Doctor of Physical Therapy

Curriculum (121 Credits)


UWM Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree
Professional Entry-Level Curriculum
(10/15/2014)

Summer I (10 weeks)
  Course Title Credits
KIN 525 Human Anatomy 6
KIN 526 Introduction to Physical Therapy Practice Examination Technique 3
KIN 553 Medical Physiology I 4
Total: 13 credits


Fall I (15 weeks)
  Course Title Credits
KIN 527 Biomechanics/Kinesiology of Human Movement 4
KIN 590 Introduction to Clinical Education and Professional Development 1
KIN 642 Ethos of Care 3
KIN 566 Neuroanatomy 3
KIN 536 Physiological Regulation of Exertion and Exercise 3
KIN 541 Clinical Foundations of the Physical Therapy Examination 5
Total: 19 credits


UWinteriM (2 weeks)
  Course Title Credits
KIN 680 FIELDWORK: INTRO 1
Total: 1 credit


Spring I (15 weeks)
  Course Title Credits
KIN 753 Medical Physiology II 4
KIN 640 Scientific Principles of Interventions 5
KIN 542 Physical Agents 3
KIN 705 Foundations of Clinical Research 3
KIN 706 Research & Applied Statistics in Physical Therapy 3
Total: 18 credits


Summer II (8 weeks instruction & 4 weeks fieldwork)
  Course Title Credits
KIN 565 Motor Behavior 3
KIN 643 Integument System 2
KIN 741 Musculoskeletal: LE 3
KIN 708 Clinical Gait Analysis 3
KIN 681 FIELDWORK: GENERAL PRACTICE 2
Total: 13 credits


Fall II (15 weeks)
  Course Title Credits
KIN 641 Cardiopulmonary Evaluation and Treatment 3
KIN 718 Clinical Radiology 1
KIN 742 Musculoskeletal: UE 3
KIN 765 Neuromuscular: Adult 4
KIN 780 Clinical Teaching 2
KIN 709 Research Practicum 3
Total: 16 credits


Spring II (15 weeks)
  Course Title Credits
KIN 745 Health/Wellness in PT 2
KIN 740 Musculoskeletal: Spine 3
KIN 766 Neuromuscular: Pediatric 4
KIN 746 Care-based Clinical Decision Making (CDM) 2
KIN 744 Healthcare Systems and Administration 3
KIN 709 Research Practicum 3
Total: 17 credits


Summer III (12 weeks)
  Course Title Credits
KIN 880 INTERNSHIP I 8
Total: 8 credits


Fall III (12 weeks)
  Course Title Credits
KIN 881 INTERNSHIP II 8
Total: 8 credits


Spring III (12 weeks)
  Course Title Credits
KIN 882 INTERNSHIP III 8
KIN 889 Internship Debriefing 1
Total: 9 credits