Post-Professional Master of Physical Therapy Program
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About the Profession of Physical Therapy
Physical therapists evaluate and treat patients with disease, injury, or disabilities. In many states, registered physical therapists work as independent practitioners. The physical therapy techniques are applied to restore strength, flexibility, and coordination, and to reduce pain, and generally prepare the patient to function more effectively at work and in activities of daily living. Agents such as heat, light, electricity, water exercise, and massage are used. While working with patients, psychological and sociological principles are used to motivate and instruct.
Within the profession, there are many specialties, including orthopaedics, neurology, pediatrics, geriatrics, cardiopulmonary, hand rehabilitation, and sports physical therapy. Physical therapists work in acute-care and convalescent hospitals, rehabilitation centers, children's centers, private practice, athletic training and sports medicine programs, research institutions, school systems, and home-care agencies.
The post-professional master of physical therapy program is a 11 month program designed for individuals with a bachelor's degree in physical therapy who wish to pursue advanced studies in their profession. This program has a neuro-orthopaedic emphasis with a research minor.
Admissions information and requirements
An eligible applicant must meet all University, program /admissions and financial related requirements in order to be eligible. All requirements must be completed as part of the admissions process.
Tuition Costs Tuition costs do not include additional expenses such as books, transportation, and personal living expenses. International students may be subject to additional costs and requirements.
The program of instruction outlined as follows:
|AHCJ 545||Legal and Ethical Issues in the Health Professions||3|
|AHCJ 509||Teaching and Learning Styles||3|
|AHCJ 519||Graduate Portfolio||1|
||Orthopaedic Interventions: Mobilization of Peripheral Nerves & Joints of the Extremities||3|
|AHCJ 591||Research I||3|
|AHCJ 592||Research II||3|
|AHCJ 696||Research Rotations||2|
|PHTH 529||Pathokinesiology of Gait||3|
|PHTH 531||Soft-tissue Techniques||3|
|PHTH 598||Advanced Specialty Tracks||3|
|PHTH 548||Function-Based Rehabilitation||3|
|PHTH 549||Vestibular Rehab||3|
|PHTH 550||Integrative Approach to Early Rehab||3|
|PHTH 560||Neurologic Upper Extremity Management||3|
|RELR 575||The Art of Integrative Care||3|
Become an Educator
If you possess a background in clinical or classroom teaching and are interested in furthering your knowledge and skills, or are interested in becoming an educator in Physical Therapy, we have a program designed to assist you to meet your goals. The Master of Science in Health Professions Education (MS in HPE) degree is a one year fulltime, or two year part-time,course of study designed for just this reason.