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DPT Sample Curriculum

Core Required Courses for Admission to the MU DPT *

(Core courses must be completed at a level of C or above)

Statistics (3 hrs) (e.g. MU Stats 1200, Stats 1300)
Chemistry I (4-5 hrs) (e.g. MU Chem 1320)
Physics I and II (8 hrs) (e.g. MU Physics 1210 & 1220)
General Biology with lab (4-5 hrs) (e.g. MU Bio 1010 & 1020 or MU Bio 1500)
Physiology with lab (4-5 hrs) (e.g. MU MPP 3202 or Bio 3700)
Medical Terminology (1 hr) (e.g. MU CDS 2190)
Anatomy (3 hrs) (e.g. MU PTH_AS 2201)


Professional Phase, MU DPT Curriculum**

First Year

Summer Semester

P&A 7222 Gross Human Anatomy (7)
PT 5110 Fundamentals of Physical Therapy (1)

Fall Semester

PT 5210 Applied Neurophysiology (3)
PT 5220 Biophysical Agents (3)
PT 5230 Clinical Evaluation and Procedures (4)
PT 5240 Foundation of Therapeutic Exercise (3)
PT 5250 Human Kinesiology (3)
PT 5260 Introduction to Clinical Education and PhysZOU I (1)

Spring Semester

PT 5310 Applied Therapeutic Exercise (3)
PT 5320 Clinical Kinesiology (3)
PT 5330 Clinical Pathophysiology (3)
PT 5340 Introduction to Clinical Education and PhysZOU II (1)
PT 5350 Introduction to Orthopedic Physical Therapy (3)
PT 5360 Pharmacology in Rehabilitation (2)
PT 5100 Intro to Interprofessional Practice (1)


Second Year

Summer Semester

PT 6410 Clinical Education I (5)

Fall Semester

PT 6510 Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy (3)
PT 6520 Evidence Based Practice (3)
PT 6530 Orthopedic Physical Therapy (3)
PT 6540 Pediatric Physical Therapy (4)
PT 6550 PhysZOU III (.5)
PT 6560 Rehabilitation of the Neurologically Impaired Adult (4)

Spring Semester

PT 6620 Case Management: Acute and Chronic Medical and Surgical Conditions (5)
PT 6630 Clinical Education II (6)
PT 6640 Diagnostic Imaging in Rehabilitation (3)
PT 6650 PhysZOU IV (.5)
PT 6660 Psychological Issues for Health Promotion (2)


Third Year

Summer Semester

PT 6710 Case Management: Neurological Impairments Across the Lifespan (5)
PT 6610 Assessment and Neuropsychology of Pain (1)

Fall Semester
PT 6810 Case Management: Geriatrics and Orthopedics (5)
PT 6820 Clinical Education III (6)
PT 6830 Health Policy and Leadership in Physical Therapy (2)
PT 6840 PhysZOU V (.5)
PT 6850 Professional Issues (3)

Spring Semester

PT 6910 Clinical Education IV (6)
PT 6920 PhysZOU VI and Professional Development Plan (.5)
PT 6930 Seminar in Physical Therapy (4)
PT 6940 Special Skills in Physical Therapy (1)


*All students are encouraged to contact the Health Professions Advising office: (573) 882-8011 or mushpadvising@missouri.edu for planning their program of study.
**Schedule intended as a sample only, and is subject to change.