Physical Therapy - Doctor in Physical Therapy (DPT)

Doctor in Physical Therapy (DPT) - Physical Therapy

College of Health

Degree Specific Credits: 121

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0

Catalog Year: 2022-23

Notes/Description

  • The University of Montana Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program prepares graduates to be competent physical therapists capable of assuming roles as clinical practitioners, educators, scholars/researchers, administrators, consultants, and advocates. The 8-semester curriculum completed in 33 months provides unique opportunities for students, beginning with strong foundational science content in the first year and culminating with a semester-long clinical internship. Courses include both didactic (classroom) and laboratory (hands-on) learning that complement integrated and full-time clinical experiences beginning in the summer of the first year.

  • The DPT degree requires completion of 121 credit hours, which includes 36 weeks of clinical education and 6 elective credit hours.

  • The UMPT Clinical Education Program requires students to complete a total of 36 weeks of clinical experience consisting of 2 integrated, part-time experiences in the UM Physical Therapy Clinic and 3 full-time clinical experiences, along with participation in community outreach and interprofessional collaborations to promote professional development outside of traditional physical therapy training.

Summary

Required Courses

121

Total Hours

121


Required Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

P T 503

PT and Health Care System

2

P T 510

Applied Clinical Anatomy

5

P T 516

Movement System Exam & Eval

5

P T 519

Musculoskeletal Management I

3

P T 520

Geriatric PT

2

P T 523

Clinical Medicine I

1

P T 524

Clinical Medicine II

2

P T 525

Clinical Medicine III

2

P T 526

Foundational Skills I

3

P T 527

Physical & Electrophys Agents

3

P T 529

Clinical Biomechanics

5

P T 530

Clinically Applied Exercise Physiology

5

P T 531

Prosthetics

1

P T 532

Foundational Skills II

1

P T 533

Pelvic Health PT

1

P T 536

Neurosciences

5

P T 560

Clinical Reasoning I

1

P T 563

Cardiopulmonary PT

3

P T 565

Pediatric Physical Therapy

2

P T 567

Neurorehabilitation I

4

P T 568

Neurorehab II

3

P T 569

Musculoskeletal Management II

5

P T 570

Psychosocial Aspects of Health and Wellness

2

P T 572

Practice & Administration

4

P T 573

Musculoskeletal Management III

6

P T 576

Clinical Reasoning II

2

P T 582

Clinical Clerkship

1

P T 583

Integrated Clinical I

2

P T 584

Integrated Clinical II

2

P T 587

Clinical Experience I

6

P T 589

Clinical Experience II

6

P T 626

Clinical Medicine IV

2

P T 627

Prevention & Wellness Education

3

P T 629

Clinical Medicine V

2

P T 676

Clinical Reasoning III

3

P T 679

Trends & Scholarly Activity

1-6

P T 680

Clinical Internship

11

Total Hours

121

Minimum Required Grade: C