Degree Plan - Starting with Class of 2024

The DPT Program faculty performed a curriculum review during the latter half of 2021, and utilized program data and student feedback to enhance our 2-year DPT curriculum. Although the number of credits are lower than the original curriculum, no curricular content has been removed. The credit hour structure has been realigned to the Carnegie credit hour system with allowances for the hybrid nature of the program. There are no planned changes in the estimated flat-rate tuition as posted on the BU DPT website. This revised curriculum will begin with the Class of 2024.

You can view course descriptions for this curriculum here.

 

Year One

Term Course# Title Credits
SP 1 DPT 6100 Professional Physical Therapist Practice I

1

SP 1 DPT 6212 Functional Movement 2
SP 1 DPT 6214 Clinical Medicine I 2
SP 1 DPT 6300 Human Physiology 3
SP 1 DPT 6540 Physical Therapy Examination 5
SP 1 DPT 6610 Human Anatomy 6
      19 hours

 

Term Course# Title Credits
SU 1 DPT 6620 Musculoskeletal System I 6
SU 1 DPT 6221 Clinical Medicine II 2
SU 1 DPT 6331 Physical Therapy Interventions 3
SU 1 DPT 6421 Clinical Research 4
SU 1 DPT 6450 Applied Neuroscience 4
      19 hours

 

Term Course# Title Credits
FA 1 DPT 6332 Musculoskeletal System II 3
FA 1 DPT 6334 Musculoskeletal System III 3
FA 1 DPT 6431 Aging Adult 4
FA 1 DPT 6470 Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Systems 4
FA 1 DPT 6531 Neuromuscular System 5
      19 hours

 

Year Two

Term Course# Title Credits
SP 2 DPT 6220 Assistive Technologies 2
SP 2 DPT 6341 Clinical Medicine III 3
SP 2 DPT 6350 Pediatrics 3
SP 2 DPT 6351 Clinical Integration I 3
SP 2 DPT 6441 Clinical Experience I 4
      15 hours

 

Term Course# Title Credits
SU 2 DPT 6110 Doctoral Synthesis I 1
SU 2 DPT 6151 Pain Science 1
SU 2 DPT 6310 Health and Wellness Promotion 3
SU 2 DPT 6360 Clinical Integration II 3
SU 2 DPT 6370 Business Principles for the Physical Therapist 3
SU 2 DPT 6442 Clinical Experience II 4
      15 hours

 

Term Course# Title Credits
FA 2 DPT 6120 Doctoral Synthesis II 1
FA 2 DPT 6270 Professional Physical Therapist Practice II 2
FA 2 DPT 6710 Clinical Experience III 7
      10 hours