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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
 Term Class Credit Hours
Semester I – Summer, 1st Year NDPT 7111 – Human Anatomy & Histology 8
Semester I – Summer, 1st Year NDPT 7121 – Medical Terminology & Documentation 2
Semester I – Summer, 1st Year NDPT 7411 – Professional Socialization I:  Introduction 3
Semester II – Fall, 1st Year NDPT 7101 – Biomechanics 3
Semester II – Fall, 1st Year NDPT 7141 – Physiology 4
Semester II – Fall, 1st Year NDPT 7311 – Patient Care Skills I:  Examination 4
Semester II – Fall, 1st Year NDPT 7512 – Research I – Statistics & Design 4
Semester II – Fall, 1st Year NDPT 7161 - Kinesiology 3
Semester III – Spring, 1st Year NDPT 7171 – Neuroscience I 4
Semester III – Spring, 1st Year NDPT 7151 – Therapeutic Exercise 4
Semester III – Spring, 1st Year NDPT 7191 – Pathophysiology 3
Semester III – Spring, 1st Year NDPT 7522 – Research II:  Evidence Based Practice 2
Semester III – Spring, 1st Year NDPT 7711 – Integrated Clinical Experience I 1
Semester III – Spring, 1st Year NDPT 7632 – Clinical Problems V:  Cardiopulmonary Care 4
Semester IV – Summer, 2nd Year NDPT 7181 – Neuroscience II 3
Semester IV – Summer, 2nd Year NDPT 7643 – Clinical Problems IV:  Integumentary Care 2
Semester IV – Summer, 2nd Year NDPT 7212 – Pharmacology for Physical Therapists 2
Semester IV – Summer, 2nd Year NDPT 7321 – Patient Care Skills II:  Teaching & Learning 4
Semester IV – Summer, 2nd Year NDPT 7712 – Clinical Education I 8
Semester V – Fall, 2nd Year NDPT 7722 – Integrated Clinical Experience II 1
Semester V – Fall, 2nd Year NDPT 7213 – Diagnostics for Physical Therapists 2
Semester V – Fall, 2nd Year NDPT 7352 – Research/IDEA4Rehab III: Research Project 1
Semester V – Fall, 2nd Year NDPT 7332 – Patient Care Skills III:  Interventions 3
Semester V – Fall, 2nd Year NDPT 7612 – Clinical Problems I:  Musculoskeletal I LQ 5
Semester V – Fall, 2nd Year NDPT 7663 – Clinical Problems VI:  Neuromuscular I 5
Semester VI – Spring, 2nd Year NDPT 7732 – Integrated Clinical Experience III 1
Semester VI – Spring, 2nd Year NDPT 7622 – Clinical Problems II:  Musculoskeletal II UQ 5
Semester VI – Spring, 2nd Year NDPT 7653 – Clinical Problems III:  Neuromuscular II 5
Semester VI – Spring, 2nd Year NDPT 7192 – Psychosocial Issues in Health Care 3
Semester VI – Spring, 2nd Year NDPT 7524 – Research/IDEA4Rehab IV: Project 1
Semester VII – Summer, 3rd Year NDPT 7713 – Integrated Clinical Experience IV 1
Semester VII – Summer, 3rd Year NDPT 7342 – Patient Care Skills IV:  Prosthetics & Orthotics 2
Semester VII – Summer, 3rd Year NDPT 7813 – Elective I 2
Semester VII – Summer, 3rd Year NDPT 7535 – Research/IDEA4Rehab V: Project 1
Semester VII – Summer, 3rd Year NDPT 7683 – Clinical Problems VIII: Geriatrics 2
Semester VII – Summer, 3rd Year NDPT 7693 – Clinical Problems VII:  Managing the Complex Patient 2
Semester VIII – Fall, 3rd Year NDPT 7423 – Professional Socialization II:  Management & Professional Entry 4
Semester VIII – Fall, 3rd Year NDPT 7536 – Research VI: Project 1
Semester VIII – Fall, 3rd Year NDPT 7723 – Clinical Education II 10
Semester VIII – Fall, 3rd Year NDPT 7823 – Elective II 2
Semester IX – Spring, 3rd Year NDPT 7733 – Clinical Education III 16

By Rotation

Courses by Rotation
Semester Class Class Name
Summer NDPT 7111 Human Anatomy & Histology
Summer NDPT 7121 Medical Terminology & Documentation
Summer NDPT 7411 Professional Socialization I: Introduction
Summer NDPT 7181 Neuroscience II
Summer NDPT 7212 Pharmacology for Physical Therapists
Summer NDPT 7321 Patient Care Skills II: Teaching & Learning
Summer NDPT 7643 Clinical Problems IV:  Integumentary Care
Summer NDPT 7712 Clinical Education I (8 weeks)
Summer NDPT 7342 Patient Care Skills IV: Prosthetics & Orthotics
Summer NDPT 7535 Research/IDEA4Rehab V: Project
Summer NDPT 7683 Clinical Problems VIII: Geriatrics
Summer NDPT 7693 Clinical Problems VII: Managing the Complex Patient
Summer NDPT 7713 Integrated Clinical Experience IV
Summer NDPT 7813 Elective I
Fall NDPT 7101 Biomechanics
Fall NDPT 7141 Physiology
Fall NDPT 7161 Kinesiology
Fall NDPT 7311 Patient Care Skills I: Examination
Fall NDPT 7512 Research I: Statistics & Design
Fall NDPT 7213 Diagnostics for Physical Therapists
Fall NDPT 7332 Patient Care Skills:  Interventions
Fall NDPT 7532 Research III: Research/IDEA4Rehab Project
Fall NDPT 7612 Clinical Problems I: Musculoskeletal I LQ
Fall NDPT 7663 Clinical Problems VI: Neuromuscular I Adults
Fall NDPT 7722 Integrated Clinical Experience II
Fall NDPT 7423 Professional Socialization II:  Management & Professional Entry
Fall NDPT 7536 Research VI: Research/IDEA4Rehab Project
Fall NDPT 7723 Clinical Education II (10 weeks)
Fall NDPT 7823 Elective II
Spring NDPT 7151 Therapeutic Exercise
Spring NDPT 7171 Neuroscience I
Spring NDPT 7191 Pathophysiology
Spring NDPT 7522 Research II:  Evidence Based Practice
Spring NDPT 7711 Integrated Clinical Experience I
Spring NDPT 7632 Clinical Problems V:  Cardiopulmonary Care
Spring NDPT 7192 Psychosocial Issues in Health Care
Spring NDPT 7524 Research IV:  Research/IDEA4Rehab Project
Spring NDPT 7622 Clinical Problems II: Musculoskeletal II UQ
Spring NDPT 7653 Clinical Problems III: Neuromuscular II Pediatrics
Spring NDPT 7732 Integrated Clinical Experience III
Spring NDPT 7733 Clinical Education III (16 weeks)
Program Instructional Hours
Program Total Didactic ClinEd
Instructional Weeks 142 108 34
Semester Credit Hours 143 105 38

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