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Athletic Training/Doctor of Physical Therapy Combined Degree Curriculum

Professional Degree Curriculum:  Seven Year Program

Year 1 - Pre-Professional Year

Fall 16 Credits Spring 18 Credits
Course # Course Names Credits Course # Course Name Credits
030 Research & Informational Skills 1 122 Etymology of Scientific Terms 3
101 Thinking and Writing Across the Curriculum 3 102 Imaginative Literature Critical Writing 3
111/111L Biology I/Lab 4/0 100 Elements of Computer Science 2
131/132L Fundamentals of Chemistry I/Lab 5/0 Social Justice Core 3
Creative Arts Core 3 103 Introduction to Psychology 3
112/112L Biology II/Lab 4/0
*Fundamental Chemistry II/Lab and Physics II/Lab are required to be completed prior to entering the PT professional phase.
Year 2 - Pre-Professional Year
Fall 17 Credits Spring 18 Credits
Course # Course Name Credits Course # Course Name Credits
132 Basic Philosophical Questions 3. 102 Public Speaking 3
207 Anatomy & Physiology I 3 Faith and Reasoning Core 3
208 Anatomy & Physiology I Lab 1 225 Introduction to Biostatistics 3.
201/201L Physics for Life Science I w/Lab 4/0 209 Anatomy & Physiology II 3
253 Health Care Ethics 3 210 Anatomy & Physiology II Lab 1
201/201L Essential Concepts & Techniques in AT/Lab 3 202/202L Pre-Professional Practicum in Athletic Training/Lab 2
Required ATHLETIC TRAINING Courses
Required PHYSICAL THERAPY COURSES
Year 3 - First Professional Year - Athletic Training
Fall 16 Credits Spring 16 Credits
Course # Course Name Credits Course # Course Name Credits
302/302L Art & Science of Athletic Training 3/0 303/303L Art & Science of Athletic Training II/Lab 3/0
315/315L Athletic Training Practicum I/Lab 1/1 306/306L Therapeutic Exercise 7 Reconditioning in Athletic Training/Lab 4/0
315/315L Anatomy/Lab 5/0 316/316L Athletic Training Practicum II/lab 1/2

 

406W Psychosocial Issues In Healthcare 3 430W/430L Principles of Research/Lab 3/0
425/425L Therapeutic Modalities/Lab 3/0 437/473L Functional Kinesiology/Biomechanics/Lab 3/0
Year 4:  Second Professional Year - Athletic Training
Fall 17 Credits Spring 15 Credits
Course # Course Name Credits Course # Course Name Credits
405 Health & Medicine 3 402W/402L Nutrition & Weight Management in Sport/Lab 3/0
407W/407L Physiology of Exercise/Lab 3/0 411 AT Practicum IV 2
410 Athletic Training Practicum III 1 411L Athletic Training Practicum IV Lab* 1
410L Athletic Training Practicum III Lab* 2 414 Medical Perspectives in Athletic Training 2
412 Organization 7 Administration in Athletic Training 3 416/416L Applied Science of Physical Performance/Lab 3/0
421/421L Applied Therapeutic Exercise/Lab 2/0 420 Topics in Pharmacology 3
Global Diversity Core 3 301 POP I:  Introduction to Physical Therapy 1
*Athletic Training Practicum III Lab or  IV Lab fulfil the requirements of PT Clinical Education I.
Year 5:  First Professional Year - Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Fall 10 Credits Spring 12 Credits
Course # Course Name Credits Course # Course Name Credits
535 Histology 1 571 Anatomy II/Lab 4/0
580 Physiology I 3. 581 Physiology II 4
560 POP II: Social & Cultural Issues 3 535 Psychology of Illness & Disability 3
547 Foundational Skills/Lab 3 531 POP III:  Ethical, Moral & Legal Issues 1
Summer 5 Credits
Course # Course Name Credits
508 Examination Methods/Lab 3
530 Topics in Research 2
Year 6:  Second Professional Year - Doctor of Physical Therapy
Fall 15 Credits Spring 14 Credits
Course # Course Name Credits Course # Course Name Credits
603 Neuroscience 4 520 Orthopedic Science III/L 3
518 Orthopedic Science I 3 521 Orthopedic Science IV/L 3
519 Orthopedic Science II 3 543 Clinical Neuroscience I/L 3.
551 Medical Science I 3. 552 Medical Science II 3
569 POP IV:  Patient Care & Education 2 615 Prosthetics & Orthotics/L 2
Summer 11 Credits
Course # Course Name Credits
544 Clinical Neurologic Science II/L 3
564 Special Topics In Geriatrics 2
570 Ergonomics & Environmental Consideration/L 3
572 Pediatrics/L 3
*Athletic Training Practicum III lab or IV Lab fulfill the requirements for PT Clinical Education I.
Year 7:  Third Professional Year - Doctor of Physical therapy Program
Fall 17 Credits Spring 10 Credits
Course # Course Name Credits Course # Course Name Credits
601 Differential DX in PT 2 611 Clinical Education III 5 crs.
605 Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Science/L 3 612 Clinical Education IV 5 crs.
620 Clinical Neurologic Science III/L 3
621 Clinical Neurologic Science IV/L 2
625 PT Management 3
630 Grand Rounds 0
610 Clinical Education II 4
Summer 9 Credits
Course # Course Name Credits
613 Clinical Education V 9 crs.

AT/DPT Joint Degree Admissions Criteria