BS, Natural Science, Health Science Specialization, Biology Minor; DPT, Physical Therapy

Bear in mind that the DPT may be coupled with other Baccalaureate programs. Consult the Physical Therapy Chair for further information.

Access the complete curriculum for the BS, NS/DPT, from the Physical Therapy Department section of the Daemen catalogue.

Following is a suggested course sequence for your program. Courses may be offered as indicated and /or at other times. Consult your Advisor for further direction and planning.

Course Loads

Years 1 through 4 (Undergraduate): Undergraduate tuition rates apply. Maximum of 17 credits allowed for 5 semesters; 2 18-credit hour and 1 19-credit hour semesters are allowed at no additional tuition charge. Additional course loads are allowed for undergraduate students who achieve Deans List. Consult the Deans List section of the Daemen catalogue for details on the Dean= s List privilege. Summer between Years 4 & 5 through Year 6 (Graduate): Graduate tuition rates apply. Summer course work is subject to additional tuition charges. Consult the Office of Student Accounts for further information.

Humanities and Social Science Requirements

A student must complete 4 courses (12 credits) total in Humanities/Social Sciences: 2 courses taken in one designated area of Humanities/Social Sciences, and 2 courses taken in another designated area in Humanities/Social Sciences (Example: 2 courses taken in History [HST - formerly HIS], and 2 courses taken in Psychology [PSY]). Humanities/Social Science course designations are: Economics (ECO); Fine Arts (Art [ART]; Music [MUS]; Theatre [THA]); Foreign Languages (Chinese [CHI]; French [FRE]; Spanish [SPA]), History (HST - formerly HIS), Humanities (HUM), Literature (LIT), Philosophy (PHI), Political Science (PSC) - formerly Government (GVT), Psychology (PSY), Religious Studies (REL), Sociology (SOC).

Year 1

LEARNING COMMUNITIES are generally completed in the first year (LC1 in the 1st semester; LC2 in the 2nd semester)

are generally completed in the first year (LC1 in the 1st semester; LC2 in the 2nd semester)

First Semester

  • BIO109/L General Biology I (4)
  • CMP101 English Composition (3)
  • IND101 Sustainable & Critical Relationships (3)
  • MTH134 Pre-Calculus (3)
  • PT101 Freshman Seminar in Physical Therapy * (1)
  • CORE ELECTIVE (3)
  • Total Credits (16-17)*

Second Semester

  • BIO110/L General Biology II (4)
  • PT101 Freshman Seminar in Physical Therapy* (1)
  • Humanities & Social Sciences (see description above) (6)
  • CORE ELECTIVES (6)
  • Total Credits (16-17)*

* PT101 Freshman Seminar in Physical Therapy may be taken in either the 1st or 2nd semester of Year 1. Therefore, the 1st year will consist of one 16 and one 17 credit-hour semester.

      Year 2

      First Semester

      • CHE110/L Chemistry I (4)
      • PHY101/L Physics I (4)
      • PSY103 Introduction to Psychology (3)
      • PT201 Sophomore Seminar in Physical Therapy* (1)
      • Nat Sci/Hlth Sci elective (selected from allowed Sci/HSC electives) (3)
      • CORE ELECTIVES AND/OR FREE ELECTIVES (3)
      • Total Credits (17-18)*

      Second Semester

      • CHE111/L Chemistry II (4)
      • PHY102/L Physics II (4)
      • PT201 Sophomore Seminar in Physical Therapy* (1)
      • Nat Sci/Hlth Sci elective (selected from allowed Sci/HSC electives) (3)
      • CORE ELECTIVES AND/OR FREE ELECTIVES (6)
      • Total Credits (17-18)*

      * PT201 Sophomore Seminar in Physical Therapy may be taken in either the 1st or 2nd semester of Year 2. Therefore, the 2nd year will consist of one 17 and one 18 credit-hour semester.

          Year 3

          First Semester

          • BCH317 Bio-Organic Chemistry Lecture (3)
          • BIO330/L General Anatomy (4)
          • CMP315 Advanced Composition for Health Professionals (3)
          • Humanities & Social Sciences (see description above) (3)
          • CORE ELECTIVE AND/OR FREE ELECTIVE (3)
          • Total Credits (16)

          Second Semester

          • BIO340/L General Physiology (4)
          • PT312 Principles of Teaching & Learning (3)
          • Humanities & Social Sciences (see description above) (3)
          • CORE ELECTIVES AND/OR FREE ELECTIVES (6)
          • Total Credits (16)

          Year 4

          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 4 and 5

          • PT577 Clinical Internship (3)

          Year 5

          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 5 and 6

          • PT582 Clinical Internship II (3)

          Year 6

          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)

          World of Opportunity Wizard

          Wow! Did you know Daemen’s faculty members are active in their own education?

          Natural Sciences Professor Brenda Young will be attending the Fulbright Academy of Science and Technology in Panama and presenting a paper on our sustainability efforts.

          Start Your Journey Now Close