Curriculum Tracks & Courses for the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

Physical therapy faculty member works with students in anatomy lab.

Beginning in the 2025-2026 academic year, the residential format of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program will transition from 9 semesters to 8 semesters.

Please note that all students admitted before fall 2025 will complete the original 9-semester course of study.

Curriculum Tracks

MUSC’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program curriculum is designed using curriculum tracks. These tracks are structured educational pathways within the broader curriculum that guide students through a specific area of study or professional development. Tracks provide a clear course sequence that builds on each other, ensuring students develop foundational knowledge before advancing to more complex concepts. This structured progression helps students acquire the necessary skills and knowledge systematically.

Curriculum Schedule