Courses & Curriculum

Course Descriptions

A full list of course descriptions can be found in the MUSC Bulletin. Courses for the the DPT program are indicated with the prefix PT.

Curriculum

 

     
Year  Semester  Course Credit Hours
1 Summer PT*700  Foundations of Physical Therap 2
    PT*705 Movement Science 3
    PT*705L Surface Anatomy Lab 1
    PT*718 Human Anatomy  5
    PT*764 Evidence Based Practice I 1
      Total Semester Hours 12
         
1 Fall PT*701 Neuroscience 4
    PT*712 Applied Physio and Nutrition 3
    PT*712L Applied Physio and Nutrition Lab 1
    PT*730 Musculoskeletal I 3
    PT*730L Musculoskeletal I Lab 3
    PT*752 Motor Development 2
      Total Semester Hours 16
         
1 Spring IP*711 IP Foundations & Teamstepps 1
    IP*TBD IP Concentration Course of choice 1
    PT*711 Clinical Pathophysiology
    PT*716 Biomechanical Analysis 1.5
    PT*724 Therapeutic Exercise 2
    PT*724L Therapeutic Exercise & Massage 1
    PT*731 Musculoskeletal II 3
    PT*731L Musculoskeletal II Lab  2
    PT*748 Pharmacology 1
      Total Semester Hours 15.5
         
2 Summer PT*725 Biophysical Agents Lab 1.5
    PT*727A Cardiovascular & Pulmonary A 2
    PT*727LA Cardiovascular/Pulmon PT LabA .5
    PT*732 Musculoskeletal III  3
    PT*732L Musculoskeletal III Lab 2
    PT*749 Healthcare Delivery 2
    PT*765 Evidence Based Practice II 1
      Electives var.
      Total Semester Hours 12
         
2 Fall PT*727B Cardiovascular & Pulmonary B 1
    PT*727LB Cardiovascular/Pulmon PT LabB .5
    PT*726L  Functional Mobility   1
    PT*728 Imaging/ Electrodiagnosis 2
    PT*733 Prosthetics and Orthotics 1.5
    PT*740 Clinical Practicum I* 8
    PT*751 Integumentary Physical Therapy 2
    PT*766 Evidence Based Practice III 1
      Electives var.
      *First 8 weeks of semester  
      Total Semester Hours 17
         
2 Spring PT*746 Health Promotion 2
    PT*755 Neuromuscular I 3
    PT*755L Neuromuscular I Lab 3
    PT*710 Adult Development & Aging 3
    PT*760 Pediatrics 3
    PT*760L Pediatrics Lab 1
      Electives var.
      Total Semester Hours 15
         
3 Summer PT*717 Differential Diagnosis 2
    PT*756 Neuromuscular II 3
    PT*756L Neuromuscular II Lab 2
    PT*761 Practice Management 2
    PT*762L Clin Reason/Practice Lab 1
      Electives var.
      Total Semester Hours 10
         
3 Fall PT*741 Clinical Practicum II* 10
    PT*742 Clinical Practicum III 10
    PT*767 Evidence Based Practice IV 1
      Total Semester Hours 21
         
3 Spring PT*743 Clinical Practicum IV 12
      Total Semester Hours 12
         
      Total Didactic Hours 91.5
      Total Clinical Hours 40
      Total Credit Hours 132.5

 

Electives

PT*720 Owning a Private Practice 1 hr. 
PT*729 Special Topics in Pediatrics 1 hr.