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Physical Therapy (D.P.T)

Program Requirements for 2014-2015 Catalog Year

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  1. Required courses (105 hrs)
    • PHT 5109 Movement Science I (7)
    • PHT 5109L Movement Science I Laboratory (1)
    • PHT 6393 Movement Science II (6)
    • PHT 6393L Movement Science II Laboratory (2)
    • PHT 6395 Movement Science III (4)
    • PHT 6395L Movement Science III Laboratory (1)
    • PHT 5353 Medical Diagnostics and Pharmacology I- Introduction to Pharmacology and Imaging (2)
    • PHT 7070 Medical Diagnostics and Pharmacology II- Diagnostic Imaging (3)
    • PHT 7352 Medical Diagnostics and Pharmacology III- Pharmacology (3)
    • PHT 6009 Medical Diagnostics and Pharmacology IV- Diagnostic Testing (3)
    • PHT 5205C Introduction to Physical Therapy Practice (2)
    • PHT 6394 Physical Therapy Practice I (2)
    • PHT 6394L PT Practice I Laboratory (2)
    • PHT 6396 Physical Therapy Practice II (3)
    • PHT 6396L PT Practice II Laboratory (2)
    • PHT 6397 Physical Therapy Practice III (3)
    • PHT 6397L PT Practice III Laboratory (2)
    • PHT 6398 Physical Therapy Practice IV (5)
    • PHT 6398L PT Practice IV Laboratory (2)
    • PHT 7390 Physical Therapy Practice V (5)
    • PHT 7390L PT Practice V Laboratory (2)
    • PHT 7399C Physical Therapy Practice VI (2)
    • PHT 6026 Professional Development Seminar I: Intro to Physical Therapy (2)
    • PHT 6412 Professional Development Seminar II: Teaching and Learning (3)
    • PHT 6413 Professional Development Seminar III: Sociocultural Influences (3)
    • PHT 6527 Professional Development Seminar IV: Management, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship in Health Care (3)
    • PHT 6507 Professional Development Seminar V: Medical Spanish for Physical Therapists (1)
    • PHT 7528 Professional Development Seminar VI: Legal and Ethical Considerations in Health Care Policy and Practice (3)
    • PHT 7529 Professional Development Seminar VII: Preparation for Entering & Growing in the Profession (2)
    • PHT 5860 Introductory Clinical Experience (1)
    • PHT 6822 Clinical Education I (3)
    • PHT 6941 Clinical Education II (3)
    • PHT 6942 Clinical Education III (3)
    • PHT 7946 APP PT-Clinical Education IV (3)
    • PHT 7947 APP PT-Clinical Education V (3)
    • PHT 5016 Professional Writing and Literature Review (2)
    • PHT 6606 Application of Physical Therapy Principles - Critical Inquiry (3)
    • PHT 6607 Application of Physical Therapy Principles - Applied Critical Inquiry (3)

  2. Restricted Electives (10 hrs)

    1. Select one of the following:
      • PHT 6906 Independent Study I (3)
      • PHT 6971 Independent Research I (3)
    2. Select one of the following:
      • PHT 6907 Independent Study II (2)
      • PHT 6972 Independent Research II (2)
    3. Select one of the following:
      • PHT 7908 Independent Study III (2)
      • PHT 7973 Independent Research III (2)
    4. Select one of the following:
      • PHT 7909 Independent Study IV (2)
      • PHT 7974 Independent Research IV (2)
    5. Select one of the following:
      • PHT 7910 Independent Study V (1)
      • PHT 7975 Independent Research V (1)
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED: 115 HRS

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Successfully complete a cumulative personal /professional portfolio.
  • Successfully complete all Clinical Education Courses.
  • Perform at Entry Level in all Criteria of the Professional Behaviors Plan.
  • Complete Psychomotor Skills Log.
  • Apply for graduation per university guidelines and timeline.
  • Meet all FGCU Graduate Student requirements for graduation.

Progression Requirements

  • Students must follow a Program of Study approved by the student's faculty advisor.
  • Students must receive a grade of "B" ("S" if applicable) or better on all courses within the program curriculum.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for all coursework taken in the Physical Therapy curriculum.
  • A student must perform at the appropriate level of generic abilities and criteria as outlined in the Professional Behaviors Plan.