The entry-level curriculum will consist of 122 credit hours over 33 months (eight (8) semesters) or four (4) academic years (PT1 to PT4). It will include 44 weeks of professional practice education with 30 weeks of clinical education under the direct supervision of licensed physical therapists and 14 weeks of experiential opportunity to practice in an emerging role of physical therapist under the supervision of a qualified preceptor. The Entry Level DPT Program will use a problem-based learning (PBL) approach.
The curriculum plan includes five (5) main threads – Professional Reflection, Physical Therapy Reasoning, Patient/Client Management, Foundational Sciences and Professional Topics. Professional Practice opportunities are integrated throughout the curriculum.