The physical therapy curriculum requires three years (year-round) to complete. Graduates are awarded a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. The program includes major components related to the basic and clinical sciences, physical therapy-specific arts and sciences, administration, research, education, and the organization, and delivery of health care. The courses prepare physical therapist professionals with contemporary, evidence-based clinical skills. Some courses are taken with students from other programs to increase understanding of other health care professions and to promote inter-professional collaboration. Students will complete four full-time clinical practicums during which the students engage in direct patient care supervised by a licensed physical therapist.
Clinical Experience & Information
- Course descriptions
- Clinical Education Manual
- Clinical practicum schedule
- Syllabi - includes important dates
- CPI Training Course
- Weekly Planning Form (PDF)
- MUSC Evaluation of Clinical Facility Following Practicum Form (PDF)
- American Physical Therapy Association
- Generic Abilities (PDF)
- Bloodborne Pathogen Protocols
- Student and Medicare Summary
- Medicare Supervision
- Implementing MDs 3.0: Use of therapy students (PDF)
- Student placement over last five years (PDF)
- Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP) (DOC)
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