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Curriculum

University of the Pacific

Doctor of Physical Therapy Curriculum

Students must complete a minimum of 100 units with a Pacific cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in order to earn the doctor of physical therapy degree.

  

FIRST YEAR

 

Fall

 

 

PTHR 311

Gross Human Anatomy

6 units

PTHR 312

Exercise Physiology in Physical Therapy

2 units

PTHR 313

Clinical Kinesiology I 

3 units

PTHR 314

Introduction to Physical Therapist Practice

1 unit

PTHR 316

Physical Therapy Examination & Evaluation

4 units

PTHR 318

Physical Therapy Patient Care Skills

1 unit

PTHR 319

Physical Agents

1 unit

Term Units:

  

18 units

 

 

 

Spring

 

 

PTHR 321

The Nervous System & Behavior

5 units

PTHR 323

Clinical Kinesiology II

3 units

PTHR 326

Therapeutic Exercise: Basic Theory & Application

4 units

PTHR 328

Research:  Theory & Application

2 units

PTHR 329

Pathophysiology

4 units

Term Units:

  

18 units

 

  

  

Summer

 

 

PTHR 332

Electrotherapy

2 units

PTHR 333

Analysis of Human Movement through the Life Span

3 units

PTHR 334

Medical Conditions and Screening for Medical Disease

4 units

PTHR 335

Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy

4 units

PTHR 336

Clinical Experience I

1 unit

PTHR 338

Clinical Experience II 

1 unit

PTHR 339

Motor Learning and Motor Control     

2 units

PTHR 398

Research Literature Review

1 unit

Term Units:

  

18 units

  

  

  

 

SECOND YEAR

 

Fall

 

 

PTHR 341

Integumentary Physical Therapy

1 unit

PTHR 342

Administration & Management of Physical Therapy Services I

2 units

PTHR 344

Neuromuscular Physical Therapy

5 units

PTHR 345

Advanced Clinical Problems I

1 unit

PTHR 346

Seminar

2 units

PTHR 347

Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy I

5 units

PTHR 351

Prosthetics & Orthotics

1 unit

Term Units:

  

17-18 units*

 

 

 

Spring

 

 

PTHR 343

Geriatric Physical Therapy      

1 unit

PTHR 352

Administration & Management of Physical Therapy Services II

2 unit

PTHR 353

Diagnostic Imaging for Physical Therapists 

2 unit

PTHR 354

Pediatric Physical Therapy

1 unit

PTHR 355

Advanced Clinical Problems II

1 unit

PTHR 356

Psychosocial Aspects of Illness & Disability

2 unit

PTHR 357

Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy II

2 unit

PTHR 358

Clinical Education and Professional Behavior

1 unit

PTHR 359

Clinical Internship I

4 unit

PTHR 381

Soft Tissue Mobilization and Taping

1 unit

Term Units:

  

17-18 units*

 

 

 

Summer

 

 

PTHR 368

Clinical Internship II

6 units

PTHR 369

Clinical Internship III

6 units

Term Units:

  

12-13 units*

 

 

 

  

Total Program Units:

100-103

* 1 unit electives may be offered as Graduate Independent Study courses or Special Topics courses.