Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Academic Plan

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The Bellin College DPT program is a 2 year and 8 month long program consisting of 106 graduate level credits.  The program uses an integrated clinical learning experience model with DPT students immediately practicing what they are learning in the classroom on live patients during the first year.   

Year 1//Fall Semester

Course Number Course Title Credits
DPT 705 Human Gross Anatomy 5
DPT 710 Human Pathophysiology 4
DPT 731 Clinical Fundamentals of Physical Therapy Practice 4
DPT 780 Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice 1
DPT 785 Professional Foundations of Physical Therapy Practice I 2
TOTAL 16

Year 1//Spring Semester

Course Number Course Title Credits
DPT 715 Human Movement Science 4
DPT 720 Applied Neuroscience 4
DPT 735 Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy I – Extremities 3
DPT 741 Therapeutic Interventions I: Exercise Testing and Prescription 4
DPT 790 Lifestyle Medicine in Physical Therapy Practice 2
TOTAL 17

Year 1//Summer Semester

Course Number Course Title Credits
DPT 751 Therapeutic Interventions II: Strength, Conditioning and Special Topics 3
DPT 755 Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy II – Spine 3
DPT 760 Neurological Physical Therapy I 3
DPT 765 Medical Screening for the Physical Therapist 2
DPT 770 Applied Pain Science 1
DPT 795 Principles of Business Entrepreneurship & Administration 2
DPT 830 Pharmacology for the Physical Therapist 2
TOTAL 16

Year 2//Fall Semester

Course Number Course Title Credits
DPT 745 Biophysical Agents in Rehabilitation 2
DPT 815 Movement Across the Lifespan 2
DPT 860 Neurological Physical Therapy II 2
DPT 870 Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Physical Therapy 4
DPT 890 Clinical Education I 4
TOTAL 14

Year 2//Spring Semester

Course Number Course Title Credits
DPT 835 Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy III – Advanced Topics 3
DPT 865 Neurological Physical Therapy III 2
DPT 875 Pediatric Physical Therapy 3
DPT 880 Applied Biostatistics and Research Methodology 2
DPT 882 / NUR 882 Healthcare Ethics 2
TOTAL 12

Year 2//Summer Semester

Course Number Course Title Credits
DPT 990 Clinical Education II 8
DPT 995 DPT Capstone I 1
TOTAL 9

Year 3//Fall Semester

Course Number Course Title Credits
DPT 930 Diagnostic Imaging for the Physical Therapist 2
DPT 950 Management of Integumentary and Lymphatic Conditions 2
DPT 960 Prosthetics and Orthotics in Rehabilitation 2
DPT 970 Geriatric Physical Therapy 3
DPT 975 Physical Therapist Management of the Medically Complex Person 3
DPT 985 Professional Foundations of Physical Therapy Practice II 1
TOTAL 13

Year 3 //Spring Semester

Course Number Course Title Credits
DPT 993 Clinical Education III 8
DPT 997 DPT Capstone II 1
TOTAL 9
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