Doctor/Physical Therapy (DPT)

DPT 700   Orientation to Physical Therapy    1 Hour

Provide the student with an orientation to the physical therapy profession including specific clinical education policies and procedures and clinical placement.
Prerequisite(s): Open only to DPT students in good standing.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; summer 2016; summer 2017

DPT 705   Topics in Physical Therapy    1 Hour

Forum to disseminate information to students on contemporary professional issues in physical therapy.
Prerequisite(s): Open only to DPT students in good standing.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

DPT 711   Principles of Physical Assessment I    1 Hour

Introduction to basic patient assessment skills, including surface palpation and vital signs.
Prerequisite(s): Open only to DPT students in good standing.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; summer 2016; summer 2017

DPT 712   Principles of Physical Assessment II    2 Hours

Additional patient assessment skills, including manual muscle testing, reflex testing, sensory testing, and abdominal quadrant screening.
Prerequisite(s): Open only to DPT students in good standing.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; summer 2016; summer 2017

DPT 713   Principles of Physical Assessment III    2 Hours

Additional patient assessment skills, including goniometry, posture, anthropometric measures, with an introduction to patient history and documentation in SOAP note format.
Prerequisite(s): Open only to DPT students in good standing.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

DPT 715   Patient Care Techniques    3 Hours

Performance and application of positioning skills, bed mobility, transfers, and gait training techniques (including assistive devices) across the continuum of care.
Prerequisite(s): Open only to DPT students in good standing.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

DPT 720   Gross Human Anatomy I    2 Hours

The study of gross human anatomy, including muscle, tendon, ligament, and vascular supply of the upper and lower extremities.
Prerequisite(s): Open only to DPT students in good standing.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; summer 2016; summer 2017

DPT 721   Gross Human Anatomy I Lab    1 Hour

Gross human anatomy cadaver lab with supervised dissection and exploration of muscle, tendon, ligament, and nerve innervation of the upper and lower extremities.
Prerequisite(s): Open only to DPT students in good standing.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; summer 2016; summer 2017

DPT 722   Gross Human Anatomy II    2 Hours

The study of gross human anatomy, including muscle, tendon, ligament, innervation and vascular supply of the head, neck, trunk, pelvic, thoracic, and abdominal regions.
Prerequisite(s): Open only to DPT students in good standing.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; summer 2016; summer 2017

DPT 723   Gross Human Anatomy II Lab    1 Hour

Gross human anatomy cadaver lab with dissection of muscle, tendon, ligament, innervation, and vascular supply of head, neck, trunk, pelvic, thoracic, and abdominal regions.
Prerequisite(s): Open only to DPT students in good standing.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; summer 2016; summer 2017

DPT 724   Pathophysiology    4 Hours

Fundamentals of physiology and pathology related to diseases causing abnormal movement patterns or capabilities. Processes and diseases most frequently encountered in physical therapy practice emphasized.
Prerequisite(s): Open only to DPT students in good standing.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

DPT 726   Orthopaedic Foundations    3 Hours

Principles of orthopaedic physical therapy including biomechanics, applied anatomy, and osteokinematic and arthrokinematic concepts. Musculoskeletal system investigation from histological, structural, and functional perspectives.
Prerequisite(s): Open only to DPT students in good standing.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

DPT 727   Health Promotion and Wellness in Physical Therapy    2 Hours

This course will create a forum to prepare students for clinical competencies regarding health promotion/wellness as it relates to physical therapy.
Prerequisite(s): Open only to DPT students in good standing.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

DPT 728   Clinical Exercise Physiology    2 Hours

Overview of the physiologic responses of the human body to exercise and training in normal and patient populations.
Prerequisite(s): Open only to DPT students in good standing.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

DPT 729   Pharmacology in Physical Therapy    2 Hours

Actions and effects of pharmaceutical agents commonly encountered in physical therapy clinical practice.
Prerequisite(s): Open only to DPT students in good standing.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

DPT 736   Neuroanatomy    3 Hours

Anatomy of the central and peripheral nervous systems, emphasizing structure and functional relationships in normal and pathological states.
Prerequisite(s): Open only to DPT students in good standing.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

DPT 737   Neurophysiology    3 Hours

The study of human motor and sensory neurophysiology, cognitive and learning neurophysiology, neuropathophysiology, and neuroplasticity.
Prerequisite(s): Open only to DPT students in good standing.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

DPT 738   Motor Control    2 Hours

This course will prepare students to understand and apply motor control principles as it relates to physical therapy.
Prerequisite(s): Open only to DPT students in good standing.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

DPT 740   Physical Modalities    3 Hours

The clinical application of soft tissue techniques, thermal agents, intermittent compression, continuous motion, electrical stimulation, and mechanical traction.
Prerequisite(s): Open only to DPT students in good standing.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

DPT 742   Diagnostic Testing and Imaging    2 Hours

Presentation of diagnostic tests and interpretation of results as it applies to physical therapy evaluation, intervention, planning and treatment.
Prerequisite(s): Open only to DPT students in good standing.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

DPT 745   Integumentary System    2 Hours

Clinical practice of wound care including assessment tools, dressings, and treatment approaches.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

DPT 746   Orthopaedic Assessment    4 Hours

Evaluation and assessment of upper and lower extremity orthopaedic dysfunctions.
Prerequisite(s): DPT 726; Open only to DPT students in good standing.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

DPT 747   Women's Health in Physical Therapy    2 Hours

Discussion of physical therapy management of musculoskeletal, integumentary, cardiopulmonary, and genitourinary pathologies common to women.
Prerequisite(s): Open only to DPT students in good standing.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; summer 2016; fall 2017

DPT 748   Prosthetics and Orthotics    2 Hours

Design, fabrication and fitting, and management of individuals requiring prosthetic and orthotic devices.
Prerequisite(s): Open only to DPT students in good standing.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

DPT 749   Neurological Assessment    1 Hour

Physical therapy examination, evaluation, and assessment of individuals with neurologically-based movement disorders.
Prerequisite(s): Open only to DPT students in good standing.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2017

DPT 751   Supervised Clinical Education I    4 Hours

This full-time first clinical education experience provides students the opportunity to actively engage in experiential learning and develop introductory clinical competence. Students are responsible for transportation to and from off-campus experiences.
Prerequisite(s): Open only to DPT students in good standing.
Grade Mode: Pass/Fail
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

DPT 752   Supervised Clinical Education II    5 Hours

This full-time second clinical education experience provides students additional opportunities for experiential learning and further development of clinical competence. Students are responsible for transportation to and from off-campus experiences.
Prerequisite(s): DPT 751; Open only to DPT students in good standing.
Grade Mode: Pass/Fail
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; summer 2016; summer 2017

DPT 753   Supervised Clinical Education III    7 Hours

The third full-time clinical education experience provides students opportunities for refinement of their professional behaviors and examination skills, and development of intervention techniques. Students are responsible for transportation to and from off-campus experiences.
Prerequisite(s): DPT 752; Open only to DPT students in good standing.
Grade Mode: Pass/Fail
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

DPT 754   Supervised Clinical Education IV    9 Hours

The fourth full-time clinical education experience provides students the opportunity to further develop skills and display clinical competence as an autonomous physical therapist. Students are responsible for transportation to and from off-campus experiences.
Prerequisite(s): DPT 753; Open only to DPT students in good standing.
Grade Mode: Pass/Fail
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016; spring 2017

DPT 760   Professional Issues    2 Hours

Professional issues pertinent to physical therapy, including state and national associations, state and federal laws, standards of practice, and code of ethics.
Prerequisite(s): Open only to DPT students in good standing.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

DPT 761   Physical Therapy Management and Administration I    1 Hour

Foundational concepts of business principles for doctor of physical therapy students with an emphasis on leadership, administration, management, and professionalism.
Prerequisite(s): Open only to DPT students in good standing.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2017

DPT 762   Physical Therapy Management and Administration II    3 Hours

General principles of organization and administration that impact the ethical and legal aspects of physical therapy practice.
Prerequisite(s): Open only to DPT students in good standing.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

DPT 770   Orthopaedic Rehabilitation    4 Hours

Manual therapy, exercise techniques, intervention, and progressions for individuals with orthopaedic pathologies and dysfunctions.
Prerequisite(s): DPT 746; Open only to DPT students in good standing.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

DPT 771   Neurological Rehabilitation    4 Hours

Emphasis on hands-on skill development, clinical reasoning, and critical analysis for treating individuals with neurologically-based movement disorders.
Prerequisite(s): Open only to DPT students in good standing.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

DPT 772   Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation    3 Hours

Evaluation and treatment of patients with cardiopulmonary disease and dysfunction, emphasizing the response of cardiac, circulatory and pulmonary systems to exercise.
Prerequisite(s): Open only to DPT students in good standing.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; summer 2016; summer 2017

DPT 774   Spine Assessment and Intervention    3 Hours

Spine assessment and treatment,including mobilizations, special tests, and exercise progressions, in patients with spine dysfunction.
Prerequisite(s): Open only to DPT students in good standing.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

DPT 775   Screening for Referral    4 Hours

A systems-based approach to differential screening and diagnosis to determine if further medical referral is necessary.
Prerequisite(s): Open only to DPT students in good standing.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

DPT 778   Geriatric Physical Therapy    1 Hour

This course will explore the physical and psycho-behavioral aspects of aging. Students will review typical physiologic response to aging and the effects of these changes on the function of older clients being treated in various physical therapy settings. A problem-solving approach to management of elder patients with varied degree of medical complexity in multiple settings will be emphasized.
Prerequisite(s): Open only to DPT students in good standing.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

DPT 779   Pediatric Physical Therapy    3 Hours

Examination of the factors affecting normal and pathologic development in infants and children to age 21. Additionally, treatment techniques appropriate to these populations will be covered.
Prerequisite(s): Open only to DPT students in good standing.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

DPT 781   Research in Physical Therapy I    3 Hours

An introduction to clinical research in physical therapy, dealing with research design and methodology, as well as the development of a research project topic.
Prerequisite(s): Open only to DPT students in good standing.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

DPT 782   Research in Physical Therapy II    3 Hours

Further development of the research topic, critical review of clinically relevant research literature, IRB submission, and the initiation of data collection.
Prerequisite(s): DPT 781; Open only to DPT students in good standing.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

DPT 783   Research in Physical Therapy III    3 Hours

Use of SPSS for physical therapy related data analysis, including descriptive statistics, statistical inference, analysis of differences, and analysis of relationships.
Prerequisite(s): DPT 782; Open only to DPT students in good standing.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; summer 2016; summer 2017

DPT 784   Research in Physical Therapy IV    1 Hour

Continuation of the Research track in Physical Therapy. Emphasis placed on data collection and application of applied research statistics.
Prerequisite(s): DPT 783; Open only to DPT students in good standing.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

DPT 785   Research in Physical Therapy V    1 Hour

Continuation of the Research track in Physical Therapy, with emphasis on research project completion and preliminary presentation to research advisor.
Prerequisite(s): DPT 784; Open only to DPT students in good standing.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

DPT 790   Physical Therapy Seminar    1 Hour

Completion of research project with dissemination of results in manuscript form and formal presentation to faculty and area clinicians.
Prerequisite(s): DPT 785; Open only to DPT students in good standing.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016; spring 2017