• Graduate

DPT Professional Sequence  

Year One (33 Credits) 

 

Summer 

Credits 

 

BI 542 

Gross Anatomy I 

4 

PT 540 

Overview of Physical Therapy Profession 

2 

PT 544 

Introduction to Critical Inquiry 

3 

 

TOTAL 

9 

Fall 

Credits 

 

BI 532 

Biomechanics and Kinesiology 

3 

BI 533 

Neuroscience 

3 

PT 541 

Basic Principles of Physical Therapy 

4 

PT 546 

Clinical Education Seminar I 

2 

 

TOTAL 

12 

Winter/Spring 

Credits 

 

 BI 538

 Physiology of Exercise

PT 564 

MS Assessment and Tx I

4 

PT 556 

Clinical Education Seminar II 

2 

PT 611 

Motor Learning and Control 

2 

 

TOTAL 

11 

Year Two (31 Credits) 

Summer 

Credits 

 

 PT 562

 Clinical Medicine: Musculoskeletal Mgmt.

 4

PT 614 

MS Assessment and Tx II 

4 

PT 560 

Physical Agents, Mechanical and Electrotherapeutic Modalities 

2 

PT 862 Physical Therapy Pharmocology 2

 

TOTAL 

 12

Fall 

Credits 

  

PT 621 

Cardiopulmonary Assessment and Tx 

4 

PT 566 

Clinical Education Seminar III 

1 

PT 624 

NM Assessment and Tx I 

4 

PT 623 

Teaching and Learning 

1 

  

  

  

   

TOTAL 

10 

Winter/Spring 

Credits 

  

PT 638 

Basic Clinical Affiliation* 

3 

PT 634 

NM Assessment and Tx II 

4 

PT 639 

Research I 

3 

   

TOTAL 

10 

Year Three (29 Credits) 

Summer 

Credits 

  

PT 742 

Special Topics in Physical Therapy I 

2 

PT 616 

Clinical Education Seminar IV 

1 

PT 882 

Diagnostic Imaging 

2 

PT 846 

Advanced Principles of Physical Therapy 

3 

  

TOTAL 

8 

Fall 

Credits 

  

PT 758 

Advanced Clinical Affiliation I* 

4 

 PT 844 

 Advanced Clinical Seminar

 3

 PT 884

 Medical Screening

2 

PT 842 

Special Topics in PT II 

2 

   

TOTAL 

11 

Winter/Spring 

Credits 

   

PT 740 

Physical Therapy Administration and Management 

2 

PT 768 

Advanced Clinical Affiliation II* 

3 

PT 779 

Research II 

3 

  

TOTAL 

 8 

Year Four (6 Credits) 

Summer 

Credits 

   

 PT 770

 Professional Development

2 

PT 798 

Advanced Affiliation III Clinical* 

4 

PT 860 Health Promotion and Wellness 2

   

TOTAL 

 8

The post-baccalaureate student who has satisfied the prerequisites can make application to the Physical Therapy Program.  Upon successful completion of the Physical Therapy curriculum, the student will be awarded a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.

Applying 

  • All candidates must apply online utilizing the APTA's Centralized Application Service which can be accessed here: www.ptcas.org 

Prerequisites 

The following prerequisites must be completed prior to admission to the entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.

Biology I, II 4, 4 cr
 
Statistics  3 cr
 
Anatomy and Physiology I, II 4, 4 cr
 
Physics I, II 4, 4 cr
 
Developmental Psychology I, II 3, 3 cr
 
Chemistry I,II 4, 4 cr
 

Prerequisite courses are offered by Dominican College in either the traditional semester-based weekday schedule or the Weekend College format. Although the prerequisite courses may be taken at other accredited colleges or universities, preference for admission to the Physical Therapy Program is given to the most qualified applicants who have taken 30 or more credits at Dominican.

The overall grade point average, as well as in the prerequisites grade point average, must be at least  3.0 with no course grade lower than a C. A 3.0 G.P.A. is also required for the last 60 credits of the student’s most recent coursework as a whole.

Applicants whose native language is not English must obtain a minimum score of 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (T.O.E.F.L.) or 213 on the computer-based T.O.E.F.L. (C.B.T.).

Voluntary/Work Clinical Experience

In addition to the prerequisite courses, all applicants must document a total of 100 hours of voluntary or work experience in settings where a licensed physical therapist is employed.  These hours must be completed in diverse healthcare settings providing exposure to therapeutic intervention across the life span.  While 100 clinical experience hours are mandatory, it is recommended to complete 200 hours.

Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) 

Applications received after the deadline date will be considered subject to space availability in the entering class.  To learn more about the PTCAS application process and to get started, please go the PTCAS website at www.ptcas.org.  Once processed, the Admissions Committee looks forward to receiving your application.  If you encounter difficulty with the PTCAS, please do not contact the program.  Inquiries should be made directly to Customer Service at www.ptcas.org/Contact.html.