Physical Therapy

  • SAR PT 756: Pediatrics
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: PT students only.
    This course is designed to improve student physical therapists' understanding, exposure, critical evaluation and integration of current best practice towards pediatric physical therapy clinical practice. The readings, class discussions and lab related activities will focus on increasing students' understanding of typical and atypical development, and how factors affect a child's motor performance across all environments. We will apply theoretical principles of motor control and neurological development to enhance understanding of typical motor development (briefly), as well as motor development in children with various diagnoses.
  • SAR PT 773: Comprehensive Clinical Reasoning
    Comprehensive Clinical Reasoning is a case based course taught in small tutorial groups using the problem based learning format. The course is intended to enhance integration of course content taught elsewhere in the curriculum within the context of a physical therapy case study. Students will be expected to use a variety of resources, ( i.e. current literature, text books) to solve complex patient cases. Issues to be discussed will include: streamlining the patient examination, clinical decision making, effective physical therapy intervention, likely prognosis, clinical teaching, the role of the PT in relation to other health care providers, issues involved in the delivery of physical therapy, including professionalism, interpersonal skills, communication, third party payers and ethics.
  • SAR PT 780: Academic Practicum
    The purpose of the Academic Practicum experience in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is to provide students with the opportunity to apply and enhance their knowledge and skill while completing a more in depth and practical experience in one of four areas of their choosing: education, clinical research, health promotion or health care management. Students collaborate with a mentor to design and implement the Practicum. The experience also provides for refinement and development of skills and behaviors in a wide variety of collateral areas not immediately associated with the primary content area.
  • SAR PT 781: Academic Practicum II
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: PT students only.
    The Academic Practicum experience provides students with the opportunity to apply and enhance their knowledge and skill while completing a more in depth and practical experience in one of four areas of their choosing: education, health promotion, clinical research or health care management. Students will implement and complete the project initially developed during Academic Practicum I course.
  • SAR PT 790: Clinical Exp Pt
  • SAR PT 791: Clinical Education Experience 1
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: PT students only.
    This is the first of three full-time clinical experiences in the DPT curriculum. It is designed to focus on the synthesis of knowledge, skills and behaviors learned in the classroom and laboratory, and addressed during the integrated clinical experiences. Students are expected to demonstrate the ability to make sound clinical decisions in the management of non-complex patient problems in a moderately paced environment. Students are supervised in clinical and community settings by qualified physical therapists.
  • SAR PT 792: Clinical Education Experience 2
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: PT students only.
    This is the second of three full-time clinical education experiences in the DPT curriculum. It is designed to focus on the synthesis of knowledge, skills and behaviors learned in the classroom, laboratory and addressed throughout the first 5 semesters of the DPT program. Students are expected to demonstrate the ability to make sound clinical decisions in the management of non-complex patient problems in a moderately paced environment. Students are supervised in clinical and community settings by qualified physical therapists.
  • SAR PT 793: Clinical Education Internship
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: PT students only.
    This is the third of three full-time clinical experiences in the DPT curriculum. It is designed to focus on the synthesis of knowledge, skills and behaviors learned throughout the first 6 semesters of the DPT program. Students are expected to demonstrate the ability to make sound clinical decisions in the management of patient problems in a moderately paced environment. Students are supervised in clinical and community settings by qualified physical therapists.
  • SAR PT 794: Clinical Education Seminar III
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SAR PT792
    This course is the final in a series of three seminars related to clinical education experiences of students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. The content is rooted in professional behaviors, ethics, and the core values of accountability, altruism, compassion/ caring, excellence, integrity, professional duty, and social responsibility in the practice of physical therapy. The seminars are designed to bridge clinical and classroom experiences in these areas through the use of discussion, reflective learning, real-life examples, and collaborative learning. Some information covered in previous seminars will be explored again in light of additional clinical experience in a different setting. In addition, this final course will also provide tools to assist the student with the transition to becoming a professional physical therapist including attaining licensure and employment and developing a plan for ongoing professional development.
  • SAR PT 900: Neuro Residency
  • SAR PT 901: Neuro Residency