DPT, Physical Therapy – Direct Entry to the DPT Program

Access the complete curriculum for the DPT, Direct Entry, from the Physical Therapy Department section of the Daemen catalogue.

Year 1

First Semester

  • PT504/L Clinical Functional Anatomy I (3)
  • PT506/L Kinesiology & Biomechanics I (3)
  • PT508/L Physiology of Exercise (3)
  • PT514/L Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation I (5)
  • PT517 Clinical Medicine I* (2 (of 3))
  • PT551 Integrative Seminar in Physical Therapy I (0)
  • PT563 Clinical Exposure I (Musculoskeletal I) (1)
  • PT575 Pre-Clinical Seminar (1)
  • Total Credits (18)

Second Semester

  • BIO541/L Neurobiology I (4)
  • PT505/L Clinical Functional Anatomy II (2)
  • PT507/L Kinesiology & Biomechanics II (2)
  • PT509/L Principles & Applications of Physical Agents (4)
  • PT515/L Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation II (5)
  • PT517Clinical Medicine I* (1 (of 3))
  • PT551 Integrative Seminar in Physical Therapy II (0)
  • PT564 Clinical Exposure II (Musculoskeletal II) (1)
  • Total Credits (19)

* PT517 Clinical Medicine I is to be completed in two semesters: semester 1=2 credits; semester 2= 1 credit, for a total of 3 credits.

Summer Between Years 1 and 2

  • PT577 Clinical Internship (3)

Year 2

First Semester

  • BIO542/L Neurobiology II (4)
  • PT516 Clinical Problem Solving in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation (2)
  • PT532 Motor Control & Motor Learning (2)
  • PT544/L Neuromuscular Rehabilitation I (4)
  • PT546 Clinical Medicine II (3)
  • PT551 Integrative Seminar in Physical Therapy III (0)
  • PT553 Introduction to Clinical Research Design (1)
  • PT565 Clinical Exposure III (Neuromuscular I) (1)
  • Total Credits (17)

Second Semester

  • PT501 Applied Biostatistics (3)
  • PT521/L Prosthetics & Orthotics (2)
  • PT530 Psychosocial Aspects of Health and Disability (3)
  • PT545/L Neuromuscular Rehabilitation II (4)
  • PT551 Integrative Seminar in Physical Therapy IV (0)
  • PT554 Clinical Research I (2)
  • PT566 Clinical Exposure IV (Neuromuscular II: Prosthetics & Orthotics) (1)
  • Total Credits (15)

Summer Between Years 2 and 3

  • PT582 Clinical Internship II (3)

Year 3

First Semester

  • PT539/L Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation (2)
  • PT548 Integumentary Care (3)
  • PT549 Clinical Medicine III (2)
  • PT555 Clinical Research II (2)
  • PT567 Clinical Exposure V (Cardiopulmonary/Integumentary) (1)
  • PT600 Clinical Problem Solving in Neuromuscular Rehabilitation (2)
  • PT606/L Rehabilitation in the Patient with Spinal Cord Injury (1)
  • PT610 Management & Administrative Issues in Physical Therapy (4)
  • PT612 Prevention, Health Promotion, Fitness & Wellness (2)
  • PT651 Integrative Seminar in Physical Therapy V (0)
  • Total Credits (19)

Second Semester

  • PT680 Clinical Internship III (4)
  • PT690 Clinical Internship IV (4)
  • Total Credits (8)

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