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DPT Bridge Curriculum [2-Year Curriculum]

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Bridge Curriculum

Semester I - Summer
Clinically Applied Neuroanatomy
1
Development Through the Life Span / Lab
2
Professional Issues
2
Evidenced Based Practice
2
Competencies in Physical Therapy / Lab
3
Neuroscience
3
Total: 13
Semester II - Fall
Clinical Applications I
1
Pharmacology
2
Integument / Lab
2
Human Anatomy for Rehab
2
Movement Science I / Lab
3
Clinical Pathology
3
Total: 13
Semester III - Spring
Medical Diagnostics
2
Clinical Reasoning I
2
Movement Science II / Lab
3
Cardiovascular and Pulmonary PT / Lab
3
Diagnosis and Management of Spine Dysfunction / Lab
4
Clinical Education I (4 Weeks)
2
Total: 16
Semester IV - Summer
Diagnosis and Management of Musculoskeletal LE Dysfunction / Lab
2
Healthcare Systems
2
Rehabilitation Technology / Lab
3
Neurotherapeutics I Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) / Lab
3
Clinical Education II (4 Weeks)
2
Total: 12
Semester V - Fall
Psychosocial Factors in Disability
2
Neurotherapeutics II Progressive Neurological Diseases
2
Clinical Reasoning II
2
Clinical Applications II
2
Diagnosis and Management of Developmental Dysfunctions / Lab
3
Clinical Education III (6 Weeks)
3
Total: 14
Semester VI - Spring
Differential Diagnosis
2
Diagnosis and Management of Musculoskeletal UE Dysfunction / Lab
2
Clinical Applications III
2
Neurotherapeutics III (SCI) / Lab
3
Medically Complex Patient
3
Clinical Education IV (6 Weeks)
3
Total: 15

Please Note:

  • This program has 20 weeks of clinical rotations
  • Credit for Advanced Standing: + 7

DPT Bridge Program Credit Hours: 90