First Year

Semester I

CASBI105: Introductory Biology for Health Sciences

Principles of biology; emphasis on cellular structure, genetics, microbiology, development, biochemistry, metabolism, and immunology. This course is appropriate for non-majors and students in the health and paramedical sciences (Sargent College). Students may not receive credit for CAS BI 105 if CAS BI 108 has already been passed. Three hours lecture, two hours lab. Carries natural science divisional credit (with lab) in CAS.

CASCH171: Principles of General Chemistry

Introduction to chemistry: separation and purification of matter, atomic theory, structure of atoms, molecules and chemical bonding, chemical formulas, equations, stoichiometry; water, solutions, concentration, acids, bases, pH and buffers; gases; reaction kinetics and equilibrium, and radioactivity. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, one hour prelab lecture, and three hours lab. Carries natural science divisional credit (with lab) in CAS.

CASWR100: Writing Seminar

Topic-based seminar in academic reading and writing. Attention to reading and analyzing primary and secondary sources, argumentation, prose style, revision, and citation. Significant writing and individual conferences.

SARHP150: Freshman Year Experience

This course is designed to provide an orientation to freshmen about the college experience. Expectations, guidelines and resources will be made available to aid freshmen in making informed decisions about the quality of their education while clarifying and enhancing the students' experiences with the Boston University community. Interaction with faculty advisors and peer mentors is provided.

SARHP151: Introduction to the Health and Rehabilitation Professions

Freshmen Seminar. Exploration of the roles and functions of the health and rehabilitation disciplines. Introduction to the health care system and its impact on society. Sargent students only.

Semester II

CASBI106: Human Anatomy

Intensive preprofessional course for students whose programs require anatomy. Not for biology concentration credit. Gross structure of the human body; skeletal, muscular, nervous, respiratory, circulatory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Three hours lecture, two hours lab (lab requires dissection). Carries natural science divisional credit (with lab) in CAS.

CASCH172: Principles of Organic and Biochemistry

Organic chemistry: structure, stereochemistry, and reactions of carbon compounds; emphasis on compounds of biochemical interest: polysaccharides, lipids, nucleic acids, and proteins. Biochemistry: structure and function of molecules of biological importance; metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, and amino acids. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, one hour prelab lecture, and three hours lab. Carries natural science divisional credit (with lab) in CAS. CAS CH 171 combined with CAS CH 172 is intended as a terminal sequence.

CASPS101: General Psychology

Basic introduction to field of psychology; topics include theories and findings governing learning, memory, perception, development, personality, social and abnormal psychology. Three hours large lecture and one hour discussion section or three hours of small lecture class with no discussion sections. Requirements vary. Students are required to participate as subjects in psychology studies. Carries social science divisional credit in CAS.

SARAT205: Athletic Training Practicum I

Initial exposure to the role and skills of an athletic trainer. Includes certification in Emergency Cardiac Care. 1 credit

SARHS201: Introduction to Nutrition

Reviews basic concepts in nutrition including the function of nutrients and the effects of deficiencies and excesses. These basic concepts are then applied to current issues throughout the lifecycle including the role of diet in malnutrition, heart disease, cancer, diabetes,and weight management. Dietary guidelines for prevention of chronic disease are stressed.

PDP (Physical Education Credit Class) (1 credit)

Second Year

Semester I

CASBI211: Human Physiology

Some knowledge of chemistry and anatomy assumed. Not for concentration credit; Biology concentrators should take CAS BI 315. Introduction to principles of systemic mammalian physiology with special reference to humans. Three hours lecture, three hours lab.

SARAT304: Athletic Training Practicum II

This clinical course integrates the fundamental principles of patient care, evidence-based practice, cultural competence, ethical decision making, and communication with students' clnical education experiences completed under the supervision and guidance of a preceptor. The required clinical education experience must be between 80 and 120 hours.

SARAT355: Foundations of Athletic Training

This is the first course in a two- part series on exam and diagnosis, focusing on acute care in athletic training. Emphasis will be placed on the role of the athletic trainer in prevention, diagnosis, and referral of patients in acute distress. This course lays the foundation of evaluation with concentration on primary and secondary surveys particularly during emergency situations. Clinical decision making and hands-on skills are emphasized.

SARHP412: Abnormal Behavior in Rehabilitation

Survey of theory, research, and therapeutic interventions related to the rehabilitation of persons with psychiatric disabilities. Presents an overview of maladaptive problems in living from personal, biological, social, and environmental perspectives. Emphasizes issues of special relevance to health and rehabilitation professionals. 4 credits, 1st semester

Choice of Statistics Course:

CASMA113: Elementary Statistics

MA 113 may not be taken for credit by any student who has completed any MA course numbered 300 or higher. Students may receive credit for not more than one of the following courses: CAS MA 113, MA 115, or MA 213. Basic concepts of estimation and tests of hypotheses, ideas from probability; one-, two-, and multiple-sample problems. Applications in social sciences. Primarily for students in the social sciences who require a one-semester introduction to statistics; others should consider CAS MA 115 or MA 213. Carries MCS divisional credit in CAS.

CASMA115: Statistics I

MA 115 may not be taken for credit by any student who has completed any MA course numbered 300 or higher. Students may receive credit for not more than one of the following courses: CAS MA 113, MA 115, or MA 213. Numerical and graphical summaries of univariate and bivariate data. Basic probability, random variables, binomial distribution, normal distribution. One-sample statistical inference for normal means and binomial probabilities. Primarily for students in the social sciences with limited mathematics preparation.Carries MCS divisional credit in CAS.

CASMA213: Basic Statistics and Probability

Students may receive credit for not more than one of the following courses: CAS MA 113, MA 115, or MA 213. Elementary treatment of probability densities, means, variances, correlation, independence, the binomial distribution, the central limit theorem. Stresses understanding and theoretical manipulation of statistical concepts. Carries MCS divisional credit in CAS.

CASPS211: Introduction to Experimental Design in Psychology

Introduction to logic and methodology of univariate statistics with relevance to psychology. Topics include descriptive statistics, data representation, statistical inference, probability and significance, correlation and regression, and non parametric analyses. Does not count toward nine principal course requirement for majors.

Semester II

SARAT305: Athletic Training Practicum III

This clinical course builds on content covered in AT 304: Athletic Training Practicum I with a focus on integrating foundations of professional practice, principles of patient care, and evidence-based practice, with students' clinical experiences completed under the supervision and guidance of a preceptor. The required clinical education experience must be between 80 and 120 hours.

SARAT356: Examination and Diagnosis of Orthopedic Conditions

Evaluation and diagnosis of patients with upper and lower extremity orthopedic conditions; also includes immediate management of orthopedic injuries.

SARHP252: Health and Disability Across the Lifespan

Overview of healthy development across the lifespan followed by an examination of common conditions that typically begin in certain stages. Each condition will be examined for its individual, group and systemic impacts.

SARHS369: Gross Human Anatomy

Integrative approach to the musculoskeletal, peripheral nervous, and circulatory systems of the human body. Regional approach is used to present lectures with the use of projected drawings, films, slides, and demonstrations. Weekly labs reinforce the lectures by a study of osteology, dissected cadavers, and live anatomy palpations.

Summer

CASPY105: Elementary Physics 1

The CAS PY 105/106 sequence satisfies premedical requirements; presupposes knowledge of algebra and trigonometry. Principles of classical and modern physics, mechanics, conservation laws, and heat. Students must register for three sections: a lecture section, a discussion section, and a laboratory section. Carries natural science divisional credit (with lab) in CAS.

CASPY106: Elementary Physics 2

The CAS PY 105/106 sequence satisfies premedical requirements; presupposes knowledge of algebra and trigonometry. Principles of classical and modern physics; electricity and magnetism, waves, optics, light, atomic and nuclear physics. Students must register for three sections: a lecture section, discussion section, and laboratory section. Carries natural science divisional credit (with lab) in CAS.

Third Year

Semester I

SARAT404: Clinical Athletic Training I

Continued athletic training experience under the supervision and guidance of a program-approved health provider in an approved setting. This course includes content relating to examination of the head and spine and situational orthopedic and taping assessments. The required clinical education experience must be between 156 and 244 hours.

SARHP353: Organization and Delivery of Health Care in the U.S.

The focus of this interdisciplinary course is on increasing the student's understanding of the health care system, the social, environmental, and behavioral factors that affect health care, and on increasing the student's ability to work in interdisciplinary teams. The student will actively engage in individual work, group discussion and teamwork through written, oral, and web site assignments.

SARHP531: Clinical Medicine I

An overview of tissue response to injury, pain transmission, and pharmacology provide the foundation from which students will learn about physical agents and specific conditions from a medical perspective. Students will become familiar with the theoretical and practical application of physical agents as it relates to tissue response to injury and pain control. The laboratory portion of this course emphasizes safe and effective application of these modalities using a problem-solving approach to treatment planning and implementation. This course also exposes students to typical surgical techniques used in musculoskeletal disorders of the upper extremity and links those interventions to athletic training and physical therapy practice.

SARHS342: Exercise Physiology

Application of physiological principles under different exercise conditions. Integration of the body systems in performance of exercise, work and sports; immediate and long-range effects of these activities on the body. Laboratory includes the measurement of physiological parameters under exercise conditions.

Semester II

SARAT405: Clinical Athletic Training II

Continued athletic training experience under the supervision and guidance of a program-approved health provider in an approved setting. This course includes content relating to the examination and management of patients with non-orthopedic conditions. A focus on developing proficiency in the examination of patients with orthopedic conditions is accomplished via situational orthopedic assessments. The required clinical education experience must be between 156 and 244 hours.

SARAT430: Orthopedic Rehabilitation

This course will identify various approaches to assessing patients of all levels of function and implementing appropriate, evidence-based, interventions aimed at improving and enhancing that level of function throughout a performance spectrum.

SARHP532: Clinical Medicine II

This course introduces the athletic training and physical therapy student to the normal and abnormal physiology of different body systems, differential diagnoses in common medical conditions, and common orthopedic surgical management of the lower extremity. Factors associated with those body systems that influence AT or PT examination and intervention will be discussed. Also discussed is when referral to other practitioners is recommended and required.

SARHP560: General Medicine Practicum

This course provides students with intensive exposure to the practice of general medicine and isThis course provides students with intensive exposure to the practice of general medicine and is designed to augment the content of HP 532: Clinical Medicine II. Students will observe a health care practitioner (MD, DO, PA, NP) in the delivery of general medicine services. designed to augment the content of HP 532: Clinical Medicine II. Students will observe a health care practitioner (MD, DO, PA, NP) in the delivery of general medicine services. Requires recent TB test.

SARHP572: Principles of Evidence-Based Practice (3)

Summer

SARPT515: Physical Therapy Examination

This course is designed to teach the process of physical therapy examination. The Nagi and ICF models of disablement will be utilized to develop a general framework for physical therapy examination across systems. The patient management model as outlined in the "Guide to PT Practice" will be introduced to provide a process for gathering information. Students will learn to identify disability level problems as well as functional limitations through patient history. Historical information will direct the examination. Analysis of functional tasks will be performed and used to develop hypotheses and direct impairment level testing. Students will learn to perform impairment level tests across systems. The process of establishing relationships between disabilities, functional limitations, and impairments will be introduced. The interaction of the individual, the task, and the environment will be emphasized. Students will be introduced to interventions that target task and environmental constraints. Medical terminology and methods of documentation will be incorporated.

SARPT520: Functional Anatomy

This course builds on a previous knowledge of human musculoskeletal anatomy to examine human movement. Principles of biomechanics, connective tissue behavior and muscle physiology will be integrated with joint structure and function to form the basis of understanding normal and pathological movement.

Fourth Year

Semester I

SARAT432: Organization and Administration of Athletic Training

An overview of administrative concepts and organization of health care facilities that provide athletic training services. A problem-solving approach to facility design, fiscal management, insurance and legal issues is used.

SARHP504: Clinical Athletic Training III

Continued athletic training experience under the supervision of a program-approved health care provider in an approved setting. The academic portion of this class includes content in advanced situational assessments, development of career enhancement skills, mental health issues, and conditions unique to special populations. Additionally this course incorporates content designed to integrate students in DPT clinical education. Minimum of 50 hours of clinical experience required. This course meets with AT 504.

SARPT511: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary System I

This course reviews the anatomy and physiology of the cardiopulmonary system. This course will highlight the adult and pediatric dysfunctions of the cardiopulmonary system, medical and surgical care of this patient population, and the appropriate physical therapy interventions. Emphasis is placed on patient evaluation, medical assessment, treatment planning, and the performance of the appropriate procedures. In addition, patient compliance issues, ethical and legal aspects of physical therapy care, and the health care professional's own cardiopulmonary function will be addressed. Current research will be introduced throughout the course as appropriate.

SARPT521: Musculoskeletal System I

This course is the first in a series of three for the musculoskeletal system. It is designed to provide the student with the necessary skills for prevention, examination, evaluation, and intervention of musculoskeletal impairments of posture and the upper extremity joints. The student will learn a systems approach to patient care. Specifically, this course will teach the student how to determine which impairments are related to specific functional limitations and disabilities of the individual with upper extremity disorders. It will consider upper extremity impairments throughout the life span, as well as throughout the natural history (acute through chronic) of the problem. An eclectic approach to interventions will be stressed.

Semester II

SARHP505: Clinical Athletic Training IV

Continued athletic training experience under the supervision and guidance of an approved health care provider in an approved setting. Course meets periodically for formal competency development. Minimum of 50 hours of clinical experience is required. This course meets with AT 505.

SARPT512: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary System II

This course is designed to expand the student's knowledge of cardiovascular and pulmonary systems as well as cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy. The student will gain an in-depth understanding of physical therapy examination, intervention, and management of peripheral vascular disease, wound care, prosthetic management for amputations, and cardiopulmonary disease. Laboratory sessions will facilitate the students understanding of lecture material and provide them with hands on physical therapy skills needed to care for patients with the above disorders. Current literature will be the basis for all lecture and lab sessions.

SARPT522: Musculoskeletal System II

This course is the second in a series of 3 for the musculoskeletal systems. It is designed to provide the student with the necessary skills for prevention, examination, evaluation, and intervention of musculoskeletal disorders of the lower extremities. The student will build upon the systems approach to patient care. Specifically, this course will teach the student how to determine which impairments are related to specific functional limitations and disabilities of the individual with lower extremity disorders. It will consider lower extremity disorders throughout the life span, as well as throughout the natural history (acute through chronic) of the problem. An eclectic approach to interventions will be stressed. Laboratory sessions will develop the student's skills in examination and intervention techniques to address lower extremity musculoskeletal disorders.

SARPT551: Neuroscience for Physical Therapy Students

This course is designed to serve as an introduction to the normal development and function of the nervous system. It is assumed that you have a basic understanding of anatomy & physiology (e.g. cell structure, ionic exchange, and action potentials). This is a basic science course that serves as a building block for successive clinical courses.

SARPT565: Integrated Clinical Experience II

This is the second in a series of two courses which will continue to integrate course content taught in the DPT curriculum with clinical experiences incorporating all components of the patient/client management model. Through review of patient records, patient interviews, and observation and treatment of non-complex patients or diagnoses, students will develop skills in the process of clinical decision making, obtaining patient data, and treatment progression. This course will be closely aligned with concomitant academic preparation to enable students to practice recently learned skills in a clinical environment. Additionally, the student will begin to understand clinical teaching, the role of the PT in relation to other health care providers, and issues involved in the delivery of physical therapy, including professionalism, interpersonal skills, communication, and law and ethics.

Summer

SARHP791: Clinical Experience: AT

This is the first of three full-time clinical experiences in the DPT curriculum combined with the final athletic training experience. It is designed to focus on the synthesis of knowledge, skills and behaviors learned in the classroom, 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/athletic trainers.

Fifth Year

Semester I

SARHP662: Evidence Based Practice II

This course is the second in a series of two courses on Evidence Based Practice for physical therapy students. It is designed to develop essential skills for conducting evidence-based practice. There are about three forms of evidence supporting clinical practice, that is, 1) experience from clinical practice, 2) patient values and goals, and 3) the evidence that comes from the research literature. It takes skill combining these sources of evidence into effective and efficient physical therapy and athletic training practice. This course enhances the student's ability to formulate answerable clinical questions, search relevant research literature, analyze the validity of the outcomes reported in these studies, and combine the outcomes of different research studies in the form of a research synthesis (i.e., critical review and meta-analysis). Literature addressing clinical issues of intervention, diagnosis, and prognosis will be used throughout to illustrate the arguments.

SARPT550: Scientific Basis of Human Movement

This course provides an overview of current theory and data that address the question of how humans select, perform, and learn skilled actions. Students will learn to apply basic principles of sensorimotor coordination and control to physical therapy evaluation and intervention planning, and learn how these principles can be used to guide treatment of dysfunctional movements, regardless of the type of underlying disease/injury, impairment, activity limitation or participation restriction. Emphasis will be placed on: (1) understanding how movements emerge from the interaction of individual, task, and environmental constraints; and (2) understanding the resources that the individual brings to any given skilled action (biomechanical, neuromuscular, sensory, cognitive and cardiopulmonary systems). The basic systems approach proposed by Bernstein for an adequate motor control theory will be used as a way to critique theories currently used as a basis for physical therapy, and to introduce the concepts of system constraints and of dynamical systems theory. The ways in which the constraints/dynamics approach can be integrated with the disablement model adopted by the APTA in its clinical practice guidelines (the World Health Organization's ICF model) will be identified. The results will allow the student to gain insight into how to conceptualize a holistic model of the factors that influence the patient's behavior, identify causes of problems, and learn a thought process for evaluation and treatment.

SARPT634: Diagnostic Procedures for Rehabilitation Professionals

This course will identify and describe various modes of imaging techniques and tests used in medical practice for the neuromusculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and pulmonary systems. The process of diagnosis in the context of the physical therapist's practice will be discussed. Identification of basic radiological pathology and tests results that directly impact physical therapy care and prognostication will be emphasized, as well as integration of test/imaging results in the physical therapy evaluation and plan of care. Correlation of test results with clinical examination findings will be emphasized to allow the student to engage in professional dialogue with other health care providers, including collaboration with radiologists. Diagnostic procedures covered in the course will include but not be limited to: X-ray, CT scan, MRI, bone scan, fluoroscopy, PET, SPECT, EMG/NCV, ECG, echocardiogram, thallium scan, exercise testing, cardiac catheterization, angiogram, MRA, CBC, electrolytes, lipid profiles, cardiac enzymes, and oncology markers.

SARPT652: Neurological System I

The purpose of this course is to provide the students with a foundation for examining, evaluating, and determining appropriate interventions for individuals who have movement dysfunction secondary to neurological deficits. Students will learn the key elements of the neurological examination and its basis in functional neuroanatomy. Students will become skilled in conducting a neurological examination which is guided by the pathophysiology, patient history, and functional deficits associated with or resulting from disease or injury to the nervous system. Emphasis will also be placed on understanding normal and impaired movement through discussion of current motor control and motor learning theories. The Nagi and ICF models of disablement will be used as frameworks for examining and evaluating movement dysfunction and for developing a plan of care.

SARPT691: Clinical Education Seminar I

This course is the first in a series of three seminars related to clinical education experiences of students in the Doctoral of Physical Therapy Program. The content is rooted in professional behaviors, ethics, and the core values of accountability, compassion/ caring, integrity, and professional duty, 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 from clinical experiences, case studies, and collaborative learning. This first course/seminar will also provide tools to assist the student with choosing and maximizing future clinical experiences.

Semester II

SARPT623: Musculoskeletal System III

This course is designed to provide the student with the necessary skills for prevention, examination, evaluation, and intervention of musculoskeletal disorders of the spine and TM joints. It is the third in a series of musculoskeletal based classes and will complete the required musculoskeletal content of the PT program. The student will learn an evidence-based and systems approach to patient care. Specifically, this course will teach the student how to determine which impairments are related to specific functional limitations and disabilities of the individual with spinal disorders. It will consider spinal impairments throughout the life span as well as throughout the natural history of the problem. An eclectic approach to interventions will be stressed along with current literature findings.

SARPT653: Neurological System II

This course is a continuation of Examination and Treatment of Neurological Systems I and emphasizes evidence based physical therapy management for people who have specific neurological disorders. In PT652, a general foundation was developed for examining, evaluating, and determining appropriate interventions for individuals who have movement dysfunction secondary to neurological deficits. PT 653 will build on the foundation developed in PT 652 by considering how specific neurological disorders guide physical therapy practice. The course will focus on pathophysiology, examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, plan of care, intervention, and expected outcomes for commonly encountered diagnoses in neurorehabilitation such as Multiple Sclerosis, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Parkinson's Disease, and Cerebral Palsy. Common diagnostic groups are chosen with the intent of enhancing specific knowledge as well as developing a general problem solving approach that applies to any type of neurological diagnosis. The included diagnoses will illustrate how decision-making in physical therapy takes into account issues of age (life span), natural history, stage in the disease process, and nature (stable vs. progressive) of specific neurological disorders. Students will learn to develop a plan for examination, including the most sensitive and specific standardized examination tools, and to develop a plan of care that is specific to various diagnostic groups and that is based on current evidence.

SARPT681: Academic Practicum I

The Academic Practicum I 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 identify an area of interest and collaborate with a mentor to design and begin implementation of a project that extends over two semesters.

SARPT692: Clinical Education Seminar II

This course is the second in a series of three seminars related to clinical education experiences. 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 from clinical experiences, case studies, and collaborative learning. This course will also provide tools to assist the student with choosing and maximizing future clinical experiences.

Summer

SARPT792: Clinical Education Experience 2

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.

Sixth Year

Semester I

SARHP770: Health Care Management - PT

This course will instruct and reinforce students in the fundamental theories and skills of health care management for the physical therapist. The course is designed for the student who intends to be a full-time clinician, with acknowledgement that leaders in the health care environment rarely are able to ignore sound management principles for long. Many health and rehabilitation professionals will assume the role of a manager or have supervisory responsibilities during the course of their career, often sooner than expected. This course develops and enhances the students' understanding of the health care system, the social and economic forces affecting the health care system, and its ability to function effectively. Additionally, the course will prepare students to enter the workforce by introducing them to a variety of tools and experiences that will enable them to manage organizations, programs, resources, and people more effectively. Emphasis in this course is on US policies and legislation, managing human resources, marketing, technology and information, accounting and finance, quality, and measuring performance. The course is largely based on a discussion/lecture format, with significant content being taught by guests who are experts in their fields. Students will learn and experience management skills first hand through class experiences and projects.

SARPT756: Pediatrics

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.

SARPT773: 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.

SARPT781: Academic Practicum II

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.

SARPT794: Clinical Education Seminar III

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.

Semester II

SARPT793: Clinical Education Internship

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.

Elective Requirements:

2 Humanities electives (in addition to WR 100) (8 cr)

1 PDP (Physical Education Credit Classes)