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PHYSICAL THERAPY (PT)
 
PT 201 Introduction to Physical Therapy 1 cr
An introduction to the physical therapy profession and the scope of physical therapy practice. Information on physical therapy admissions, the Doctor of Physical Therapy course curriculum, clinical practice settings, and the physical therapy department will be included.
 
PT 499 Senior Honors Project - (H, W) 3-6 cr
Under the advice and guidance of a faculty mentor, honors students will identify and carry out a research project relevant to the field of physical therapy study that will lead to a formal presentation at the annual Honors Student Colloquium. The senior project will be judged and graded by three faculty members chaired by the honors mentor. This course is required for Honors recognition and may be repeated for up to six credit hours. Prerequisites: Permission of the department chair and completion of an approved project prospectus.
 
PT 600 Human Anatomy I 3 cr
A comprehensive study of human anatomy with emphasis on the skeletal and arthrodial, muscular, nervous and circulatory systems for upper and lower extremities and an introduction to diagnostic imaging of these regions. Includes laboratory study. Special fee.
 
PT 601 Human Anatomy II 4 cr
A continuation of PT 600 including emphasis on the skeletal, muscular, nervous and circulatory systems of the head, neck, trunk and pelvis. Includes laboratory study and introduction to diagnostic imaging of these areas. Laboratory study will include the complete dissection of the human body. Special Fee.
 
PT 602 Life Span Human Development 2 cr
A study of the process of typical human development and aging across the life span, including neuromotor development in childhood and changes associated with aging.
 
PT 603 Neuroscience in Physical Therapy 3 cr
A survey of the structure and function of the nervous system, with emphasis on principles related to physical therapy practice. Includes laboratory study of anatomic specimens. Special Fee.
 
PT 604 Pathophysiology I 2 cr
A physiological approach to the study of pathological changes in the human body brought about by trauma or disease including cell injury, inflammation, immunopathology, neoplasia, infections, and the musculoskeletal and endocrine systems.
 
PT 605 Human Learning and Patient Education 1 cr
The principles of human learning as they relate to physical therapy evaluation and intervention, with special emphasis on the role of patient education in the management of various clinical disorders.
 
PT 606 Pharmacology in Rehabilitation 2 cr
A study of pharmacological principles in relation to rehabilitation, with emphasis on the possible benefits and side-effects of chemotherapeutic agents on patients receiving physical therapy treatment.
 
PT 607 Pathophysiology II 2 cr
A physiological approach to the study of pathological changes in the human body brought about by trauma or disease including vascular, hematopoietic, nutritional, neurologic, urogenital, GI and hepatobiliary systems.
 
PT 610 Principles of Research 2 cr
An introduction to research concepts and methods, critical analysis of the scientific literature, application of statistical methods and research designs, and basic scientific writing skills.
 
PT 611 Research Proposal Development 1 cr
The application of research concepts and methods in the preparation of a proposal for a team research project including preparation of the proposal for presentation in written and seminar formats.
 
PT 612 Research Project 2 cr
The undertaking of a team research project, including analysis and preparation of the research results for presentation in paper and poster formats. Special fee.
 
PT 613 Critical Analysis of Research Literature 2 cr
An in-depth analysis of research from recently published studies undertaken in topics related to physical therapy.
 
PT 614 Measurement in PT 1 cr
A course exploring theoretical aspects of measurement and the role of measurement in physical therapy.
 
PT 620 Clinical Kinesiology 3 cr
A study of human movement as it relates to clinical physical therapy practice with an emphasis on biomechanical principles of movement and surface anatomy palpation of the musculoskeletal system. Includes laboratory study.
 
PT 621 Introductory PT Skills 2 cr
A course pertaining to basic skills of physical therapy practice including introduction to examination techniques, positioning and draping, transfer training and ambulation with assistive devices. Includes laboratory study. Special fee.
 
PT 622 Exercise Physiology 4 cr
A study of the effect of physical activity on human physiology with an emphasis on the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular/pulmonary, and endocrine systems. Modes of exercise, environmental considerations, and selected clinical populations are also covered in this course. Includes laboratory study.
 
PT 623 Therapeutic Exercise I 3 cr
A general clinical science course including general principles of therapeutic exercise and scientific applications of therapeutic exercise with emphasis on peripheral musculoskeletal conditions. Includes laboratory study.
 
PT 624 Therapeutic Exercise II 2 cr
Specific application of therapeutic exercise and manual therapy techniques with emphasis on intervention for spinal conditions and pain management. Includes laboratory study.
 
PT 625 Therapeutic Intervention 3 cr
A study of specific techniques of therapeutic intervention in physical therapy practice including electrophysical agents and manual therapy techniques. The electrophysical agents unit will include the physical principles, physiological effects, therapeutic uses and clinical application of thermal, mechanical, electrical and photic energy. The manual intervention unit will include manual therapy techniques including soft tissue massage. Includes laboratory study. Special fee.
 
PT 626 Health Promotion and Prevention in PT 1 cr
A course to focus on prevention of impairments, functional limitations or disabilities by identifying disablement risk factors and providing educational intervention to facilitate a positive change in the health behavior of patients.
 
PT 627 Medical Screening 2 cr
A course focusing on the use of screening tests and clinical tools to enhance the therapist's role as an independent practitioner with the ability to identify medical conditions of concern that require referral to a physician.
 
PT 628 Mobility, Orthotics and Prosthetics 3 cr
The study of human functional mobility, including both normal and pathological aspects of locomotion. The course will also address related topics including prosthetics and orthotics.
 
PT 630 Musculoskeletal Disorders I 4 cr
An introduction to musculoskeletal disorders, including the etiology, diagnostic procedures and radiography, medical management and physical therapy examination, evaluation and intervention of selected musculoskeletal disorders of the peripheral joints. Includes laboratory study.
 
PT 631 Musculoskeletal Disorders II 4 cr
A continuation of PT 630 including the etiology, diagnostic procedures and radiography, medical management and physical therapy examination, evaluation and intervention of selected musculoskeletal disorders, with an emphasis on spinal conditions. Includes laboratory study.
 
PT 632 Special Topics in Musculoskeletal Disorders 2 cr
Special topics in the management of musculoskeletal conditions, including ergonomics, sports medicine and musculoskeletal issues in obstetrics and gynecology.
 
PT 640 Neuromuscular PT Examination 3 cr
A study of the principles and concepts of normal human movement and physical therapy examination in patients with diseases of the neuromuscular systems. Includes laboratory study.
 
PT 641 Neuromuscular PT Evaluation 3 cr
This course provides opportunities for clinical decision-making and establishing a plan of care based on examination data including emphasis on prognosis for a wide variety of diseases of the neuromuscular systems. Review of medical management, pharmacologic treatment, radiographic imaging and other diagnostic testing related to neuromuscular disorders. Includes laboratory study.
 
PT 642 Neuromuscular PT Intervention 4 cr
A course to follow PT 640 and PT 641 with added emphasis on principles and concepts of physical therapy intervention in patients with disorders of the neuromuscular systems. Includes laboratory study.
 
PT 650 PT in Integumentary Disorders 4 cr
A study of the practice of physical therapy in management of skin disorders and underlying disease with an emphasis on the patient with open wounds, including burns. Includes laboratory study.
 
PT 660 PT in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disorders 4 cr
A study of the principles and practice of physical therapy for patients with cardiovascular and pulmonary disease, including radiography, and medical and surgical management. Includes laboratory study.
 
PT 670 Clinical Case Studies I 1 cr
A course designed to provide opportunities to develop clinical judgment as part of patient management including examination, evaluation based on examination data, establishing a physical therapy diagnosis, consideration of patient prognosis and development of an individualized plan of care. Primary emphasis will be on musculoskeletal disorders.
 
PT 671 Clinical Case Studies II 1 cr
A continuation of PT 670 designed to provide opportunities to develop clinical judgment as part of patient management including examination, evaluation based on examination data, establishing a physical therapy diagnosis, consideration of patient prognosis and development of an individualized plan of care. Disorders of each system including multi-system co-morbidities will be included.
 
PT 672 Clinical Case Studies III 1 cr
A continuation of PT 671 designed to provide opportunities to develop clinical judgment as part of patient management including examination, evaluation based on examination data, establishing a physical therapy diagnosis, consideration of patient prognosis and development of an individualized plan of care. Disorders of each system including multi-system co-morbidities will be included.
 
PT 673 Clinical Case Studies IV 1 cr
A continuation of PT 672 designed to provide opportunities to develop clinical judgment as part of patient management including examination, evaluation based on examination data, establishing a physical therapy diagnosis, consideration of patient prognosis and development of an individualized plan of care. Disorders of each system including multi-system co-morbidities will be included.
 
PT 674 Clinical Synthesis and Patient Management 2 cr
A review and synthesis of physical therapy evaluation, intervention planning and application of intervention techniques in the management and education of patients with specific clinical disorders, emphasizing clinical decision making based upon clinical experience.
 
PT 675 Comprehensive Capstone 1 cr
Occurring in the final weeks of the curriculum, a continuation of PT 674 including an emphasis on comprehensive review and preparation for taking the National Physical Therapy Examination. All students must pass the comprehensive final capstone exam to be awarded the DPT degree.
 
PT 680 Professional PT Practice (W) 2 cr
A study of physical therapy as a profession with emphasis on the patient management model, legal and ethical issues, psychosocial issues and PT/patient relationships. Licensure, practice issues, patient populations and professional interactions will be discussed.
 
PT 681 Clinical Practice Issues (W) 2 cr
An introduction to documentation of physical therapy patient/client management and a review of medical terminology. This course will include use of the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice. Preparation for full-time clinical internships will be addressed including use of the clinical assessment tool, use of OSHA guidelines for universal precautions and TB prevention, and use of risk management reports.
 
PT 682 PT Internship I 7 cr
A planned learning experience of clinical education designed to integrate previous didactic knowledge in a full-time, supervised clinical internship in Physical Therapy practice settings.
 
PT 683 PT Internship II 9 cr
A continuation of PT 682, providing another planned learning experience, designed to integrate previous knowledge in a full-time, supervised clinical internship in Physical Therapy practice settings.
 
PT 684 PT Internship III 10 cr
A continuation of PT 682 and PT 683, providing another planned learning experience, designed to integrate previous knowledge in a full-time, supervised clinical internship in Physical Therapy practice settings.
 
PT 685 Management of PT Practice 3 cr
A study of current organizational and management principles and issues related to health care delivery systems, with special emphasis on the current and future roles of Physical Therapy
 
PT 697 DPT Directed Study 3 cr
Directed research or comprehensive review of evidence-based literature completed in a clinical area of interest under the supervision of a faculty mentor. The student will document incorporation of course content into their current clinical practice. This course may be repeated up to two times with a different focus-topic each time.

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