Agenda Item FA 07-33

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

(Public Health, Athletic Training & Physica Therapy):

New Courses & Program of Study (32 items)

09/06/07: Passed

09/12/07: Approved

Brooks College of Health

 

 
   

 Undergraduate-  Public Health   

 
   
06/07-286
APC 3 

  BHA-Health Administration Major   

 
Summary of the Changes:
  Conversion of the Bachelor of Science in Health (BSH) Track in Health Administration to a Bachelor of Health Administration (BHA) degree was approved by the University Board of Trustees on October 26, 2006.
  The request to create a separate degree for the health administration track is based on the fact that the health administration students complete a different set of prerequisites and graduate with a different body of knowledge and different skill sets than students completing the other BSH tracks. The health administration curriculum is designed to meet the standards set for health management education by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). UNF's health administration program is one of only 34 programs that have been awarded national program certification from the AUPHA.
  Offering a distinct degree identified with health services administration will give prospective students and employers the ability to distinguish between the educational preparation of these students and those of the other Health Science Major tracks. Additionally, the separate degree will enhance recruiting and allow easier tracking of alumni careers as required by AUPHA for program certification renewal. As the health administration curriculum is currently taught under the BSH degree, creation of the BHA degree will not require additional funding for courses, faculty, or other program resources.
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  Graduate- Athletic Training & Physical Therapy
 
06/07-290
APC 1
PHT 6XXXC

Gross Anatomy for Physical Therapists  (6 cr hrs)

 
Prerequisites:  

Admission to the Physical Therapy Program

Corequisites:   None
Course Description:
This course will be a detailed study of the human body through lecture, laboratory presentations, and cadaver dissection using a regional approach. The primary focus of this course will be on gross anatomy and the relationships between the musculoskeletal, neurological, and vascular systems of the human body. The anatomy of the head and neck, viscera and pelvic floor will also be emphasized. In addition, the course will introduce the student to surface anatomy and normal radiological anatomy. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
   
06/07-291
APC 1
PHT 6XXXC

  Kinesiology  (3 cr hrs)

 
Prerequisites:  

 Admission to the Physical Therapy Program

Corequisites:   None
Course Description:
This course will be an introduction of the understanding and examination human motion. The concepts and terminology from biomechanics and kinesiology will be used to explain human motion with an emphasis on the neuromuscular control of joint motion and muscle function. A regional approach to the body will explore extremity and trunk movements of functional activities such as walking, squatting, and reaching. Kinesiological and biomechanical concepts presented will be the foundation for physical therapy examination and intervention. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
   
06/07-292
APC 1
PHT 6XXXC

  Human Physiology  (3 cr hrs)

 
Prerequisites:  

Successful completion of previous courses in the DPT curriculum.

Corequisites:   None
Course Description:
This foundational science course will present normal physiology of all the major body systems with emphasis on topics directly related to physical therapy. Basic molecular, genetic and biochemical principles will also be discussed when relevant to the practice of physical therapy.
No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
   
06/07-293
APC 1
PHT 6XXXC

  Examination and Intervention  (4 cr hrs)  

 
Prerequisites:  

Successful completion of previous courses in the DPT curriculum.

Corequisites:   None
Course Description:
This course is a study of basic physical therapy clinical skills related to recognition, examination, and intervention of disorders and injuries of the neuromusculoskeletal system. Foundational concepts and basic skills essential in the physical therapy management of clients will be introduced and applied consistent with the ICF and the Guide to Physical Therapy Practice. Emphasis of the course will be on Examination and Intervention with attention to additional components of patient management: Evaluation, Diagnosis, Prognosis and Outcomes. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
   
06/07-294
APC 1
PHT 6XXXC

Neuroscience I: Clinical Neuroanatomy/
Physiology  (4 cr hrs)

 
Prerequisites:  

Successful completion of previous courses in the DPT curriculum.

Corequisites:   None
Course Description:
This course provides and integrative, but concise study of the normal structure and function of the human central and peripheral nervous systems, as well as the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying nervous system dysfunction presented as clinical correlations. This study will provide students with a basis for physical therapy examination, evaluation, and intervention for patients with neurological involvement. Didactic presentations will be supplemented by laboratory sessions to increase understanding of the three dimensional anatomy of the central nervous system. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
   
06/07-295
APC 1
PHT 6XXXC

 Neuroscience II: Motor Control and
Learning  (3 cr hrs)

 
Prerequisites:  

Successful completion of previous courses in the DPT curriculum.

Corequisites:   None
Course Description:
Basic neurophysiological and neuropsychological constructs regarding the function of the nervous system are explored. An in-depth review of the cellular level functions are provided. Analyses of normal systems are contrasted with abnormal systems. In depth review of theories and constructs of motor control and motor learning are provided. Particular emphasis is placed on the systems and mechanisms involved in human motor control, function and learning, assessment of the same, and the basis for diagnosis and treatment selection by physical therapists. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
   
06/07-296
APC 1
PHT 5XXXC

  Clinical Practicum  (1 cr hrs) 

 
Prerequisites:  

Successful completion of previous courses in the DPT curriculum.

Corequisites:   None
Course Description:
This course is designed to facilitate the integration of clinical skills taught in the academic setting; to allow students to observe and practice those skills in a clinical environment; and to assist students in developing a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the physical therapist in clinical settings. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
   
06/07-297
APC 1
PHT 6XXXC

  Clinical Inquiry I  (3 cr hrs)

 
Prerequisites:  

Successful completion of previous courses in the DPT curriculum.

Corequisites:   None
Course Description:
This course presents an introduction to principles of clinical inquiry, specifically related to the development of clinically related questions and the process of answering the developed questions. Students are encouraged to compose questions in the context of contemporary health care and physical therapy. Topics covered include critical thinking, the process of reviewing scientific literature, an introduction to information searching, discussion of reliability and validity and the processes of scientific documentation. An introduction to research designs, research methods, and basic data analysis will be explored as well as an overview of experimental and non-experimental research designs. Critique of the scientific literature with application of the literature in evidence-based practice will be an element of all future clinical management courses. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
   
06/07-298
APC 1
PHT 6XXXC

  Clinical Inquiry II  (2 cr hrs) 

 
Prerequisites:  

Successful completion of previous courses in the DPT curriculum.

Corequisites:   None
Course Description:
This course is the second in a three part series regarding the principles of clinical inquiry. The objective of the series is to prepare the graduate to critically analyze and use the scientific literature to improve clinical practice, relative to clinical research, education, and/or administration. In this unit, students will work with specific faculty to implement the proposed project developed in unit one of the series. Topics covered include: problem solving, research design, advanced research methods and data analysis. Specifically, quantitative, qualitative and survey outcomes and advanced clinical research design methods will be explored. Students will review all aspects of data handling to include development of data logs, data entry, statistical analysis and interpretation of the analysis. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
   
06/07-299
APC 1
PHT 7XXXC

  Clinical Inquiry III  (2 cr hrs)

 
Prerequisites:  

Successful completion of previous courses in the DPT curriculum.

Corequisites:   None
Course Description:
This course is the final in a three part series regarding clinical inquiry. The outcome of the series is a project related to clinically-relevant research, education, or administration. Within this portion, students will complete their project/scholarly activity and prepare results for presentation. In addition, the realities of inquiry will be discussed to include: time demands, funding, and policy. A significant portion of the course is independent study, in which the students are preparing the final report of their specific project. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
   
06/07-300
APC 1
PHT 6XXXC

  Therapeutic Modalities  (3 cr hrs)

 
Prerequisites:  

Successful completion of previous courses in the DPT curriculum.

Corequisites:   None
Course Description:
This course is designed to instruct physical therapy students in the underlying principles and clinical applications of thermal, electrical and mechanical modalities. An emphasis will be placed on problem solving skills and patient education using these modalities. The focus of laboratory sessions is to demonstrate safe and appropriate clinical application of thermal, electrical, and mechanical modalities. Use of these modalities to address the treatment of clinical symptoms including inflammation, muscle re-education, pain and other dysfunctions will be discussed. A presentation with an emphasis on "evidenced based practice" on a chosen modality will be required. Competencies for each modality must be successfully completed prior to both the written and practical examinations. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
   
06/07-301
APC 1
PHT 6XXXC

  Pharmacology  (2 cr hrs)

 
Prerequisites:  

Successful completion of previous courses in the DPT curriculum.

Corequisites:   None
Course Description:
This course will present current knowledge related to the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of common drugs related to the physical therapy patient management. The course will examine the factors that influence drug absorption, distribution, and elimination. Emphasis will be placed upon the determinants of how a specific dose of a drug will eventually reach target tissues and exert a response. Additionally, the course will explore influence of exercise, application of physical agents, and massage on normal pharmacokinetics. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
   
06/07-302
APC 1
PHT 6XXXC

  Clinical Education Prep I  (1 cr hrs)

 
Prerequisites:  

Successful completion of previous courses in the DPT curriculum.

Corequisites:   None
Course Description:
This course is designed to prepare students for clinical education experiences. Policies and procedures are described. Students develop an understanding of the roles of the Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education (ACCE), the Center Coordinator for Clinical Education (CCCE), the Clinical Instructor (CI), and their own roles in the clinical education process. Students develop an understanding of various clinical education models and learn how they will be evaluated using the Clinical Performance Instrument (CPI). Students learn to write educational objectives for clinical education experiences and to prepare in-services to meet the needs of their clinical supervisors. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
   
06/07-303
APC 1
PHT 6XXXC  

  Clinical Internship I  (4 cr hrs)

 
Prerequisites:  

Successful completion of previous courses in the DPT curriculum.

Corequisites:    None
Course Description:
Clinical Internship I is a full-time six week clinical internship experience. Students may be placed in inpatient hospital or rehabilitation settings, outpatient clinics, and/or skilled nursing facilities. Patients with orthopedic, musculoskeletal, neurological, and/or cardiopulmonary diagnosis may be encountered. Under direct supervision, and with the clinical instructor's assistance, the student will integrate all prior academic work. Students will apply basic physical therapy examination techniques and initiate treatment activities with non-complicated patients. Students will practice in accordance with the American Physical Therapy Association Code of Ethics and Guide to Physical Therapist Practice; the practice act of the state in which they are assigned; and according to the policies and procedures of the individual facility where they are assigned. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
06/07-304
APC 1
PHT 6XXXC

  Clinical Internship II  (4 cr hrs)

 
Prerequisites:  

Successful completion of previous courses in the DPT curriculum.

Corequisites:   None
Course Description:
Clinical Internship II targets a variety of clinical experiences based upon facility availability. Student assignments are individualized and based on the students' areas of clinical interest, academic performance, and prior clinical education experiences and clinical performance. Patients with orthopedic, musculoskeletal, neurological, and/or cardiopulmonary diagnosis may be encountered. Experiences in these settings will provide the student with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom to any patient referred to physical therapy. Under the direct supervision of a clinical instructor, the student will begin to advance their hands-on clinical skills and further develop their critical thinking abilities. Students will practice in accordance with the practice act of the state in which they are practicing and according to the policies and procedures of the individual facility where they are assigned. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
   
06/07-305
APC 1
PHT 6XXXC

  Clinical Internship III  (4 cr hrs) 

 
Prerequisites:  

Successful completion of previous courses in the DPT curriculum.

Corequisites:   None
Course Description:
Clinical Internship III targets a variety of clinical experiences based upon facility placement and patient population. Student assignments are individualized and based on the students' areas of clinical interest, academic performance, and prior clinical education experiences and clinical performance. Students may be placed in inpatient hospital or rehabilitation settings, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, school or home care settings and/or other specialty practices. Patients with orthopedic, musculoskeletal, neurological, and/or cardiopulmonary diagnosis may be encountered. Experiences in these settings will provide the student with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired thus far in the academic portion of the curriculum to any patient referred to physical therapy. The actual procedures and sequence of experiences will vary from student to student and will be determined by the nature of the patients available and the type of clinical setting. Under the direct supervision of a clinical instructor, the student will begin to advance their hands-on clinical skills and further develop their critical thinking abilities. Students will practice in accordance with the American Physical Therapy Association Code of Ethics and Guide to Physical Therapist Practice; the practice act of the state in which they are practicing; and according to the policies and procedures of the individual facility where they are assigned. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
   
06/07-306
APC 1
PHT 7XXXC

  Clinical Internship IV  (5 cr hrs) 

 
Prerequisites:  

Successful completion of previous courses in the DPT curriculum.

Corequisites:   None
Course Description:
Clinical Education IV targets a variety of clinical experiences based upon facility placement and patient population. Student assignments are individualized and based on the students' areas of clinical interest, academic performance, and prior clinical education experiences and clinical performance. Students may be placed in inpatient hospital or rehabilitation settings, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, school or home care settings and/or other specialty practices. Experiences in these settings will provide the student with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the curriculum to any patient referred to physical therapy. Under the direct supervision of a clinical instructor, the student will begin to advance their hands-on clinical skills and further develop their critical thinking abilities. Students will practice in accordance with the American Physical Therapy Association Code of Ethics and Guide to Physical Therapist Practice. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
   
06/07-307
APC 1
PHT 7XXXC

  Clinical Internship V  (5 cr hrs)

 
Prerequisites:  

Successful completion of previous courses in the DPT curriculum.

Corequisites:   None
Course Description:
Clinical Internship V is a clinical education patient experience prior to graduation. This experience provides students with the opportunity to meet entry level requirements to practice as a physical therapist. Students continue to practice examination, evaluation, intervention, documentation, consultation and administrative skills under the supervision and guidance of a licensed physical therapist, but are expected to function at the level of a new graduate by the completion of this experience. Student assignments are individualized and based on the students' areas of clinical interest, academic performance, and prior clinical education experiences and clinical performance. Students may be placed in inpatient hospital or rehabilitation settings, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, school or home care settings and/or other specialty practices. Patients with orthopedic, musculoskeletal, neurological, and/or cardiopulmonary diagnosis may be encountered. Through reflective journal writing students will further develop their self-assessment skills as they begin to transition from the role of student to that of an entry-level doctorally prepared physical therapist. Students will practice in accordance with the American Physical Therapy Association Code of Ethics and Guide to Physical Therapist Practice; the practice act of the state in which they are practicing; and according to the policies and procedures of the individual facility where they are assigned. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
   
06/07-308
APC 1
PHT 6XXXC

 Orthopedic Physical Therapy I: Extremities
(4 cr hrs)

 
Prerequisites:  

Successful completion of previous courses in the DPT curriculum.

Corequisites:   None
Course Description:
This course is an in-depth study in the recognition, examination, and intervention of disorders and injuries of the musculoskeletal system through the life span, with emphasis on the upper and lower extremities. A problem solving approach is followed with application of the disablement model and evidence-based practice in the management of impairments of the extremities and inclusion of the following elements of patient/client management: examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, and intervention. Lab sessions focus on specialized examination and intervention skills, including the performance of joint-specific special tests, joint mobilization techniques, orthotics, and impairment-specific therapeutic exercises. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
   
06/07-309
APC 1
PHT 7XXXC

 Orthopedic Physical Therapy II:
Spine & Occupational Health  (5 cr hrs)

 
Prerequisites:   Successful completion of previous courses in the DPT curriculum.
Corequisites:   None
Course Description:
This course is an in-depth study related to examination and intervention of disorders and injuries of the musculoskeletal system with emphasis on the axial skeleton including temporomandibular joints. Course includes concepts of functional spinal units, interrelationship of group lesions on normal and dysfunctional biomechanics, therapeutic intervention outcomes, and current theories of spinal mechanics. Lab sessions focus on specialized examination and intervention skills, including spinal joint mobilization techniques. Students will gain skills related to the responsibilities and roles of physical therapists in addressing health-related issues within the community, particularly occupational health. Consultation with local industry with completion of an ergonomic analysis is a component of this course. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
   
06/07-310
APC 1
PHT 6XXXC

  Applied Pathophysiology  (2 cr hrs)

 
Prerequisites:   Successful completion of previous courses in the DPT curriculum.
Corequisites:   None
Course Description:
This course will examine specific pathological conditions common to the practice of physical therapy. Underlying physiological alterations and the physical consequences of such alterations will be reviewed. Treatment rational, in terms of medical management and physical therapy management, will also be discussed. Conditions covered in this course will cross the lifespan from infancy to advanced age. And, although not the focus of this course, differential diagnosis will be an important topic. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
   
06/07-311
APC 1
PHT 6XXXC

 Neurology I: Pathology, Examination, and
Intervention  (4 cr hrs)

 
Prerequisites:   Successful completion of previous courses in the DPT curriculum.
Corequisites:   None
Course Description:
This course discusses the various adult and pediatric neurological conditions that are seen by a physical therapist in a clinical environment. Underlying pathology and etiology of these conditions will be addressed through lectures, reading assignments and medical videotapes. Evaluation and treatment strategies will be discussed using a problem solving approach. Students will learn to perform a neurologic evaluation including the use of Neurological Coma scales. The use of physiological and radiological testing related to neurological disorders will be discussed. An assignment to gather patient educational information on specific neurological diagnosis will be assigned. A group presentation discussing the physical therapy management of a specific neurological condition will also be assigned. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
   
06/07-312
APC 1
PHT 7XXXC

 Neurology II: Advanced Examination and
Intervention  (4 cr hrs)

 
Prerequisites:   Successful completion of previous courses in the DPT curriculum.
Corequisites:   None
Course Description:
This course includes current motor control and motor learning principles as applied to individuals with neurological disorders. Facilitation of improved motor function is a primary goal of this course. Students will learn the theories, philosophies of a variety of treatment strategies and be able to discuss and integrate the appropriate use of each strategy. This course will require the student to utilize information learned from previous and current course material to apply to clinical patient simulated scenarios. The application of critical thinking skills will be emphasized. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
   
06/07-313
APC 1
PHT 6XXX

 Physical Therapy Management of the
Integument  (1 cr hrs)

 
Prerequisites:   Successful completion of previous courses in the DPT curriculum.
Corequisites:   None
Course Description:
Students apply anatomy, physiology, epidemiology and pathology in exploring the issues of medical, surgical, pharmacological, and psychological and physical therapy management of individuals throughout the lifespan with Integumentary system impairments. Students will develop examination skills and derive diagnoses; prognoses, evaluations and effective physical therapy interventions based on relevant evidence. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
   
06/07-314
APC 1
PHT 7XXXC

 Exercise Physiology/Cardiopulmonary
Physical Therapy  (4 cr hrs)

 
Prerequisites:   Successful completion of previous courses in the DPT curriculum.
Corequisites:   None
Course Description:
This course addresses exercise physiology principles as relate to normal and clinically compromised populations. Emphasis is evaluation and treatment skills for cardiopulmonary dysfunction. Exercise prescription for special populations is addressed. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
   
 06/07-315
APC 1
PHT 7XXX

  Leadership in Physical Therapy  (3 cr hrs)

 
Prerequisites:   Successful completion of previous courses in the DPT curriculum.
Corequisites:   None
Course Description:
This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge required for dealing successfully with the day-to-day demands physical therapists face or will face as they pursue their careers. The management and leadership principles presented are universal and applicable to multiple physical therapy practitioner settings. Key management and leadership concepts are related to physical therapy practice at both the organizational and clinical departmental level. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
   
06/07-316
APC 1
PHT 7XXXC

  Differential Diagnosis  (3 cr hrs)

 
Prerequisites:   Successful completion of previous courses in the DPT curriculum.
Corequisites:   None
Course Description:
This course focuses on differential diagnosis and advanced clinical reasoning in physical therapy practice. Emphasis is on recognition of real and potential patient problems as a basis for screening and appropriate treatment and referral. Content includes systems review using case presentations of differential findings in relation to musculoskeletal pathologies. Other major topics include wound care, women's health, pharmacology, and psychology of pain. This is a capstone course, preparing students for practice in direct access environments. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
   
06/07-317
APC 1
PHT 7XXXC

  Spinal Cord Injuries and Prosthetics  (3 cr hrs)

 
Prerequisites:   Successful completion of previous courses in the DPT curriculum.
Corequisites:   None
Course Description:
This course will have two units. Unit one will focus on the neuropathology, examination, evaluation, physical therapy diagnosis, prognosis and intervention of spinal cord injured persons. Medical/pharmacological management of the spinal cord injured person will be discussed. Laboratory sessions will focus on clinical treatment skills and techniques. A home evaluation assignment will be required. Group assignments will emphasize current literature. Unit two will focus on the pathology, examination, evaluation, physical therapy diagnosis, prognosis and intervention of patients with upper and lower limb amputations. Functional mobility training of patients with an amputation both with and without a prosthesis will be emphasized. A review of lower extremity biomechanics and gait training will also be part of this course. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
   
06/07-318
APC 1
PHT 7XXXC

  Lifespan Geriatrics/ Pediatrics  (4 cr hrs)

 
Prerequisites:  

Successful completion of previous courses in the DPT curriculum.

Corequisites:   None
Course Description:
This course includes two modules that provide study of the special needs and requirements for the provision of physical therapy to the pediatric and geriatric populations. Discussion of third party payers, unique service locations (e.g. schools, nursing home), and the laws pertaining to these populations is included. Consultation and site visits for evaluation and treatment planning of specific patients are components of this course. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
   
06/07-319
APC 1
PHT 7XXXC

  Special Topics in PT  (1-8 cr hrs) 

 
Prerequisites:  

Successful completion of previous courses in the DPT curriculum.

Corequisites:   None
Course Description:
Students, with instructor consent, may explore topics of interest within physical therapy specialty areas. Particular attention is given to topics related to applications in teaching, consultation, research, practice, and administration. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
   
06/07-320
APC 3

  Doctor of Physical Therapy: Physical Therapy Major

 
Summary of the Changes:
The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) is a post-baccalaureate entry-level degree conferred upon successful completion of an entry-level professional education program. The DPT is a professional clinical doctorate that prepares the graduate to practice physical therapy. Consistent with academic precedent, this professional degree is not in the category of academic degrees such as the MA, MS, or PhD. The DPT degree is however, consistent with professional degrees in medicine, osteopathy, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, audiology, pharmacy and podiatry.
  The DPT program is consistent with the mission and goals of the Brooks College of Health. The Brooks College of Health is a leader in the preparation of high quality health care professionals dedicated to serving the community and its patients. Graduates of the DPT program will be able to function in a variety of health-care setting, render competent judgments concerning patient care, practice both independently and collaboratively in a multi cultural society, and promote the advancement of physical therapy through practice, education and research.
  In the fall semester of the first year, the students will complete 14 credits reflected by the following courses: PHT 6XXXC Gross Anatomy for Physical Therapists (6 cr.), PHT 5025 Professional Issues (2 cr.), PHT 5205C Clinical Skills (3 cr.), PHT 6XXXC Kinesiology (3 cr.). In the spring semester of the first year, the students will complete 15 credits reflected by the following courses: PHT 6XXXC Human Physiology (3 cr.), PHT 6XXXC Examination and Intervention (4 cr.), PHT 6XXXC Neuroscience I: Clinical Neuroanatomy/ Physiology (4 cr.), PHT 5XXXC Clinical Practicum (1 cr.), PHT 6XXXC Clinical Inquiry I (3 cr.). In the summer semester of the first year, the students will complete 15 credits reflected by the following courses: PHT 6XXXC Therapeutic Modalities (3 cr.), PHT 6XXXC Pharmacology (2 cr.), PHT 6XXXC Clinical Education Prep I (1 cr.), PHT 6XXXC Clinical Internship I (4 cr.) - 6 weeks. The total credits completed in the first year are 39.
  In the fall semester of the second year, the students will complete 14 credits reflected by the following courses: PHT 6XXXC Orthopedic Physical Therapy I: Extremities (4 cr.), PHT 6XXXC Applied Pathophysiology (2 cr.), PHT 6XXXC Neuroscience II: Motor Control and Learning (3 cr.), PHT 6XXXC Neurology I: Pathology, Examination and Intervention (4 cr.), PHT 6XXXC Physical Therapy Management of the Integument (1 cr.). In the spring semester of the second year, the students will complete 15 credits reflected by the following courses: PHT 7XXXC Exercise Physiology/Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy (4 cr.), PHT 7XXXC Orthopedic Physical Therapy II: Spine & Occupational Health (5 cr.), PHT 7XXXC Neurology II: Advanced Examination and Intervention (4 cr.), PHT 6XXXC Clinical Inquiry II (2 cr.). In the summer semester of the second year, the students will complete 8 credits reflected by the following courses: PHT 6XXXC Clinical Internship II (4 cr.) - 6 weFebruary 29, 2008total credits completed in the second year are 37.
  In the fall semester of the third year, the students will complete 16 credits reflected by the following courses: PHT 7XXX Leadership in Physical Therapy (3 cr.), PHT 7XXXC Differential Diagnosis (3 cr.), PHT 7XXXC Clinical Inquiry III (2 cr.), PHT 7XXXC Lifespan Geriatrics/Pediatrics (4 cr.), PHT 7XXX Special Topics in PT (> or =1). In the spring semester of the third year, the students will complete 10 credits reflected by the following courses: PHT 7XXXC Clinical Internship IV (5 cr.) - 8 weeks, PHT 7XXXC Clinical Internship V (5 cr.) - 8 week. The total credits completed in the third year are 26.
  Total credits for the entire program are 102.
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