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Physical Therapy Curriculum

The DPT Curriculum at UNG is nine consecutive semesters in length and includes three summer terms. The courses of the curriculum are grouped into seven curricular threads that span the curriculum. These include:

  • Foundational Sciences
  • Pharmacology and Diagnostics
  • Patient Care Skills
  • Professional Socialization
  • Clinical Research
  • Clinical Problems
  • Clinical Education

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Curriculum and Courses:

By Term

Courses by Term
 TermClassCredit Hours
Semester I - Summer, 1st Year NDPT 7111 - Gross Anatomy & Embryology 8
Semester I - Summer, 1st Year NDPT 7121 - Medical Terminology (online) 1
Semester I - Summer, 1st Year NDPT 7411 - Professional Socialization I: Introduction 3
Semester II - Fall, 1st Year NDPT 7141 - Clinical Physiology I: Medical Physiology 4
Semester II - Fall, 1st Year NDPT 7171 - Neuroscience I 4
Semester II - Fall, 1st Year NDPT 7311 - Patient Care Skills I: Examination 4
Semester II - Fall, 1st Year NDPT 7525 - Clinical research II: Statistics 3
Semester III - Spring, 1st Year NDPT 7151 - Clinical Physiology II: Exercise Physiology 4
Semester III - Spring, 1st Year NDPT 7161 - Clinical Kinesiology 4
Semester III - Spring, 1st Year NDPT 7181 - Neuroscience II 3
Semester III - Spring, 1st Year NDPT 7321 - Patient Care Skills II: Teaching & Learning 4
Semester III - Spring, 1st Year NDPT 7512 - Clinical Research I: Design 3
Semester IV - Summer, 2nd Year NDPT 7332 - Patient Care Skills III: Interventions 4
Semester IV - Summer, 2nd Year NDPT 7526 - Clinical Research III: Evidence Based Practice 2
Semester IV - Summer, 2nd Year NDPT 7712 - Clinical Education I (8 weeks) 6
Semester V - Fall, 2nd Year NDPT 7342 - Patient Care Skills IV: Prosthetics and Orthotics 2
Semester V - Fall, 2nd Year NDPT 7525 - Clinical Research II: Statistics (Moves to Fall 2017 Semester II) 3
Semester V - Fall, 2nd Year NDPT 7222 - Pharmacology & Diagnostics I: Musculoskeletal (Begins Fall 2017) 1
Semester V - Fall, 2nd Year NDPT 7612 - Clinical Problems I: Musculoskeletal I 5
Semester VI - Spring, 2nd Year NDPT 7192 - Psychosocial Issues in Health Care 4
Semester VI - Spring, 2nd Year NDPT 7663 - Clinical Problems VI: Musculoskeletal I (Begins 2017) 5
Semester VI - Spring, 2nd Year NDPT 7253 - Pharmacology & Diagnostics IV: Neuromuscular (Begins Spring 2018) 1
Semester VI - Spring, 2nd Year NDPT 7622 - Clinical Problems II: Musculoskeletal II 6
Semester VII - Summer, 3rd Year NDPT 7243 - Clinical Problems IV: Integumentary Care 2
Semester VII - Summer, 3rd Year NDPT 7232 - Pharmacology & Diagnostics III: Integumentary (Begins 2018) 1
Semester VII - Summer, 3rd Year NDPT 7253 - Pharmacology & Diagnostics II: Cardiopulmonary (Begins 2018) 1
Semester VII - Summer, 3rd Year NDPT 7632 - Clinical Problems V:  Cardiopulmonary Care 4
Semester VII - Summer, 3rd Year NDPT 7723 - Clinical Education II (8 weeks) 8
Semester VIII - Fall, 3rd Year NDPT 7423 - Professional Socialization II: Management 4
Semester VIII - Fall, 3rd Year NDPT 7663 - Clinical Problems VI: Neuromuscular II (Ends Fall 2016. Moves to Spring 2017) 5
Semester VIII - Fall, 3rd Year NDPT 7653 - Clinical Problems III: Neuromuscular I (Begins Fall 2017) 5
Semester VIII - Fall, 3rd Year NDPT 7532 - Clinical Research IV: Research Project (Class of 2018) 3
Semester VIII - Fall, 3rd Year NDPT 7673 - Clinical Problems VII: Management of Multi-System Impairment 4
Semester IX - Spring, 3rd Year NDPT 7433 - Professional Socialization III: Professional Entry (online)(Ends after Class of 2018) 1
Semester IX - Spring, 3rd Year NDPT 7733 - Clinical Education III (16 weeks) 16

By Rotation

Courses by Rotation
SemesterClassClass Name
Summer NDPT 7111 Gross Anatomy & Embryology
Summer NDPT 7121 Medical Terminology (online)
Summer NDPT 7411 Professional Socialization I: Introduction
Summer NDPT 7332 Patient Care Skills III: Interventions
Summer NDPT 7526 Clinical Research III: Evidence Based Practice
Summer NDPT 7712 Clinical Education I (8 weeks)
Summer NDPT 7243 Clinical Problems IV: Integumentary Care
Summer NDPT 7232 Pharmacology & Diagnostic III: Integurmentary (Begins 2018)
Summer NDPT 7253 Pharmacology & Diagnostic II: Cardiopulmonary (Begins 2018)
Summer NDPT 7632 Clinical Problems V: Cardiopulmonary Care
Summer NDPT 7723 Clinical Education II (8 weeks)
Fall NDPT 7141 Clinical Physiology I: Medical Physiology
Fall NDPT 7171 Neuroscience I
Fall NDPT 7311 Patient Care Skills I: Examination
Fall NDPT 7525 Clinical Research II: Statistics
Fall NDPT 7342 Patient Care Skills IV: Prosthetics and Orthotics
Fall NDPT 7525 Clinical Research II: Statistics (Moves to Fall 2017)
Fall NDPT 7222 Pharmacology & Diagnostics I: Musculoskeletal (Begins Fall 2017)
Fall NDPT 7612 Clinical Problems I: Musculoskeletal I
Fall NDPT 7423 Professional Socialization II: Management
Fall NDPT 7663 Clinical Problems VI: Neuromuscular II (Ends Fall 2016. Moves to Spring 2017)
Fall NDPT 7653 Clinical Problems III: Neuromuscular I (Begins Fall 2017)
Fall NDPT 7532 Clinical Research IV: Research Project (Class of 2018)
Fall NDPT 7673 Clinical Problems VII: Management of Multi-System Impairments
Spring NDPT 7151 Clinical Physiology II: Exercise Physiology
Spring NDPT 7161 Clinical Kinesiology
Spring NDPT 7181 Neuroscience II
Spring NDPT 7321 Patient Care Skills II: Teaching & Learning
Spring NDPT 7512 Clinical Research I: Design
Spring NDPT 7192 Psychosocial Issues in Health Care
Spring NDPT 7663 Clinical Problems VI: Neuromuscular II (Begins 2017)
Spring NDPT 7253 Pharmacology & Diagnostics IV: Neuromuscular (Begins Spring 2018)
Spring NDPT 7622 Clinical Problems II: Musculoskeletal II
Spring NDPT 7433 Professional Socialization III: Professional Entry (online)(Ends after Class of 2018)
Spring NDPT 7733 Clinical Education III
Program Instructional Hours
Program TotalDidacticClinEd
Instructional Weeks 130 98 32
Semester Credit Hours 130 100 30

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