The total number of required quarter credits is 172.5. The first academic year of the professional doctoral curriculum includes four quarters consisting of 65.5 required course credits (quarter hours). The second academic year of the curriculum is composed of four quarters consisting of 52 required course credits, including 520 clock-hours of clinical education. The third academic year of the curriculum is composed of four quarters consisting of 55 required course credits which includes two clinical practica consisting of 800 clock-hours of clinical education. Clinical experiences take place in various facilities located throughout the continental United States that have legal agreements with the University.

The Midwestern University College of Health Sciences Physical Therapy Program reserves the right to alter its curriculum however and whenever it deems appropriate.

Total Quarter Credits in the Professional Program: 172.5


First Professional Year:

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required: 65.5
Summer Quarter
ANATD 1500 Human Gross Anatomy and Embryology Credits: 7
BIOCD 1553 Cell and Tissue Structure and Function Credits: 2
PTHED 1503 Clinical Problem Solving I Credits: 2
PTHED 1509 Medical Terminology Credits: 0.5
PTHED 1511 Biopsychosocial Issues in Healthcare Credits: 3
PTHED 1512 Health Professionalism Credits: 2
Total 16.5
Fall Quarter
CORED 1599D Interprofessional Education I Credits: 1
PHYSD 1510 Human Physiology I Credits: 3.5
PTHED 1513 Physical Therapy Roles and Professional Issues I Credits: 2
PTHED 1515 Research Design and Methodology Credits: 3
PTHED 1552 Health Promotion I Credits: 2
PTHED 1577 Physical Therapy Evaluation I Credits: 4
PTHED 1582 Kinesiology/Biomechanics I Credits: 3
Total 18.5
Winter Quarter 17
PHYSD 1511 Human Physiology II Credits: 3.5
PTHED 1514 Education Principles for Physical Therapists Credits: 3
PTHED 1521 Preparation for Clinical Education I Credits: 1.5
PTHED 1527 Clinical Conditions I Credits: 4
PTHED 1565 Physical Therapy Interventions I Credits: 2
PTHED 1584 Kinesiology/Biomechanics II Credits: 3
Total 17
Spring Quarter
PTHED 1532 Human Neuroscience Credits: 3
PTHED 1545 Life Span Human Development Credits: 3.5
PTHED 1566 Physical Therapy Interventions II Credits: 3
PTHED 1578 Physical Therapy Evaluation II Credits: 4
Total 13.5

Second Professional Year:

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required: 52
Summer Quarter
PHYSD 1637 Exercise Physiology Credits: 3
PTHED 1628 Clinical Conditions II Credits: 3
PTHED 1633 Applied Neuroscience Credits: 3
PTHED 1667 Physical Therapy Interventions III Credits: 3
PTHED 1685 Practicum I Credits: 3
Total 15
Fall Quarter
PTHED 1601 Cardiopulmonary Evaluation and Treatment Credits: 3
PTHED 1605 Clinical Problem Solving II Credits: 2
PTHED 1638 Physical Agents I Credits: 3
PTHED 1681 Neurologic Evaluation and Treatment: Adult I Credits: 5
Total 13
Winter Quarter
PTHED 1602 Essentials of Pharmacology for Physical Therapists Credits: 2
PTHED 1608 Orthotics Credits: 2
PTHED 1622 Preparation for Clinical Education II Credits: 1
PTHED 1639 Physical Agents II Credits: 3
PTHED 1682 Neurologic Evaluation and Treatment: Pediatrics Credits: 4
Total 12
Spring Quarter
PTHED 1607 Scholarly Development in Physical Therapy I Credits: 1
PTHED 1686 Practicum II Credits: 11
Total 12

Third Professional Year:

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required: 55
Summer Quarter
PTHED 1746 Topics in Pediatric Physical Therapy Credits: 2
PTHED 1747 Human Anatomy II Credits: 3
PTHED 1750 Topics in Physical Therapy Practice Credits: 3
PTHED 1751 Management in Physical Therapy Systems Credits: 3
PTHED 1781 Neurologic Evaluation and Treatment: Adult II Credits: 3
Total 14
Fall Quarter
PTHED 1709 Clinical Problem Solving III Credits: 2
PTHED 1711 Prosthetics Credits: 2
PTHED 1715 Physical Therapy Roles and Professional Issues II Credits: 3
PTHED 1752 Applied Management Skills in Physical Therapy Systems Credits: 2
PTHED 1753 Health Promotion II Credits: 2
PTHED 1770 Advanced Musculoskeletal Evaluation and Treatment Credits: 4
Total 15
Winter Quarter
PTHED 1787 Practicum III Credits: 12
Total 12
Spring Quarter
PTHED 1708 Scholarly Development in Physical Therapy II Credits: 2
PTHED 1788 Practicum IV Credits: 12
Total 14
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Elective Options:
PTHED 1400 Independent Study in Physical Therapy Practice Credits: 2
PTHED 1401 Standardized Measurement and Clinical Problem Solving in Pediatric Physical Therapy Credits: 2
PTHED 1403 Clinical Application of Quantitative Gait Data in the Pediatric Population Credits: 1
PTHED 1404 Physical Therapy Management of Female Pelvic Floor Function Credits: 1
PTHED 1405 Research Elective Credits: 2
PTHED 1406 Biomechanical Foundations of Human Movement Credits: 2
PTHED 1407 Vestibular Rehabilitation Credits: 1
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