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Physical Therapy (DPT) - Curricular Plan

(HEGIS: , CIP: 51.2308 Physical Therapy/Therapist)

School of Public Health and Health Professions

501 Kimball Tower
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-3079

Sue Ann Sisto
Rehabilitation Science Department Chair

Kirkwood Personius
Program Director

Juli Wylegala
Director of Clinical Education

Douglas Frye
Associate Director of Clinical Education

MaryAnn Venezia
Program Coordinator

Associated Subjects

Curricular Plan

A Curricular Plan provides a roadmap for completing this academic program and the UB Curriculum on time. Your actual plan may vary depending on point of entry to the university, course placement and/or waivers based on standardized test scores, earned alternative credit and/or college transfer credit.

All students are encouraged to use this plan in conjunction with other academic planning resources such as your academic advisor, the HUB Academic Advisement Report, My Planner and Path Finder tool.

In addition to following this course roadmap, all other admission and academic requirements of this major as listed in the Undergraduate Catalog must be met in order to successfully complete this degree.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester
Course Category Credit
UB Seminar UBS 3
CHE 101LLR General Chemistry & CHE 113 Lab M/SLI1 5
MTH 121LR Surv Calculus & Appl 1 M/MQR 4
PUB 101LEC Introduction to Public Health M/P 3
Total Credits: 15
Spring Semester
Course Category Credit
CHE 102LLR General Chemistry & CHE 114 Lab M 5
STA 119 M 4
NTR 108LEC Human Nutrition M/SLI2 3
ENG 105LEC Writing and Rhetoric CL1 4
Total Credits: 16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
Course Category Credit
PHY 101LR College Physics M 4
PHY 151LAB College Physics Lab 1 M 1
ES 207LLB Human Form and Function M 4
PSY 101LEC Introductory Psychology M 3
PHI 237LR Medical Ethics: Values in Med M/P 3
Total Credits: 15
Spring Semester
Course Category Credit
PHY 102LR College Physics M 4
PHY 152LAB College Physics Lab 2 M 1
PGY 300LEC Human Physiology M 4
ES 200LEC Intro to Exercise Science M/P 3
Pathway and Diversity Learning DIV/P 3
Total Credits: 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester
Course Category Credit
ES 442LEC Intro to Ex Sci Lab Techniques M 1
ES 380LEC Exercise Physiology M 3
ES 300LEC Theory of Athletic Injury M 3
ES 342LEC Neuroscience 1 M 3
ES 344LEC Neuroanatomy 1 M 1
Pathway P 3
Total Credits: 14
Spring Semester
Course Category Credit
ES 310LLR Practical Applic in Ex Science M 4
ES 370LLB Biomechanics 1 M 4
ES 330LEC Lifespan Physiology M/P 3
UBC 399 UB Capstone CAP 1
ENG 358 or Equivalent CL2 3
Total Credits: 15
Summer Semester
Course Category Credit
PAS 407LLB Gross Human Anatomy M 6
Total Credits: 6

Senior Year

Fall Semester
Course Category Credit
PT 501LEC Professional Development I M 1
PT 503LEC Med Science 1 M 3
PT 506LS Pain Management M 3
CHB 550LR Pub Hlth Popultn Wellbng or ES 510LLR EX Assess and Prescription M or M 3 or 3
PT 509LLB Foundations of PT 1 M 5
PT 511LLT Exercise Prescription for Disabling Conditions M 3
Total Credits: 18
Spring Semester
Course Category Credit
PT 502LEC Professional Development II M 1
PT 504SEM Medicine 2 M 3
PT 505LEC Evidence Based Practice I M 1
PT 510LLB Foundations of PT 2 M 4
PT 601LLR Musculoskeletal PT 1 M 6
PT 611LLB Foundations of PT 3 M 3
Total Credits: 18

Fifth Year

Fall Semester
Course Category Credit
PT 508SLL Cardiopulmonary PT M 5
PT 602LLR Musculoskeletal PT 2 M 6
PT 603SLL Neuromuscular PT 1 M 6
PT 512TUT Clinical Experience 1 M 4
Total Credits: 21
Spring Semester
Course Category Credit
PT 604LLR Neuromuscular PT 2 M 4
PT 605SEM Interprofessional Case Managem M 3
PT 607LEC Professional Development III M 1
PT 608LS Evidence Based Practice II M 2
PT 612LLB Integumentary PT M 4
PT 613TUT Clinical Experience 2 M 4
Total Credits: 18

Sixth Year

Fall Semester
Course Category Credit
PT 701LR MG for Rehab Professional M 4
PT 703SR Critical Analysis M 4
PT 705LLB Pediatric Physical Therapy M 4
PT 707LEC Professional Development IV M 2
PT 614TUT Clinical Internship M 6
Total Credits: 20
Spring Semester
Course Category Credit
PT 712TUT Clinical Residency I M 6
PT 713TUT Clinical Residency II M 6
Total Credits: 12
Total Credits Required for Degree:
Curricular Category Key
Category Description
M Course required for major (including pre-requisites needed for admission to major)
E Elective (course not required for major or UB Curriculum).

* Some electives may need to be completed at the upper-division (at least 300-level and above) to fulfill the upper division requirement for baccalaureate degree.
UB Curriculum
CAP UB Capstone
CL1/CL2 Communication Literacy (2 required)
DIV Diversity in the United States
MQR Math and Quantitative Reasoning
P Pathway Course (6 required: 3 Global, 3 Thematic)
SLI1/SLI2 Scientific Literacy and Inquiry (2 required)
UBS UB Seminar
Note: Some classes may count toward both a major (M) and UB Curriculum (UBC) requirement. Courses that count toward more than one requirement are indicated by a "/" (slash) in the category column, indicating which categories the course will satisfy.
Published: Feb 01, 2023 08:50:45