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Program Curriculum

curriculum

The UAMS DPT curriculum will consist of:

  • 119 credit hours of didactic and clinical education
  • 34 months of continuous enrollment
  • 34 weeks of full-time clinical internships (plus 2 weeks of part-time)

DPT Curriculum

Course #TitleCredits
Year 1
Fall
PHTH 5101Human Anatomy I (Upper Extremity)2
PHTH 5102Human Anatomy II (Lower Extremity)2
PHTH 5123Movement Science I (Biomechanics and MS Gait)2
PHTH 5131Introductory PT Skills3
PHTH 5141Musculoskeletal Disorders I (Upper Extremity)4
PHTH 5142Musculoskeletal Disorders II (Lower Extremity)3
PHTH 5171Professional Issues I1
PHTH 5181Clinical Reasoning I1
18
Spring
PHTH 5103Human Anatomy III (Spine)2
PHTH 5111Pathophysiology I (Musculoskeletal Disorders)2
PHTH 5114Pharmacology I (Musculoskeletal and Cardio-pulmonary Disorders)2
PHTH 5121Exercise Physiology I (Musculoskeletal)2
PHTH 5143Musculoskeletal Disorders III (Lumbar Spine and Pelvis)4
PHTH 5144Musculoskeletal Disorders IV (Cervico-Thoracic Spine)3
PHTH 5172Professional Issues II2
PHTH 5182Clinical Reasoning II1
18
Summer
PHTH 5105Neuroscience2
PHTH 5124Movement Science II (Growth and Development)2
PHTH 5125Movement Science III (Motor Control)2
PHTH 5132Therapeutic Intervention I (EPA)3
PHTH 5191Clinical Experience I (OPD - 8 weeks)5
14
Year 2
Fall
PHTH 5212Pathophysiology II (Neuromuscular Disorders)2
PHTH 5215Pharmacology II (Neuromuscular Disorders)1
PHTH 5233Therapeutic Intervention II2
PHTH 5234Mobility & Assistive Equipment (with Neuro Gait)2
PHTH 5251Neuromuscular Disorders I (Pediatrics)3
PHTH 5252Neuromuscular Disorders II (Adult)3
PHTH 5283Clinical Reasoning III1
PHTH 5289Integrated Clinical Experience I (Taken Fall or Spring Year 2)(1)
14-15
Spring
PHTH 5204Human Anatomy IV (Organ Systems)1
PHTH 5213Pathophysiology III (Cardio-pulmonary Disorders)2
PHTH 5222Exercise Physiology II (Cardio-pulmonary Disorders)2
PHTH 5253Neuromuscular Disorders III (Geriatrics)2
PHTH 5261Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disorders2
PHTH 5284Clinical Reasoning IV1
PHTH 5289Integrated Clinical Experience I (Taken Fall or Spring Year 2)(1)
PHTH 5292Clinical Experience II7
17-18
Summer
PHTH 5235Psychosocial Aspects of Rehabilitation2
PHTH 5245Musculoskeletal Disorders V (Special Topics)3
PHTH 5262Integumentary Disorders3
PHTH 5273Professional Issues III1
PHTH 5274Research Principles & Evidence-based Practice2
PHTH 5285Clinical Reasoning V1
13
Year 3
Fall
PHTH 5393Clinical Experience III (Neuro+/or Acute - 10 weeks)7
PHTH 5286Clinical Reasoning VI1
Electives:3
PHTH 5346- Manual Therapy
PHTH 5347- Strength and Conditioning
PHTH 5348- Women’s Health
PHTH 5354- Advanced Pediatrics
PHTH 5355- Advanced Adult Neuro
PHTH 5356- Vestibular Rehab
PHTH 5357- Electroneuromyography
PHTH 5377- Research Proposal *
PHTH 5387- Directed Study
PHTH 5388- Teaching & Learning
PHTH 5396- Service Learning / Mission Trip
PHTH 5397- Spanish for PTs
* Research Proposal and Research Project must be taken together
11
Spring
PHTH 5336Health Promotion and Wellness2
PHTH 5375Administration and Healthcare Management3
PHTH 5376Capstone (Comprehensive Exam /Board Prep)2
PHTH 5394Clinical Experience IV (Elective - 6 weeks)4
Electives: –3
PHTH 5346- Manual Therapy
PHTH 5347- Strength and Conditioning
PHTH 5348- Women’s Health
PHTH 5354- Advanced Pediatrics
PHTH 5355- Advanced Adult Neuro
PHTH 5356- Vestibular Rehab
PHTH 5357- Electroneuromyography
PHTH 5378- Research Project *
PHTH 5387- Directed Study
PHTH 5388- Teaching & Learning
PHTH 5396- Service Learning / Mission Trip
PHTH 5397- Spanish for PTs
* Research Proposal and Research Project must be taken together
14
Curriculum TOTAL119
Full-time Clinical Education Experiences (34 weeks)23
Coursework96

A grade of “C” of better must be achieved in all courses and no less than 80% must be achieved on practical exams. A  minimum GPA of 3.0 must be maintained during enrollment in the program.  A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required to earn the degree.


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