

PT-410 Foundations of PT (2 credits)
This course introduces the foundational proficiencies necessary for practice in the profession of physical therapy. Topics include body mechanics, elements of documentation (initial encounter, daily note, re-examination, discharge summary), effects of inactivity, foundations of therapeutic exercise, infection control, mobility training, patient/client equipment, patient/client stress, positioning and turning, posture preparation for patient/client care, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation trunk and extremity patterns, range of motion exercise, stretching exercise, transfer training, vital signs, wheelchairs, and wound management. Principles from the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice are incorporated into the course and written documentation, as suggested by the guide, is utilized for specific lab activities. Students participate in initial field experiences in an acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, and pediatric facility. Prerequisite: Physical Therapy 431.
PT-410L Foundations of PT Lab
Lab that accompanies PT 410, Foundations of Physical Therapy.
PT-412 Physical Interventions (2 credits)
This lecture/lab course provides the student with an introduction to the therapeutic modality and other physical intervention skills commonly encountered in physical therapy practice. The course covers the healing process, pain mechanisms, indications/contraindication, and physiological effects of each intervention in a lab/lecture experience. The primary interventions covered include electrical stimulation, hydrotherapy, soft tissue massage, cryotherapy, thermal modalities, electromagnetic modalities, ultrasound, traction, and compression. Prerequisite: Physical Therapy 431/531.
PT-414 Patient Mgt II (2 credits)
This course provides the student with an introduction to commonly prescribed therapeutic exercise interventions. An emphasis will be placed on understanding therapeutic exercise from a motor control perspective and how pain affects motor control and patterns of movement. Progression of fundamental exercises through the neurodevelopmental postures as they relate to common impairments found in the outpatient physical therapy setting will be covered. Students will learn the purpose of each therapeutic exercise technique and demonstrate application and critical thinking skills through practical experiences in preparation for future patient management courses. Prerequisite: Physical Therapy 431/531.
PT-414L Foundatn Therapeutic Exer Lab
Lab that accompanies PT 414, Foundations of Therapeutic Exercise.
PT-417 Test & Measurements (2 credits)
Introduces the basic procedures for objective assessment of the musculo-skeletal system through measurement of joint range of motion (ROM) and muscle strength. Laboratory sessions will allow practice in the techniques of goniometry and manual muscle testing (MMT). Inclinometers, hand held dynamometers and isokinetic testing are introduced. Prerequisites: Biology 436/536; Physical Therapy 410/510, 412/512, 414/514, 432/532, 434/534, 442/542, 451/551. Spring.
PT-417L Tests & Measurements Lab
Introduces the basic procedures for objective assessment of the musculo-skeletal system through measurement of joint range of motion (ROM) and muscle strength. Laboratory sessions will allow practice in the techniques of goniometry and manual muscle testing (MMT). Inclinometers, hand held dynamometers and isokinetic testing are introduced. Prerequisites: Biology 436/536; Physical Therapy 410/510, 412/512, 414/514, 432/532, 434/534, 442/542, 451/551. Spring.
PT-421 Patient Management I Musculoskeletal (8 credits)
Initiates patient management sequence. Expands upon the anatomical, kinesiological, and therapeutic exercise principles presented in previous courses. Emphasis on examination and assessment of the musculoskeletal system. Common conditions and impairments are presented and reinforced through use of case examples. Appropriate interventions are addressed conceptually and performed in the laboratory. Addresses concepts and techniques related to proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation. Medical documentation integrated into laboratory activities and assignments. Experiential opportunities included. Prerequisites: Biology 436; Physical Therapy 410, 412, 414, 432, 434, 442, 451. Corequisite: Physical Therapy 417. Spring.
PT-422 Patient Mgmt II Cardiovasc and Pulmonary (3 credits)
Applies principles of rehabilitation science to patients with disorders of the cardiovascular or pulmonary systems. Topics include pathophysiology, patient assessment, medical and surgical management of disease, and safety aspects. The course emphasizes the design, implementation, and administration of a team-based approach to cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation and disease prevention. Prerequisites: Biology 436, Physical Therapy 411, 413, 432, 434, 442, and 451. Spring.
PT-422L Patient Management II - Lab
Applies principles of rehabilitation science to patients with disorders of the cardiovascular or pulmonary systems. Topics include pathophysiology, patient assessment, medical and surgical management of disease, and safety aspects. The course emphasizes the design, implementation, and administration of a team-based approach to cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation and disease prevention. Prerequisites: All PT numbered courses prior to Spring of the first year of the professional program plus BIOL 436. Spring.
PT-423 Wellness in Physical Therapy (2 credits)
This course address issues related to wellness and overall health and fitness promotion from a physical therapy perspective. Areas of learning will include introduction to common fitness and wellness programs, nutrition, balance and movement screening, and application of transition from rehabilitation to encouraging behavior change promoting lifelong wellness. This course, when completed in addition to PT 451/551 and PT 452/552, meets the criteria for the general education capstone outcome as well as one writing-intensive course. Prerequisites: Biology 436/536, Physical Therapy 410/510, 412/512, 414/514, 432/532, 434/534, 442/542, and 451/551.
PT-431 Gross Anatomy (5 credits)
For students in the physical therapy program. Emphasis on gross anatomy of the human skeleton, muscular, vascular, and nervous systems. Knowledge of gross anatomy provides students with a sound foundation upon which other courses in the physical therapy curriculum can directly or indirectly be related. Content presented in a regional approach, and includes anatomical concepts such as proper terminology, surface anatomy, and joint function. Gross anatomy is best learned in the laboratory through dissection of the human body. Course is primarily a laboratory experience. Prerequisite: Admission to the DPT program. Summer.
PT-431L Gross Anatomy Lab
For students in the physical therapy program. Emphasis on gross anatomy of the human skeleton, muscular, vascular, and nervous systems. Knowledge of gross anatomy provides students with a sound foundation upon which other courses in the physical therapy curriculum can directly or indirectly be related. Content presented in a regional approach, and includes anatomical concepts such as proper terminology, surface anatomy, and joint function. Gross anatomy is best learned in the laboratory through dissection of the human body. Course is primarily a laboratory experience. Prerequisite: Admission to the DPT program. Summer.
PT-432 Kinesiology (3 credits)
Introduces the elements and principles basic to the study of human movement. It combines the disciplines of biomechanics, physiology, and anatomy to analyze functional movements, balance, and gait. Discusses concepts of kinetics, kinematics, length-tension relationships, and the functional significance of the structure of biological tissues. Emphasizes clinical application of mechanical concepts. Prerequisites: Physical Therapy 431/531, and 435/535. Fall.
PT-432L Kinesiology Lab
Introduces elements and principles basic to the study of human movement. Includes principles of basic biomechanics as well as biomechanical behavior of biological tissues. Discusses concepts of kinetics, kinematics, length-tension relationships, and the functional significance of the structure of biological tissues. Emphasizes clinical application of mechanical concepts. Prerequisites: Physical Therapy 431, 441. Fall.
PT-434 Medical Pathology I (2 credits)
Explores consequences of disruption in normal physiological and developmental processes. Common diseases and disorders involving all major body systems addressed, as well as selected systemic diseases. Topics include diseases of infectious, immune system, traumatic, degenerative, and congenital origin. Focuses on pathogenesis, clinical presentation, laboratory findings, prognosis, medical intervention including pharmacological agents, and implications related to physical therapy practice. Prerequisites: Physical Therapy 431, 441. Fall.
PT-441 Clinical & Profes Issues I Introduction (2 credits)
First in series of clinical and professional issues courses. Provides introduction to professional practice expectations of physical therapy. Provides orientation and strategies for success in the professional program. Introduction to American Physical Therapy Association. Students explore the practice of physical therapy utilizing the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice and the core values of the profession. Introduction to professional ethics and communication required in professional relationships. Prerequisite: Admission to the DPT program. Summer.
PT-442 Clinic/Profes Issues II Adult Lrn Prin (1 credit)
Second in series of four clinical and professional issues courses. Focuses on physical therapist's role as an educator and developing one's own cultural competence. Provides introduction to federal programs, including Medicare and Medicaid. Prerequisites: Physical Therapy 431, 441. Fall.
PT-451 Scientific Inquiry I: Stats & Research (2 credits)
This is the first in a series of five courses designed to prepare the graduate to practice in an evidence-based manner and to be an astute consumer and judge of scientific research. Topics include fundamentals of clinical rehabilitation research including evidence-based practice, searching the literature, and research ethics. Fundamentals of clinical research approaches include variable recognition, research validity, measurement theory, reliability, responsiveness, and validity. Basic statistical procedures to assess mean differences as well as inference testing are covered. This course, when completed in addition to PT 452/552 and PT 423/523, meets the criteria for the general education capstone outcome as well as one writing-intensive course. Prerequisites: Admission to the DPT program or permission of the instructor. Fall.
PT-452 Scientific Inquiry II (2 credits)
This is the second in a series of five courses designed to prepare the graduate to practice in an evidence-based manner and to be an astute consumer and judge of scientific research. Topics include critical appraisal of research related the diagnostic process and intervention trials. Student complete critical appraisals of published research in a written format and present their appraisals orally. This course, when completed in addition to Physical Therapy 451/551 and 423/523, meets the criteria for the General Education capstone outcome as well as one writing-intensive course. Prerequisites: Admission to the DPT program and Physical Therapy 451/551 or permission of the instructor. Spring.
PT-522 Patient Mgmt II Cardiovasc and Pulmonary (3 credits)
Applies principles of rehabilitation science to patients with disorders of the cardiovascular or pulmonary systems. Topics include pathophysiology, patient assessment, medical and surgical management of disease, and safety aspects. The course emphasizes the design, implementation, and administration of a team-based approach to cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation and disease prevention. Prerequisites: Biology 536, Physical Therapy 511, 513, 532, 534, 542, and 551. Spring.
PT-523 Wellness in Physical Therapy (2 credits)
This course address issues related to wellness and overall health and fitness promotion from a physical therapy perspective. Areas of learning will include introduction to common fitness and wellness programs, nutrition, balance and movement screening, and application of transition from rehabilitation to encouraging behavior change promoting lifelong wellness. This course, when completed in addition to PT 451/551 and PT 452/552, meets the criteria for the general education capstone outcome as well as one writing-intensive course. Prerequisites: Biology 436/536, Physical Therapy 410/510, 412/512, 414/514, 432/532, 434/534, 442/542, and 451/551.
PT-531 Gross Anatomy (5 credits)
For students in the physical therapy program. Emphasis on gross anatomy of the human skeleton, muscular, vascular, and nervous systems. Knowledge of gross anatomy provides students with a sound foundation upon which other courses in the physical therapy curriculum can directly or indirectly be related. Content presented in a regional approach, and includes anatomical concepts such as proper terminology, surface anatomy, and joint function. Gross anatomy is best learned in the laboratory through dissection of the human body. Course is primarily a laboratory experience. Prerequisite: Admission to the DPT program. Summer.
PT-531L Gross Anatomy Lab
For students in the physical therapy program. Emphasis on gross anatomy of the human skeleton, muscular, vascular, and nervous systems. Knowledge of gross anatomy provides students with a sound foundation upon which other courses in the physical therapy curriculum can directly or indirectly be related. Content presented in a regional approach, and includes anatomical concepts such as proper terminology, surface anatomy, and joint function. Gross anatomy is best learned in the laboratory through dissection of the human body. Course is primarily a laboratory experience. Prerequisite: Admission to the DPT program. Summer.
PT-533 Human Growth & Development (3 credits)
Presents typical human development from conception to death including functional changes in posture and movement. Presents processes of growth, maturation, adaptation, motor control, and motor learning. Discusses concepts of critical period, health risk, physiologic reserve, and senescence. The relationship of physical, cognitive, and social theories of human development and age-related system changes are given. Views motor behavior across life span within a social and psychological context. Prerequisite: Physical Therapy 561. Fall.
PT-541 Clinical & Profes Issues I Introduction (2 credits)
First in series of clinical and professional issues courses. Provides introduction to professional practice expectations of physical therapy. Provides orientation and strategies for success in the professional program. Introduction to American Physical Therapy Association. Students explore the practice of physical therapy utilizing the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice and the core values of the profession. Introduction to professional ethics and communication required in professional relationships. Prerequisite: Admission to the DPT program. Summer.
PT-551 Scientific Inquiry I: Stats & Research (2 credits)
This is the first in a series of five courses designed to prepare the graduate to practice in an evidence-based manner and to be an astute consumer and judge of scientific research. Topics include fundamentals of clinical rehabilitation research including evidence-based practice, searching the literature, and research ethics. Fundamentals of clinical research approaches include variable recognition, research validity, measurement theory, reliability, responsiveness, and validity. Basic statistical procedures to assess mean differences as well as inference testing are covered. This course, when completed in addition to PT 452/552 and PT 423/523, meets the criteria for the general education capstone outcome as well as one writing-intensive course. Prerequisites: Admission to the DPT program or permission of the instructor. Fall.
PT-552 Scientific Inquiry II: Critical Apprais (2 credits)
This is the second in a series of five courses designed to prepare the graduate to practice in an evidence-based manner and to be an astute consumer and judge of scientific research. Topics include critical appraisal of research related the diagnostic process and intervention trials. Student complete critical appraisals of published research in a written format and present their appraisals orally. This course, when completed in addition to Physical Therapy 451/551 and 423/523, meets the criteria for the General Education capstone outcome as well as one writing-intensive course. Prerequisites: Admission to the DPT program and Physical Therapy 451/551 or permission of the instructor. Spring.
PT-626 Patient Management V Neuromuscular (7 credits)
Studies physical therapy management of the patient with neurologic dysfunction, including stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and multiple progressive neurologic conditions. Pathology, etiology, and natural history of these disorders are presented in tandem with their medical, surgical, and pharmacological management. Students are expected to be able to examine and evaluate patients with neurological dysfunction by selecting appropriate tests and measures, developing efficacious plans of care, implementing therapeutic interventions, and documenting using the best evidence. Students are also expected to provide a rationale for all decisions made as part of this patient management process, including selection of appropriate outcome measures. Experiential opportunities, clinical simulations, role playing, small group learning activities, and video demonstrations are used with problem-solving exercises to reinforce mastery of the material. Prerequisites: Physical Therapy 631, 661. Spring.
PT-626L Patient Management V Lab
Studies physical therapy management of the patient with neurologic dysfunction, including stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and multiple progressive neurologic conditions. Pathology, etiology, and natural history of these disorders are presented in tandem with their medical, surgical, and pharmacological management. Students are expected to be able to examine and evaluate patients with neurological dysfunction by selecting appropriate tests and measures, developing efficacious plans of care, implementing therapeutic interventions, and documenting using the best evidence. Students are also expected to provide a rationale for all decisions made as part of this patient management process, including selection of appropriate outcome measures. Experiential opportunities, clinical simulations, role playing, small group learning activities, and video demonstrations are used with problem-solving exercises to reinforce mastery of the material. Prerequisites: Physical Therapy 631, 661. Spring.
PT-631 Neurobiology (3 credits)
Lecture-lab. Normal development of the brain and spinal cord and the gross anatomy of these structures examined. Laboratory provides opportunity to study human specimens and models to gain a three-dimensional understanding of the central nervous system during first part of course. Subsequently, pathways and associated structures that mediate general sensory, special sensory, autonomic, and somatic motor functions are described and the consequences of lesions of these pathways discussed. Prerequisite: Physical Therapy 661. Fall.
PT-632 Medical Imaging (2 credits)
Covers basic principles of diagnostic imaging pertinent to clinical practice. Familiarizes student with magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, ultrasonography, and plain film studies of the spine and extremities. Students view and interpret normal and abnormal images for these modalities. Student examines research related to diagnostic imaging with regard to sensitivity, specificity, and correlation with clinical findings. Prerequisite: Physical Therapy 661. Corequisite: Physical Therapy 626. Fall.
PT-642 Clinic/Professional Issues IV Advo/Cultu (2 credits)
Designed to promote importance of political and social advocacy. Content related to professional education, outcomes assessment, and consultation addressed. Students explore profession's core value of social responsibility and provide evidence of their own involvement in the community and political arena. Prerequisite: Physical Therapy 641, 661. Spring.
PT-651 Scientific Inquiry III (2 credits)
This course is the third in a series of five courses designed to prepare the graduate to practice in an evidence-based manner and to be an astute consumer and judge of scientific research. Topics include experimental research design such as single-subject and group designs, sampling theories, descriptive and survey research, clinical case reports, qualitative research and outcomes research. Prerequisites: Physical Therapy 452/552 and Physical Therapy 661. Fall.
PT-661 Clinical I (5 credits)
Active participation in this fulltime clinical course emphasizes development of professional behavior, written and verbal communication skills, and evaluation, examination, and interventions previously addressed in didactic course work. Emphasizes physical therapy management of musculoskeletal conditions. Prerequisites: All 400 level physical therapy course work; completion of undergraduate degree. Summer.

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