Doctor of Physical Therapy

Wichita State University (WSU)
Wichita, Kansas, United States
Qualification
Doctoral Degree (PhD)
Study mode
Full-time
Duration
3 years
Intakes
January August
Tuition fee (local)
Information not available
Tuition fee (foreign)
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Entry Requirements

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution;
  • Meet the following minimum grade requirements: 3.0 GPA in the last 60 semester credit hours, 3.0 GPA in physical therapy math/science prerequisite courses, and a 3.0 GPA in overall physical therapy prerequisite courses. Earn a “C” grade (2.0 credit points) or better in all prerequisite course;
  • Have completed, or have plans to complete, the prerequisite requirements by the spring semester prior to the first semester of the program (summer);
  • Have 20 hours of physical therapy clinical observation in one or more physical therapy departments.
  • International students must submit a minimum TOEFL score of 600 (paper-based), or 100 (Internet-based) or a minimum of a 7.5 overall band score on the IELTS;
  • Submit official GRE scores; must have taken the general test within the last five years. 

Curriculum

Summer Semester 1

  • Pathophysiology for PTs
  • Intro to Professional Practice
  • Foundations of Therapeutic Exercise
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Schedule
  • Clinical Pharmacology for PTs 

Summer Semester 2

  • Clinical Education I
  • Clinical Education II

Summer Semester 3

  • Clinical Education III

Fall Semester 1

  • Anatomy for PTs
  • Clinical Kinesiology
  • Physical Agents
  • Clinical Practicum & Seminar I
  • Foundations of Research

Fall Semester 2

  • Professional Practice
  • Musculoskel. Mgmt. Upper Quarter
  • Lifespan of the Adult
  • ritical Inquiry II
  • Neuroscience II 
  • Neromuscular Interventions II 
  • Prosthetics & Orthotics
  • Integumentary Conditions & Acute Care
  • Musculoskeletal-Spine I

Fall Semester 3

  • Clinical Education IV

Spring Semester 1

  • Clinical Practicum & Seminar II 
  • Musculoskeletal Clinical Medicine
  • Critical Inquiry I 
  • Foundations of Clinical Skills
  • Neuroscience I 
  • Neuromuscular Interventions I
  • Musculoskeletal Exam. & Intervent.
  • Cultural Competency in HC

Spring Semester 2

  • Professional Practice II 
  • Critical Inquiry III 
  • Neuromuscular Interventions III 
  • Cardiovascular & Pulmonary 
  • Musculoskel. Mgmt Lower Quarter
  • Musculoskeletal-Spine II
  • Lifespan of the Infant & Child 
  • Principles of Education for PT

Spring Semester 3

  • Clinical Education V
  • Diagnostic Imaging for PTs
  • Clinical Conference 
  • Electives

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