Physical Therapy Course Descriptions

P T 612 - Functional Anatomy I (2 hours)
Gen. Ed.
A lecture and laboratory study of human movement and applied kinesiology along with the introduction of physical therapy techniques to assess components of human movement. Prerequisite: consent of department chair.

P T 614 - Gross Anatomy I (2 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Cadaveric dissection and study of the musculoskeletal, vascular, and peripheral nervous systems of the extremities. Prerequisite: consent of the department chair.

P T 616 - Research I (1 hour)
Gen. Ed.
A seminar introducing students to critical analysis of research with special emphasis on levels of evidence and evidence-based practice. Prerequisite: consent of department chair.

P T 622 - Functional Anatomy II (2 hours)
Gen. Ed.
A lecture and laboratory study of human movement and applied kinesiology along with introduction of physical therapy techniques to assess components of human movement. Prerequisites: consent of department chair; PT 612.

P T 624 - Gross Anatomy II (2 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Cadaveric dissection and study of the structures of the nervous, cardiovascular, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, genitoutinary, and integumentary systems. Prerequisites: consent of department chair; PT 614.

P T 630 - Foundations of Physical Therapy (4 hours)
Gen. Ed.
An introduction to clinical applications in physical therapy. Topics covered in this course include basic physical therapy examination procedures, professional documentation and communication, therapeutic exercise, physical agents and mechanical modalities, and patient care skills. Prerequisite: consent of department chair.

P T 636 - Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy I (4 hours)
Gen. Ed.
The study and application of orthopaedic basic science in the examination, evaluation, and management of dysfunctions and disabilities of the appendicular skeleton. Prerequisite: consent of department chair.

P T 640 - Clinical Science I (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
The anatomical, biomechanical, physiological, and histological basis of the normal and pathological musculoskeletal system, along with specialized examination, assessment, and intervention strategies for the musculoskeletal system. Prerequisite: consent of department chair.

P T 646 - Research II (2 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Research design, methods, and principles of basic statistical analysis; exploration of research topics with review of appropriate literature; and introduction to components of the research proposal. Prerequisite: consent of department chair; PT 616.

P T 650 - Clinical Education I (2 hours)
The first of five full-time supervised clinical experiences requiring utilization of communication skills and teaching interpersonal and evaluation skills. This course emphasizes the development of the student's interpersonal skills, professional behaviors, examination techniques, and intervention techniques learned previously in the classroom. Prerequisite: consent of department chair.

P T 662 - Neurological Physical Therapy I (4 hours)
Gen. Ed.
The study and application of neurological basic science in the examination, evaluation, and management of dysfunctions and disabilities in physical therapy patient care. Prerequisite: consent of department chair.

P T 666 - Research III (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Principles of intermediate statistical analysis and technical/research writing will be provided as the student finalizes methods for research project and prepares research proposal. Prerequisites: consent of department chair; PT 646.

P T 670 - Human Development Throughout the Lifespan (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
A multi-system analysis of the many facets of individual development from conception to death. Prerequisite: consent of department chair.

P T 680 - Clinical Science II (2 hours)
Gen. Ed.
The anatomical, physiological, and histological basis of the normal and pathological neuromuscular system, and foundations of pharmacology as it relates to intervention strategies for patients with neuromuscular impairments. Prerequisites: consent of department chair; PT 640.

P T 700 - Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy II (4 hours)
Gen. Ed.
The study and application of orthopaedic basic science in the examination, evaluation, and management of dysfunctions and disabilities of the axial skeleton. Prerequisites: consent of department chair; PT 636.

P T 710 - Clinical Education II (8 hours)
Gen. Ed.
The second of five full-time supervised clinical experiences requiring utilization of communication skills and teaching interpersonal and evaluative skills. This course provides the opportunity to advance physical therapy procedures and to continue to develop professional socialization. Prerequisites: consent of department chair; PT 650.

P T 716 - Research IV (1 hour)
Gen. Ed.
Data collection, statistical analysis, data interpretation, and completion of the Results section of the written student research report. Prerequisites: consent of department chair; PT 666.

P T 720 - Teaching and Learning Theory in Physical Therapy (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Discussion and application of teaching and learning theories as related to the classroom and clinical setting, including student clinical education, staff inservice, and patient education. Prerequisite: consent of department chair.

P T 730 - Neurological Physical Therapy II (4 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Applied neurological examination, evaluation, and intervention theories and strategies in physical therapy patient care. Prerequisites: consent of department chair; PT 662.

P T 740 - Clinical Science III (2 hours)
Gen. Ed.
The management of a variety of disorders resulting in physical, emotional, and cognitive impairments and their physical therapy implications. Prerequisites: consent of department chair; PT 680.

P T 750 - Physical Therapy Administration and Management (4 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Discussion and practical application of administrative and management issues relative to a variety of physical therapy patient care settings. Prerequisite: consent of department chair.

P T 760 - Independent Study (1-6 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Individual study and investigations through selected readings, discussions, and/or written assignments. Repeatable up to 6 hours. Prerequisites: Physical Therapy major and/or permission of the Department of Physical Therapy/Health Science Chair.

P T 766 - Research V (1 hour)
Gen. Ed.
Completion of student research project and presentation of research findings to peers and internal and external constituents. Prerequisites: consent of department chair; PT 716.

P T 770 - Applied Exercise Principles (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
A course composed of lecture/discussion on the scientific basis and evidence supporting the use of various exercise techniques, as well as practical application and hands-on experience performing and completing these exercise techniques and applications correctly. Therapeutic, training, and performance enhancement approaches to exercise will be addressed. Prerequisite: consent of department chair.

P T 780 - Clinical Science IV (2 hours)
Gen. Ed.
The anatomical, physiological, and histological basis of the normal and pathological cardiopulmonary, vascular, and integumentary systems. Normal and abnormal metabolic processes and their physical therapy implications. Prerequisites: consent of department chair; PT 740.

P T 790 - Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, and Integumentary Pt (2 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Using the gas transport model as a foundation, this lecture and laboratory course provides the student with the skills to apply, analyze, and synthesize the basic science of cardiovascular, pulmonary, and integumentary physical therapy as it relates to disorders of cardiac, vascular, pulmonary, an integumentary systems. The focus of this course is examination and evaluation techniques and program planning. Prerequisite: consent of department chair.

P T 800 - Clinical Education III (8 hours)
Gen. Ed.
The third of five full-time supervised clinical experiences offering the opportunity for continued development of clinical management of patients in one of a variety of clinical settings. This course allows for continued professional socialization and growth as well as further development of professional behaviors. Prerequisites: consent of department chair; PT 710.

P T 810 - Health and Wellness (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Physical therapy implications of common health issues in a variety of physical therapy clients, and the role of screening and prevention in dealing with these issues. Prerequisite: consent of department chair.

P T 820 - Professional Issues in Physical Therapy (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Presentation and discussion of pertinent issues in the field of physical therapy. Prerequisite: consent of department chair.

P T 830 - Physical Therapy Differential Diagnosis (4 hours)
The curriculum's capstone course that emphasizes the role of the physical therapist in managing the patient with multi-system dysfunctions. Prerequisite: consent of department chair.

P T 850 - Clinical Education IV (8 hours)
Gen. Ed.
The fourth of five full-time, supervised clinical experiences or first half of the clinical education experience requiring utilization of advanced communication skills and teaching interpersonal and evaluative skills. Students have the opportunity to further develop clinical management of patients in a different clinical setting. Furthermore, continued professional socialization and growth as well as development of professional behaviors are expected. Prerequisites: consent of department chair; PT 800.

P T 860 - Clinical Education V (8 hours)
Gen. Ed.
The last of five full-time, supervised clinical experiences or second half of the final clinical education experience requiring utilization of advanced communication skills and teaching interpersonal and evaluative skills. Students have the opportunity to further develop clinical management of patients in a different clinical setting. Furthermore, continued professional socialization and growth as well as continued development of professional behaviors are expected. Prerequisites: consent of department chair; PT 850.



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