Through this four-year graduate program, you will earn a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree and an MPH degree with a concentration in community health and health behavior.
The DPT curriculum provides a solid understanding of movement and exercise in healthy populations. The graduate professional DPT program focuses on clinical populations and teaching the assessment and treatment of individuals with a variety of ailments. You will earn the highest professional degree in the field. With a DPT, you’ll be eligible to sit for the licensure exam to practice physical therapy in any state.
Prerequisite coursework is required before applying to the graduate portion of the DPT program.
Our MPH curriculum will provide a comprehensive understanding of public health philosophy, as well as the practical knowledge and skills needed to address current and emerging public health problems. You’ll complete a minimum of 43 credits, including coursework, field training and an culminating project.
|PT 501: Professional Development I (1 cr)||X|
|PT 503: Medical Sciences I (3 cr) ||X |
|PT 505: Evidence-based Practice (serves as MPH elective) (3 cr)||X||X|
|PT 509: Foundations of Physical Therapy I (5 cr)||X|
|PT 511: Health and Wellness (serves as MPH elective) (3 cr) ||X||X|
*CHB 550: Public Health and Population Wellbeing (3 cr)
*This course can be waived by students who plan to complete year one of the MPH program. If a DPT student does not complete year one, this course must be taken before graduating from the DPT program.
|PT 502: Professional Development II (1 cr) ||X|
|PT 504: Medical Sciences II (3 cr) ||X|
|PT 510: Foundations of Physical Therapy II (4 cr)||X |
|PT 601: Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy (6 cr) ||X|
|PT 611: Foundations of Physical Therapy III (3 cr)||X|
|PT 508: Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy (5 cr) ||X|
|PT 602: Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy II (6 cr) ||X|
|PT 603: Neuromuscular Physical Therapy I (6 cr)||X |
|PT 512: Clinical Experience I (4 cr) ||X|
|PT 600: Community Service to Physical Therapy (1 cr) ||X|
|PT 604: Neuromuscular Physical Therapy II (4 cr) ||X|
|PT 605: Interprofessional Case Management (3 cr) ||X |
|PT 607: Professional Development III (1 cr) ||X|
|PT 612: Integumentary Physical Therapy (4 cr)||X|
|PT 613: Clinical Experience II (4 cr) ||X|
Following year two, students take a leave of absence from the DPT program to begin the MPH program.
|CHB 501: Study of Health Behavior (3 cr) ||X|
|EEH 501: Epidemiology Principles (4 cr); or students can take EEH 500: Introduction to Epidemiology (3 cr, online course, in the spring) ||X|
|EEH 530: Introduction to Healthcare Organization (3 cr) ||X|
|EEH 590: Contemporary Issues in Public Health (2 cr) ||X |
|STA 527: Introduction to Biostatistics I (4 cr) ||X|
|CHB 523: Program Planning and Evaluation (3 cr) ||X|
|EEH 500: Introduction to Epidemiology (3 cr, online course); or students can take EEH 501: Epidemiology Principles (4 cr, seated course, in the fall)||X|
|EEH 550: Environmental Health (3 cr) ||X|
|CHB 502: Health Behavior Change (3 cr) ||X|
|CHB 505: Applications of Statistics for Public Health (3 cr) ||X|
|CHB XXX: Elective (3 cr)||X|
|Typically MPH students also take EEH 520: Biological Bases of Public Health (3 cr). This course is waived for DPT/MPH students. |
Following year three, students take a leave of absence from the MPH program to take year four of the DPT program.
|PT 614: Clinical Experience III (6 cr) ||X|
|PT 701: Management Sciences for Physical Therapy (4 cr) ||X|
|PT 703: Critical analysis of Patient Care and Management (4 cr) ||X |
|PT 705: Lifespan Physical Therapy (4 cr) ||X|
|PT 707: Professional Develpment IV (2 cr)||X|
|PT 712: Clinical Residency (6 cr) ||X|
|PT 713: Clinical Residency II (6 cr; 3 credits will be shared with the MPH as field training) ||X||X |
|PT 718: Enrichment Capstone (shared with MPH Culminating Project) (2 cr) ||X||X|
|CHB 630: Culminating Project (1 cr)||X|
|CHB 507: Public Health Professionalism and Teamwork (1 cr) ||X|
|CHB 590: Contemporary Issues in Public Health (1 cr) ||X|
You will need to submit separate applications to and be admitted to the Master of Public Health program and the Doctor of Physical Therapy program.