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"I chose Upstate because the environment was very welcoming and it seemed like a great environment to learn. The faculty are great and willing to help anyone."
— Kristina Wulff

Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

First Year

Summer Session Credit Hours
PHYT 601 Gross Anatomy 6
PHYT 602 Professional Behaviors 3
Total 9
Fall Session Credit Hours
PHYT 611 Bioscience I 5
PHYT 615 Interventions I 3
PHYT 621 Foundations of Patient/Client Management 3
PHYT 625 Movement Analysis & Patient/Client Management I 4
PHYT 642 Research Methods 2
Total 17
Spring Semester Credit Hours
PHYT 604 Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy 3
PHYT 605 Neuroscience 6
PHYT 612 Bioscience II 2
PHYT 616 Interventions II 2
PHYT 626 Movement Analysis & Patient/Client Management II 4
Total 17

Second Year

Summer Session Credit Hours
PHYT 631 Patient/Client Management: Adult Neurological Disorders 3
PHYT 632 Patient/Client Management: The Spine 2
PHYT 644 Physiology of Exercise 2
Total 7
Fall Session Credit Hours
PHYT 636 Patient/Client Management: Acquired Conditions 3
PHYT 641 Teaching & Learning in PT 2
PHYT 661 Clinical Experience I 8
Total 13
Spring Semester Credit Hours
Elective 1-3
PHYT 618 Interventions III 3
PHYT 634 Patient/Client Management: Developmental Disabilities 3
PHYT 643 Critical Inquiry 1
PHYT 646 Patient/Client Management:Orthopedics 3
PHYT 647 Psychosocial Aspects of Patient Care 2
PHYT 648 Imaging 2
Total 15 - 18

Third Year

Summer Session Credit Hours
Elective 1-3
PHYT 650 Integumentary Management 1
PHYT 662 Clinical Experience II 8
Total 9 - 12
Fall Session Credit Hours
Elective 1-3
PHYT 635 Patient/Client Management: Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Disorders 3
PHYT 651 Applied Clinical Decision Making 2
PHYT 652 Management Principles 3
PHYT 653 Medical Ethics for Physical Therapists 2
PHYT 654 Gerontology for Physical Therapists 2
Total 12 - 15
Spring Semester Credit Hours
PHYT 663 Clinical Experience III 10
PHYT 664 Clinical Experience IV 10
Total 20

Minimum number of credits: 121 (includes 3 required credits of electives).
Students may take up to 9 credits of electives for a total of 127.

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