Master of Science in Physical Therapy

 

General Information

The Department of Physical Therapy offers a Master of Science in Physical Therapy (MSPT) aimed at providing clinicians with robust and rich practical learning experiences. This program does not lead to licensure in the United States, rather it is intended to support international clinicians wishing to gain further experience with a variety of disorders. Graduation from this program does not guarantee admission to a Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Graduates will have a strong understanding of entry-level and advanced clinical services in a variety of healthcare settings, will produce evidence-based research contributing to the scholarly body of evidence in the field, demonstrate leadership skills that impact delivery of high quality care for patients, and develop skills needed to serve as a patient educator, clinical educator, and faculty member. Admission to the MSPT program is on a competitive basis.

The MSPT program is an in-residence program requiring 30 credit hours. The program runs August to July and is divided into three semesters (Fall, Spring and Summer). The MSPT program requires the following coursework:

Master of Science in Physical Therapy

Course No. Course Name Credits
PT 501 Kinesiology/Lab 3
PT 502 Foundational Concepts/Lab 3
PT 503 Therapeutic Modalities/Lab 3
PT 504 Examination Methods 3
PT 505 Prosthetics & Orthotics/Lab 3
PT 506 Orthopedic Science/Lab 3
PT 507 Neurologic Science/Lab 3
PT 508 Therapeutic Exercise/Lab 3
PT 509 Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Science/Lab 3
PT 510 Differential Diagnosis & Assessment/Lab 3

 

Admissions for International Students

The admissions paperwork and requirements for the Master of Science in Physical Therapy (MSPT) for international students are listed below.

  • Completed International Application
  • Bachelor’s Degree Certificate*
  • Official Academic Records from an Accredited University*
  • Test score meeting minimum English Proficiency Requirements
    • Minimum Duolingo: 95
    • Minimum TOEFL: 61 
    • Minimum IELTS: 5.5 
    • Minimum iTEP: 3.6
    • Minimum Pearson Academic: 44
  • F-1 Affidavit of Financial Support
  • Certificate of personal deposit
  • Copy of passport

*Note that unofficial transcripts and scores may be submitted for admissions decisions. Official transcripts and scores are required prior to completion of the first semester of coursework.

Please send this paperwork to Ms. Deb Tittle, International Programs Admissions Coordinator, dtittle@southalabama.edu.