Post-Professional DPT Curriculum

Schedule of Course Offerings

The post-professional curriculum reflect content that has been  augmented or enhanced during the past 10 years such as described in the  APTA Preferred Curricular Model for the Transition Clinical Doctoral  Program Learner. The post-professional DPT program will include 26 credit hours total – 6 core courses and 2-4 additional courses depending on your chosen track. The course  content will be delivered online with threaded asynchronous discussions  in which the instructor of record will be actively involved.

Upon enrollment into the program, students will take the Professional  Assessment course and will be recommended to take the Evidence-based  Practice course early in their course of study. They will then be  allowed to take the other courses following their own preference.  Students will receive credit for the CAPSTONE course once they  contribute to the physical therapy body of knowledge through  dissemination (presentation or publication) locally, regionally, or  nationally of one paper written during the course of the post  professional DPT program. Each post-professional student will be  assigned a Faculty Advisor, a core faculty member in the School of  Physical Therapy. Expectation for graduation is successful completion of  all coursework as well as dissemination of one scholarly piece in the  form of a peer reviewed presentation or publication.

Program of Study

Core Courses


Professional Self-Assessment (2 cr.)


Examination and Triage – Primary Care in Rehabilitation (3 cr.)


Evidence-based Practice (3 cr.)


Pharmacology for Rehabilitation Professionals (3 cr.)


Radiology and Imaging (3 cr.)


Business Management Principles for the Physical Therapist (2 cr.)

Track 1- UIW Online


Directed Practice (3 cr.)


Ethics and Law (3 cr.)


Health Education and Wellness (3 cr.)


Capstone (1 cr.)

Track 2- Certification through Evidence-in-Motion (EIM)

Students take course work through EIM and register for the following two courses after certification. 


Directed Practice (3 cr.) 


Capstone (1 cr.)


 Course Offering Descriptions