Physical and Occupational Therapy

Physical and Occupational Therapy

Chair and Occupational Therapy Program Director and Associate Professor: Gee

Physical Therapy Program  Director and Associate Professor: Creelman

Associate Professors: Creelman, Devine, Gee, Jackman, Seiger, Thompson

Assistant Professors: Alexander, Gerber, Kendall, Lloyd, Peterson, Ralphs

Program Mission

The primary mission of the Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy  is to provide entry-level education in a supportive learning environment fostering diverse and interdisciplinary didactic and clinical experiences, clinical skills acquisition, and a desire for lifelong learning to enhance the delivery of physical therapy services and the profession. Further, the program emphasizes faculty and student enrichment through scholarly endeavors, teaching, service, and clinical practice contributions within their areas of expertise.

Degree Programs

Degree programs offered by the Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy include:

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Master Occupational Therapy (MOT)

Doctor of Physical Therapy

The graduate entry-level program in Physical Therapy is a professional entry level program designed to prepare students for licensure to practice as physical therapists. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program (DPT) was granted re-accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) in October 2006. Prospective students having questions about the program's accreditation status should contact:

Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education
111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
accreditation@apta.org
(703)684-2782 or (703)706-3245

Admission Requirements

The student must apply to, and meet all criteria for admission to the Graduate School. In addition, the following conditions must be met:

  1. Completion of bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited in the United States or its equivalent from a school in another country. (Must complete degree before onset of classes in PT Program of the Fall Semester in year of acceptance.)
  2. Grade point average of 3.0 or above on the equivalent of the most recent four full-time semesters of academic work. GPA is calculated on upper division courses only.
  3. Grade point average of 3.0 or above in each prerequisite set of science courses. Please contact the Department of Physical Therapy for clarification.
  4. Applicants must take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT).
    1. GRE must meet the following requirements to be competitive: A total combined score of at least 295 in the verbal and quantitative portions. Verbal must be at least a 148. Minimum of 4.0 on the analytical portion.
    2. For GREs taken before August 2011 the following is required: A total combined score of at least 950 in the verbal and quantitative portions. Verbal must be at least 450. Minimum of 4.0 on the analytical portion.
    3. MAT must meet the following requirements to be competitive: A total score of 390.
    4. Applicants whose first language is not English need to meet the following TOEFL requirements for Classified admission (We do not accept the IEI or ELS in lieu of the TOEFL.):
      1. Internet- based test (iBT): a total score of 80 with a score of at least 20 on each Section (graduate assistants who teach courses must score 23 or above on the Speaking Section) on the iBT; or
      2. Computer-based test: a total score of 213 with a score of at least 21 on Section 1 (Listening Comprehension) on the computer test; or
      3. Paper-based test: a total score of 550 with a score of at least 55 on Section l (Listening Comprehension) on the paper test or a score of 84 on the MTELP, or a score of 6 on the IELTS. 
    5. Applicants with scores lower than the requirements will not be considered.
    6. The scores of the GRE/MAT/TOEFL must be received by the Graduate School by the application deadline (November 1) for an application to be considered. The ISU code for these three tests is: 4355.
  5. At least 80 hours of salaried or voluntary experience in two or more physical therapy practice settings. Experience must be supervised and documented by licensed physical therapists. This experience must have occurred within the last five years.
  6. Three letters of recommendation. Two letters must be from licensed physical therapists under whom the student has obtained hours of experience. One letter must be from a professor.

The admissions committee reviews all applicants on a competitive case-by-case basis during any admissions cycle. Qualified applicants may be invited for a personal interview with physical therapy admissions committee. Prospective applicants should contact the department for specific descriptions of the above general requirements.

A maximum of 26 students are admitted to the program each year. Classes begin in the Fall Semester of each year. Meeting entry level requirements for admission does not guarantee a seat in the program. Admission is on a competitive basis, and a majority of the seats are offered to Idaho residents. Please contact the Department of Physical Therapy for details.

General Requirements

The curriculum is 3 years in duration and includes 5 clinical affiliations. There are 6 semesters and 2 full-time summer sessions encompassing a total of 101 credits. The clinical affiliations mandate student travel and housing with the usual expenses borne by the student. Out-of-state travel for affiliations is required.

Doctor of Physical Therapy Curriculum1

First Year
FallHoursSpringHoursSummerHours
BIOL 55745PTOT 55014CSD 55802
BIOL 55865PTOT 55025PTOT 55143
PTOT 55122PTOT 66063PTOT 66083
PTOT 66132PTOT 66151PTOT 66323
PTOT 66233PTOT 66181 
PTOT 66431PTOT 66202 
 PTOT 66212 
 PTOT 66401 
 PTOT 66411 
 18 20 11
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHoursSummerHours
PTOT 66181PTOT 66151PTOT 77335
PTOT 66224PTOT 66191-2 
PTOT 66245PTOT 66265 
PTOT 66323PTOT 66461 
PTOT 66421PTOT 77153 
 14 11-12 5
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours 
PTOT 66152PTOT 66481 
PTOT 66171PTOT 77345 
PTOT 66191PTOT 77355 
PTOT 66481  
PTOT 77254  
PTOT 77273  
PTOT 77284  
 16 11
Total Hours: 106-107

Degree and Licensure Requirements

Students receiving the degree of Doctor of Physical Therapy must satisfactorily complete all courses in the curriculum, prepare and present study papers on a regular basis, prepare and present a professional project, attend and successfully complete all clinical affiliations, and satisfactorily pass comprehensive oral and written departmental examinations. For state licensure, students must have met the degree requirements and pass the National Board Examinations for Physical Therapy.

NOTE: Admitted students should be aware that some required external clinical rotation sites will require criminal background and drug checks. In addition, students who have a record of criminal activity may have difficulty procuring a license to practice in some states after completing the program.

Grade Requirements

The Graduate School and the Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy requires that an overall GPA of 3.0 be maintained in all graduate course work and all clinical affiliations must be completed with an S (satisfactory) grade. In addition, the Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy will terminate the graduate program of any student who has received grades of “B- or lower” in more than 6 credits or a maximum of two program courses. Students should consult specific departmental grading policies for specific information.

Master of Science in Athletic Training / Doctorate of Physical Therapy Dual Degree Program

Description of the Program

The MSAT/DPT dual degree program is a unique program for select students.  Normally, obtaining both degrees would take a total of 5 years, but with the dual degree, the program can be completed in 4 (47 months), graduating with an MSAT and DPT degree, as well as completion of requirements to sit for the national board examinations for both professions.  Both the MSAT and DPT programs are accredited by the respective governing bodies.  This program has been approved by the Idaho State Board of Education.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must be admitted to both programs (MSAT and DPT) separately.  The applicant will use the normal application (PTCAS for the DPT; MSAT program application for MSAT).  In addition, a letter must be submitted to both programs declaring interest in the dual degree program.  Application and letter deadline is November 1. 

Once an applicant has applied and is accepted for both programs, the DPT entrance will be deferred 1 year; the first year of the program will be entirely MSAT content.

Deposits for BOTH programs would need to be made by the deadline for each program.

Awarding of Degrees

Both degrees will be awarded at the end of the entire program (47 months).  The candidate will be eligible to sit for the Athletic Training Board of Certification examination during the last academic semester of the entire program and for the National Physical Therapy Examination during the final clinical semester

Course Sequence

The MSAT sequence will consist of the first summer session and two semesters.  The DPT sequence follows for six semesters plus two summer sessions.

First Year
FallHoursSpringHoursSummerHours
- - AT 66613
  AT 66003
 0 0 6
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHoursSummerHours
AT 66023AT 66083OPEN (internship opportunity) 
AT 66043AT 66143 
AT 66063AT 66453 
AT 66623AT 66633 
 12 12 0
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHoursSummerHours
PTOT 55122PTOT 55014PTOT 5514 or PE 66403
PTOT 55133PTOT 55025PTOT 66083
BIOL 55745PTOT 66202PTOT 66313
BIOL 55865PTOT 66212Genetics2
BIOL 5586L0PTOT 6606 or AT 66123 
PTOT 6623 or AT 66103PTOT 66181-2 
 PTOT 6616 or AT 66511-2 
 18 18-20 11
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHoursSummerHours
PTOT 66171-2PTOT 6616 or AT 66511-2PTOT 77335
PTOT 66181-2PTOT 66191-2PTOT 6616 or AT 66511-2
PTOT 66224PTOT 66265 
PTOT 66245PTOT 77153 
PTOT 66323  
 14-16 10-12 6-7
Fifth Year
FallHoursSpringHours 
PTOT 66161-2PTOT 77345 
PTOT 66191-2PTOT 77355 
PTOT 77254PTOT 66481-3 
PTOT 77273  
PTOT 77284  
PTOT 66171-2  
 14-17 11-13
Total Hours: 132-144

Master of Occupational Therapy

The graduate entry level program in Occupational Therapy is a professional entry level program preparing students for licensure to practice as occupational therapists. The following information provides the specific requirements for applying to the Idaho State University Occupational Therapy (OT) Program.

Occupational therapy is a profession that uses occupation to promote well-being and health among people of all ages and abilities. Occupations are goal-directed, meaningful pursuits that occupy a person's time each day. Occupations include work and productive activities, self care or care of others, and leisure/recreational activities. Occupational therapists adapt the environment, tasks, or techniques to meet individual needs while helping each client develop new skills necessary to function productively. Occupational therapists view every aspect of a client's life as important to his/ her health.

Occupational therapy seeks to improve the quality of life for individuals who are at risk for physical, cognitive, mental or psychosocial impairments. Demand for occupational therapy will increase to address the needs of a growing population of aging adults, children with developmental disabilities and those who struggle with traumatic injuries and illness. When one experiences physical or mental illness or injury, it is the job of the occupational therapist to help the individual return to work, family roles and satisfying life.

The curative nature of occupational therapy is extremely broad and requires individuals with an interest in the complexity of humanity and occupations. One also needs an ability to think critically and creatively and be able to address occupational performance problems resulting from disease, trauma and mental illness. To be well prepared, a student must enter the profession with a foundation in the liberal arts, biological, physical, and social sciences.

Admission Requirements

Students can be admitted into the Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program by applying to, and meeting all criteria for, admission to the Graduate School. They must also meet the prescribed prerequisite course requirements. Students may also have the option of early pre-professional entry into the program through the established guidelines of the Bachelors of University Studies (BUS) program. The BUS is an inter-disciplinary degree designed for students whose career and educational goals are not met by traditional degrees offered at Idaho State University.

During the first three years, the student develops a course of study that will meet the student's interests, university degree requirements and Occupational Therapy Program prerequisites admission requirements. The student can apply to the BUS program during his/her junior year. With successful completion of the first professional year in the OT program, the student will receive a Bachelor of University Studies and will continue directly into the MOT program over the next two years. The combination of the BUS degree with the MOT degree program creates a seamless entry into the occupational therapy profession, ensuring that all prerequisites in social, physical and biological sciences are completed in a timely manner. For further information on the BUS and Occupational Therapy program, contact the Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy at (208) 282-4095.

  1. Applicants must complete a bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited in the U.S. or its equivalent from a school in another country. This degree may be in progress during the application process but must be completed prior to beginning OT courses in the Fall semester.
  2. All applicants applying to the OT Program must also apply for admission to ISU through the Graduate School. General admissions requirements are explained in the Admissions section of the Graduate Catalog. Note: Some of the requirements for admission into the OT Program are higher than the general requirements for admission to Graduate School.
  3. Applicants must have a minimum of an earned grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 over all upper division course work to apply to the OT Program. A minimum of 25 upper division credits must be completed, or in progress, by January of the year of admission for applications to be considered. Applicants with advanced degrees may use the most recent upper division or graduate credits completed.
  4. Applicants must take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT).
    1. GRE must meet the following requirements to be competitive: A total combined score of at least 950 in the verbal and quantitative portions. Verbal must be at least 400. Minimum of 4.5 on the analytical portion.
    2. MAT must meet the following requirements to be competitive: A total score of 390.
    3. Applicants whose first language is not English need to meet the following TOEFL requirements for Classified admission (We do not accept the IEI or ELS in lieu of the TOEFL):
      1. Internet-based test (iBT): a total score of 80 with a score of at least 20 on each Section (graduate assistants who teach courses must score 23 or above on the Speaking Section) on the iBT; or
      2. Computer-based test: a total score of 213 with a score of at least 21 on Section 1 (Listening Comprehension) on the computer test; or
      3. Paper-based test: a total score of 550 with a score of at least 55 on Section l (Listening Comprehension) on the paper test, or a score of 84 on the MTELP, or a score of 6 on the IELTS.
    4. Applicants with scores lower than the requirements will not be considered.
    5. The scores of the GRE/MAT/TOEFL must be received by the Graduate School by the application deadline (December 1) for an application to be considered. The Idaho State University code for these three tests is: 4355.
  5. Applicants must complete specific prerequisites courses with a GPA of 3.0 in each of the specified categories. Prerequisite course work in anatomy and physiology must be completed within the last five (5) years. Prerequisite course work that is ten (10) years or older may not be acceptable for admission unless approved by the Department Admissions Committee prior to application. An applicant with more than four (4) prerequisite courses in progress or planned for the spring/summer semesters may not be considered for admission. Please contact the Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy for specific information on the prerequisite course work.
  6. Applicants must demonstrate knowledge and exposure to the occupational therapy profession. All of the required experience must be completed  prior to admission to the Idaho State University OT Program. All of the experience must be completed under the direct supervision of a practicing occupational therapist and must have occurred within the last FIVE years. A total of 40 hours of experience is required and must be completed in a minimum of two different occupational therapy practices.
  7. Each applicant must submit three letters of reference with the application. One of the letters must be from the Occupational Therapist who directly supervised the volunteer or aide experience(s). Please contact the Idaho State University OT Program for additional information.
  8. Applicants meeting all of the above requirements will be given preference for admission into the program, and have been more successful in gaining entry. The admissions committee reviews all applicants on a competitive case-by-case basis during any admissions cycle.

Program Accreditation

The Idaho State University Master of Occupational Therapy Program received accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) in 2009. ACOTE can be contacted at:

4720 Montgomery Lane
Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
(301) 652-6611 x2932
http://www.acoteonline.org 

Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).

After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. I n addition, the OT program requires that all occupational therapy students complete Level II Fieldwork within 12 months following the completion of academic component of the program.

General Requirements

The curriculum is 33 months in duration and includes 4 clinical affiliations. There are 6 semesters and 2 full-time summer sessions encompassing a total of at least 90 credits. Please contact the Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy for additional information regarding clinical affiliations.

First Year
FallHoursSpringHoursSummerHours
BIOL 55745PTOT 55014PTOT 55143
BIOL 55865PTOT 55025PTOT 55311
PTOT 55122PTOT 55213 
PTOT 55133PTOT 55223 
 PTOT 55421 
 15 16 4
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHoursSummerHours
PTOT 66161PTOT 55153PTOT 55337
PTOT 55321PTOT 66161 
PTOT 55254PTOT 55181 
PTOT 55451PTOT 55232 
PTOT 55244PTOT 55265 
PTOT 55441PTOT 55461 
 12 13 7
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours 
PTOT 66161PTOT 66162 
PTOT 55284PTOT 55347 
PTOT 55481PTOT 66482 
PTOT 55191  
PTOT 55273  
PTOT 55471  
 11 11
Total Hours: 89

Graduation Requirements

Students receiving the Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) degree must satisfactorily complete all courses in the curriculum with a minimum of 3.0 GPA, prepare and present academic study papers on a regular basis, prepare and present a professional project or case study, successfully complete all Fieldwork I and II clinical affiliations, and satisfactorily pass both oral and written comprehensive examinations.

Once the student has completed the degree requirements, he/she is eligible to sit for the NBCOT Certification Examination. Students are required to complete Level II Fieldwork within 12 months of completing the academic component of the program. Students convicted of a felony may not be able to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

NOTE: Admitted students should be aware that some required external clinical rotation sites will require criminal background and drug checks. In addition, students who have a record of criminal activity may have difficulty procuring a license to practice in some states after completing the program.

How to Read Course Descriptions

Courses

PTOT 5501 Clinical Kinesiology and Biomechanics: 4 semester hours.

Analysis of normal and pathological human movement in joints, posture, gait, and the vertebral column. Application of movements to therapeutic interventions is emphasized. PREREQ: BIOL 5574

PTOT 5502 Clinical Neuroscience: 5 semester hours.

Study of structure and function of the human nervous system at the cellular and systemic levels. Specific application to clinical management of neurological problems and pathology. PREREQ: BIOL 5574 and BIOL 5586

PTOT 5512 Professional Communication: 2 semester hours.

Introduction to standard forms of professional communication in physical and occupational therapy and among other health care professions. Medical record-keeping and interdisciplinary communication are emphasized

PTOT 5513 Occupational Therapy Profession: 3 semester hours.

Historical overview of occupational therapy in health care, education and psychosocial settings. Occupational therapy process, rural human service delivery system, professionalism, ethics, and legal issues will be examined

PTOT 5514 Research Methodology: 3 semester hours.

Application of principles of research design in the biological, psychological and social sciences. Clinical and laboratory research in occupational and physical therapy are emphasized. Preparation for professional project. PREREQ: PTOT 5513, PTOT 5522, PTOT 6613

PTOT 5515 Service Delivery of Occupational Therapy: 3 semester hours.

Application of theoretical concepts of management to the delivery of occupational therapy services. Development, implementation and outcome evaluation of community-based service delivery systems will be emphasized. PREREQ: PTOT 5522 and PTOT 5532

PTOT 5518 Practicum: 1-3 semester hour.

Clinical experience in the on-campus clinic or in the community under the direction and supervision of faculty. Current issues in management and administration of practice within interdisciplinary teams are discussed. Graded S/U. PREREQ: PTOT 5532

PTOT 5519 Practicum: 1-3 semester hour.

Advanced experience in the on-campus clinic or community practice under the direction and supervision of faculty. Current issues in management and administration of clinical practice within interdisciplinary teams are discussed. Graded S/U. PREREQ: PTOT 5533

PTOT 5521 Self-Exploration in Occupation: 3 semester hours.

Focus on self-exploration in occupation and purposeful activity. Self-evaluation in occupational performance areas, components, and context. The student will complete a self-development plan in occupation

PTOT 5522 Occupational Performance: 3 semester hours.

Person/occupation/environment interactions are examined from the perspective of multiple theories and models that analyze typical occupations and address performance dysfunctions. COREQ: PTOT 5542. PREREQ: PTOT 5513 and PTOT 5521

PTOT 5523 Therapeutic Use of Self in Occupation: 2 semester hours.

Survey of historical and philosophical perspective of the therapeutic relationship and its development and implementation with individuals and groups with psychosocial dysfunction. PREREQ: PTOT 5521

PTOT 5524 Physical Function in Occupation Performance: 4 semester hours.

The study of theory and application of occupational performance addressing function. Overview of evaluation and treatment of physical and psychosocial function in rehabilitation and orthopedic management. COREQ: PTOT 5544. PREPREQ: PTOT 5501 and PTOT 5502

PTOT 5525 Psychosocial Function in Occupation: 4 semester hours.

Theory, evaluation and intervention techniques in occupational therapy across the lifespan for persons with psychosocial dysfunction in different treatment settings. COREQ: PTOT 5545. PREREQ: PTOT 5522

PTOT 5526 Neurological Function in Occupation: 5 semester hours.

Occupational therapy management of clients with neurological trauma, degenerative disorders, central and peripheral neural and neuromuscular dysfunction. Overview of rehabilitation approach to evaluation and treatment. COREQ: PTOT 5546. PREREQ: PTOT 5502 and PTOT 5524

PTOT 5527 Occupation and Environmental Management: 3 semester hours.

The study and application of occupational therapy in managing environmental factors that restore function and decrease disability. COREQ: PTOT 5547. PREREQ: PTOT 5522 and PTOT 5526

PTOT 5528 Occupation with Children and Adolescents: 4 semester hours.

Study of occupational therapy evaluations and interventions for children and adolescents who have disabling conditions that cause occupational performance problems. COREQ: PTOT 5548. PREREQ: PTOT 5526

PTOT 5531 Clinical Affiliation I-Fieldwork I: 1 semester hour.

Fieldwork opportunities to observe occupational performance of persons served by local institutional or community-based health, educational, and human service organizations. Graded S/U. PREREQ: PTOT 5522 and PTOT 5542

PTOT 5532 Clinical Affiliation II-Fieldwork I: 1 semester hour.

Fieldwork experiences focusing on evaluation of occupational performance dysfunction and interventions with persons served by local institutional or community-based health, educational, and human service organizations. Graded S/U. PREREQ: PTOT 5531

PTOT 5533 Clinical Affiliation III-Fieldwork II: 7 semester hours.

An in-depth clinical fieldwork with clients having physical, psychosocial, neurological, and/or multisystem impairments/disabilities in a facility-based setting such as a hospital or rehabilitation center. Graded S/U. PREREQ: PTOT 5532

PTOT 5534 Clinical Affiliation IV-Fieldwork II: 7 semester hours.

An in-depth clinical fieldwork with clients having physical, psychosocial, neurological, educational or health impairments/disabilities in community-based settings. Graded S/U. PREREQ: PTOT 5533

PTOT 5542 Occupational Performance Laboratory: 1 semester hour.

Introduction to and practice using occupation focused evaluation tools and methodologies used in analyzing, evaluating, and categorizing occupational performance. COREQ: PTOT 5522

PTOT 5544 Physical Function in Occupation Laboratory: 1 semester hour.

Laboratory exercise designed to apply evaluation and treatment techniques used in physical and psychosocial occupational performance approach. COREQ: PTOT 5524

PTOT 5545 Psychosocial Function in Occupation Laboratory: 1 semester hour.

Laboratory exercise designed to apply evaluation and treatment techniques in the management of psychosocial dysfunction to optimal function. The laboratory develops preclinical competency in psychosocial function across the lifespan. COREQ: PTOT 5525

PTOT 5546 Neurological Function in Occupation Laboratory: 1 semester hour.

Designed to apply evaluation and treatment techniques to promote adaptation and optimal function. The laboratory serves to develop preclinical competency in the management of neurological disorders. COREQ: PTOT 5526

PTOT 5547 Occupation and Environmental Management Laboratory: 1 semester hour.

Application of environmental modifications and adaptations within work, self care and recreational environments. Development, implementation and evaluation of environmental modifications to improve occupational performance. COREQ: PTOT 5527

PTOT 5548 Occupation with Children and Adolescents Laboratory: 1 semester hour.

Laboratory exercise designed to apply evaluation and treatment techniques for children and adolescents specific to occupational performance dysfunction, adaptation and optimal function. COREQ: PTOT 5528

PTOT 5599 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hour.

This is an experimental course. The course title and number of credits are noted by course section and announced in the class schedule by the scheduling department. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times. May be repeated

PTOT 6606 Clinical Therapeutic Exercise: 3 semester hours.

Theoretical and evidence-based application of exercise for various pathological conditions. Aerobic conditioning, muscular strengthening, flexibility, balance, coordination, power and agility are discussed, demonstrated and evaluated. Specific exercise prescription, modes of exercise, and application for desired outcomes are emphasized. PREREQ: BIOL 5574 and BIOL 5586

PTOT 6608 Applied Pharmacology for Physical and Occupational Therapists: 3 semester hours.

Study of the major drug groups, therapeutic implications and side effects. Musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, connective tissue and nervous system disorders are emphasized. PREREQ: BIOL 5574, BIOL 5586, and PTOT 5502

PTOT 6613 Physical Therapy Profession: 2 semester hours.

Survey of current status of the physical therapy profession in health care systems. Professionalism, ethics, legal issues, validation of practice, future projections and historical perspective

PTOT 6615 DPT Capstone Project: 1-4 semester hour.

This is a three phase, progressive series of courses. Capstone Phase 1 (1 credit) requires the study and write up of a clinical pathology. Capstone Phase 2 (1 credit) requires the in-depth study, development, reporting and presentation of a patient case with an emphasis on the clinical reasoning and decision-making related to PT management of the patient. Capstone Phase 3 (2 credits) requires the in-depth study, development, reporting and presentation of a comprehensive patient case with an emphasis on the clinical reasoning and decision-making related to the entire patient care process

PTOT 6616 MOT Professional Project: 1-2 semester hour.

In-depth study of treatment, administrative, or education problem in occupational therapy. Preparation and public presentation of a publishable product is required. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. A minimum of 4 credits is required. Graded S/U. PREREQ: PTOT 5514

PTOT 6617 Research Practicum: 1-2 semester hour.

Faculty supervised clinical, basic or applied research project which may include review of literature preparation, proposal development, data collection, and manuscript preparation. May be repeated up to 4 credits. Graded S/U. PREREQ: PTOT 5514

PTOT 6618 Practicum I: 1-2 semester hour.

Supervised clinical experience in physical therapy. May be repeated up to 4 credits. Graded S/U. PREREQ: PTOT 6621 and PTOT 6641

PTOT 6619 Practicum II: 1-2 semester hour.

Supervised clinical experience in physical therapy. May be repeated for up to 4 credits. Graded S/U. PREREQ: PTOT 6618

PTOT 6620 Clinical Procedures: 2 semester hours.

Study and practice of theory and application of basic techniques of patient evaluation, handling, and treatment in physical therapy. COREQ: PTOT 5501 or PTOT 6640

PTOT 6621 Manual Evaluation and Treatment: 2 semester hours.

Study and practice of theory and application of basic manual techniques of patient evaluation, handling and treatment in physical therapy. COREQ: PTOT 6641. PREREQ: PTOT 6620

PTOT 6622 Musculo-Skeletal System Management I: 4 semester hours.

Physical therapy evaluation, treatment, and management of patients with muscle, skeletal, and connective tissue problems. Overview of orthopedic pathology. COREQ: PTOT 6642. PREREQ: BIOL 5574, BIOL 5586, PTOT 6601 and PTOT 6621

PTOT 6623 Physical Agents: 3 semester hours.

Study and practice of theory and application of the therapeutic uses of physical agents and electromagnetic energy in physical therapy. COREQ: PTOT 6643. PREREQ: PTOT 6620 and PTOT 6640

PTOT 6624 Cardiac and Pulmonay Systems Management: 5 semester hours.

Physical therapy management of persons with dysfunction of the cardiac and/or pulmonary systems and related pathologies. Management by other health professional team members. PREREQ: BIOL 5586

PTOT 6626 Neurological Systems Management: 5 semester hours.

Physical therapy management of patients with central and peripheral neural and neuromuscular dysfunction. Survey of management by other health professionals. COREQ: PTOT 6646. PREREQ: PTOT 5502

PTOT 6631 Clinical Affiliation I: 3 semester hours.

Application of physical therapy manual evaluation and treatment skills in acute and rehabilitation settings. Graded S/U. PREREQ: BIOL 5574, BIOL 5586, and PTOT 6621

PTOT 6632 Clinical Affiliation II: 3 semester hours.

Clinical management practicum related to orthopedics, sports medicine, and/or cardiopulmonary problems. Graded S/U. PREREQ: PTOT 6622, PTOT 6623, PTOT 6624 and PTOT 6631

PTOT 6640 Clinical Procedures Lab: 1 semester hour.

Laboratory exercises designed to practice and enhance overall skills in the initial evaluation and treatment of patients. COREQ: PTOT 6620

PTOT 6641 Manual Evaluation and Treatment Lab: 1 semester hour.

Laboratory exercises designed to introduce basic theoretic and applied concepts and skills of patient handling, evaluation and modalities. COREQ: PTOT 6621

PTOT 6642 Musculo-Skeletal System Management Lab: 1 semester hour.

Designed to develop preclinical competency in the evaluation, treatment, and management of disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Emphasis on the trunk and lower extremities. COREQ: PTOT 6622

PTOT 6643 Physical Agents Lab: 1 semester hour.

Designed to develop clinical competence in the use of physical agents in the treatment of patients with specific pathologies. COREQ: PTOT 6623. PREREQ: PTOT 6620 and PTOT 6640

PTOT 6646 Neurological Systems Management Lab: 1 semester hour.

Designed to develop preclinical competency in the evaluation, treatment, and management of the patient with neurological disorders including stroke, spinal cord injury, degenerative disease. COREQ: PTOT 6626

PTOT 6648 Graduate Special Topics: 1-3 semester hour.

Individual or group critical analysis and study of a specific area of physical therapy patient management, administration, or research. May be repeated. PREREQ: 2nd year students and/or permission of instructor

PTOT 6681 Theories and Resources to Guide Clinical Decision Making in Physical Therapy: 3 semester hours.

Study and application of applying evidence in physical therapy practice. The Guide to PT Practice, Physical Therapy differential diagnosis, and legal and ethical considerations will be addressed

PTOT 6682 Promoting Behavioral Change in Physical Therapist Practice: 2 semester hours.

Study of the theories of learning, compliance, and behavior modification as related to the application of prevention and wellness in physical therapy practice. PREREQ: PTOT 6681

PTOT 6693 Contemporary Musculo-Skeletal System Management for Physical Therapists: 2 semester hours.

Applying evidence and elements of accepted practice to PT management of patients across the lifespan with musculoskeletal diagnoses. PREREQ: PTOT 6682

PTOT 6694 Contemporary Cardiopulmonary System Management for Physical Therapists: 2 semester hours.

Applying evidence and elements of accepted practice to PT management of patients across the lifespan with cardiac and/or pulmonary diagnoses. PREREQ: PTOT 6693

PTOT 6695 Contemporary Neurological System Management for Physical Therapists: 2 semester hours.

Applying evidence and elements of accepted practice to PT management of patients across the lifespan with neurological diagnoses. PREREQ: PTOT 6694

PTOT 6696 Patient Case Seminar: 2 semester hours.

Selection and development of a patient case with which the student has worked to demonstrate application of evidence and the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice to Physical Therapy practice. Graded S/U. PREREQ: PTOT 6695

PTOT 6699 Experimental Case: 1-6 semester hour.

This is an experimental course. The course title and number of credits are noted by course section and announced in the class schedule by the scheduling department. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times. May be repeated

PTOT 7701 Contemporary Multiple System Management for Physical Therapists: 2 semester hours.

Applying evidence and accepted clinical practice to PT management of patients across the lifespan with diagnoses affecting multiple systems. PREREQ: PTOT 6696

PTOT 7705 Clinical Case Management: 3 semester hours.

Advisor guided development and completion of a patient case study demonstrating the application of evidence for PT examination, diagnoses, medical managment, treatment and discharge. Oral presentation required. Graded S/U. PREREQ: PTOT 7701

PTOT 7715 Physical Therapy Resource Managment: 3 semester hours.

Application of business and health care administration principles to the practice of physical therapy resource management strategies with an emphasis on community service delivery. PREREQ: PTOT 6612, PTOT 6613, PTOT 6621 and PTOT 6632

PTOT 7725 Multi-Systems Management: 4 semester hours.

Physical therapy management of persons with problems affecting multiple systems; burns, wounds, amputations, neoplasms, metabolic disorders. PREREQ: PTOT 6621, PTOT 6622, PTOT 6623 and PTOT 6624

PTOT 7727 Geriatric Management: 3 semester hours.

Examination, evaluation and treatment of the elderly population with emphasis on the management of normal and pathological conditions. COREQ: PTOT 7728. PREREQ: PTOT 6626 and PTOT 6646

PTOT 7728 Lifespan Development: 4 semester hours.

Normal and abnormal development of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary systems cognitive/perceptual and psychosocial behavior associated with life through adolescence. Evaluation, program planning and treatment strategies are introduced. COREQ: PTOT 7727. PREREQ: BIOL 5574 and BIOL 5586

PTOT 7733 Clinical Affiliation III: 5 semester hours.

Clinical management practicum related to patients with orthopedic, neurological, and multisystem problems. Graded S/U. PREREQ: PTOT 6626, PTOT 6632 and PTOT 6646

PTOT 7734 Clinical Affiliation IV: 5 semester hours.

Clinical management practicum related to patients with orthopedic, neurological, cardiopulmonary, pediatric, and multisystem problems. Graded S/U. PREREQ: PTOT 7733

PTOT 7735 Clinical Externship: 5 semester hours.

Clinical management experiences related to patient care, administration, or research in a variety of practice environments. Graded S/U. PREREQ: PTOT 7734

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