CONTACT

Physical Therapy Program

Health Science Building, PT Wing
9200 University Blvd., Charleston, SC 29406
P843-863-7355
Edpt@csuniv.edu

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program will begin accepting applications in July 2021, with the first cohort of 48 students set to begin in May 2022. The full-time program is 124 credit hours and students will complete the DPT in 2 ½ years (31 months). In addition to the traditional classroom experience, students must complete three 10-week full-time clinical experiences – which include inpatient, outpatient, and student choice. Students are also required to complete service-learning projects.

Students are assigned a faculty advisor as soon as they begin the program. Time has been worked into the academic schedule each week for advising, which may be done in a group setting or in a one-on-one setting depending on the agenda for the week. 

We recognize that not all students learn in the same way, and we have developed a curriculum structure to include lecture, small group, problem-based learning, high-fidelity simulation and practical hands-on training.


Curriculum

Year One

SemesterCourse #Course NameCredit Hours
SummerDPTE 710Principles & Values in Physical Therapy 3
DPTE 711Gross Anatomy 5
DPTE 712Screening & Examination3
DPTE
713
Physiology3
Total14
FallDPTE 720Applied Kinesiology 3
DPTE 721ICE I with Service Learning2
DPTE 722Foundations of Research3
DPTE 723Neuroanatomy 3
DPTE 724Mobility & Function3
DPTE 725Concepts of Diagnostic Imaging 1
DPTE 726Pharmacology 2
Total17
SpringDPTE 730Motor Control & Motor Learning2
DPTE 731Health Promotion & Wellness2
DPTE 732Musculoskeletal I: Examination4
DPTE 733 Neuromuscular I 4
DPTE 734Hospital-Based Care 2
DPTE
735
Seminar 1 1
Total15

Total Year One Hours: 46


Year Two

SemesterCourse #Course NameCredit Hours
SummerDPTE 810Special Populations Across the Lifespan5
DPTE 811Exercise Prescription4
DPTE 812Biophysical Agents2
DPTE 813Disabilities Management2
Total13
FallDPTE 820ICE II1
DPTE 821 Evidence-Based Practice I 3
DPTE 822Musculoskeletal II: Evaluation & Intervention5
DPTE 823Neuromuscular II5
DPTE 680Administration for PTs3
Total17
SpringDPTE 830Clinical Experience I2
DPTE 831 Cardiopulmonary 3
DPTE 832Evidence-Based Practice II3
DPTE 833Complex Medical Diagnoses5
DPTE 834Integumentary 2
DPTE 835Seminar II2
Total17

Total Year Two Hours: 47


Year Three

SemesterCourse #Course NameCredit Hours
SummerDPTE 910Clinical Experience II10
DPTE 911Clinical Experience III10
Total20
FallDPTE 920Clinical Experience IV10
DPTE 921Diakonia: Commission for Service1
Total11

Total Year Three Hours: 31

Total Curriculum Hours: 124