OT, PT and SLP Curricula


There are three different degree tracks available to Chinese students who have earned bachelor degrees in health and/or rehabilitation-related areas at Chinese Universities or who are presently working as practitioners in allied healthcare and rehabilitation in China. A Master of Physical Therapy, Master of Occupational Therapy or Master of Speech-Language Pathology is awarded to students who complete a minimum of 30 credits in their defined program. Students in these programs spend one year (3 academic semesters) on Duquesne's campus where they have all the same rights and responsibilities as other Duquesne students. Once admitted to this program, a student must maintain a minimum of a 3.0 QPA every semester and have a minimum of a 3.0 QPA to graduate with the master's degree.


Master of Physical Therapy

Fall - 6 Credits
REHS-538 Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Science/Lab (3/0 cr)
REHS-539 Differential Diagnosis & Assessment in PT/Lab (3/0 cr)

Spring - 14 Credits
REHS-530 Kinesiology/Lab (3/0 cr)
REHS-534 Prosthetics & Orthotics/Lab (2/0 cr)
REHS-535 Orthopedic Science/Lab (3/0 cr)
REHS-536 Neurologic Science/Lab (3/0 cr)
REHS-537 Therapeutic Exercise/Lab (3/0 cr)

Summer - 10 Credits
REHS-532 Therapeutic Modalities/Lab (3/0 cr)
REHS-540 Foundations in Examination & Treatment/Lab (3/0 cr)
REHS-509 Geriatrics (2 cr)
REHS-502 Pediatrics (2 cr)

Summer Elective-3 Credits
REHS-510 Advanced Orthopedics: The Spine & Extremities/Lab (3/0 cr)*
*Students must meet instructor prerequisites for this elective course


Master of Occupational Therapy

Fall - 7 Credits
REHS-529 Occupational Therapy Essentials I (2 cr)
REHS-551 Occupational Performance Evaluation/Lab (3/0 cr)
REHS-545 Occupational Performance Perspectives (2 cr)

Spring - 14 Credits
REHS-546 Occupational Performance Perspectives Lab (1/0 cr)
REHS-523 Environmental Adaptations and Rehab Tech (3 cr)
REHS-519/L Neuro & Sensorimotor I: Pediatrics/Lab (4/0 cr)
REHS-525/L Neuro & Sensorimotor II: Adult/Lab (4/0 cr)
REHS-552 OT Essentials II (2 cr)

Summer - 9 Credits
REHS-550 Intervention Seminar (3/0 cr)
REHS-520/L Biomechanical Function/Lab (4/0 cr)
REHS-553 OT Essentials III (2 cr)


Master of Speech-Language Pathology

Fall - 6 Credits
REHS-566 Dysphagia I (1.5 cr)
REHS-565 Speech Science (3 cr)
REHS-561 Voice Disorders I (1.5 cr)

Spring - 14 Credits
EHS-560 Aphasia (3 cr)
REHS-563 Motor Speech Disorders (3 cr)
REHS-562 Speech Production Disorders (2 cr)
REHS-553 Dysphagia II (1.5 cr)
REHS-554 Voice Disorders II (1.5 cr)
REHS-567 Craniofacial Disorders & Pediatric
Oral Motor Feeding (3 cr)

Summer - 10 Credits
REHS-568 Stuttering (3 cr)
REHS-506 Neurocognitive Disorders (3 cr)
REHS-507 Pediatric Language Disorders (3 cr)
REHS-508 Case Study Applications in Speech Language Pathology (1 cr)