During the course of study, ScD students will attend courses on long weekends. During these courses they will participate in both lecture and laboratory experiences. Courses will be enhanced with web-based curriculum components that include reading assignments, interactive sessions, Website links, and case studies. Students in the ScD Program will complete a clinical dissertation focused on clinical teaching or research.

AVAILABLE CLINICAL COURSES

Extremity Topic
Course Designation Credit Hours
HPPT 6321 Advanced Clinical Practice for the Shoulder Complex 3 hours
HPPT 6322 Advanced Clinical Practice for the Elbow & Forearm 3 hours
HPPT 6323 Advanced Clinical Practice for the Wrist & Hand 3 hours
HPPT 6324 Advanced Clinical Practice for the Hip Complex 3 hours
HPPT 6325 Advanced Clinical Practice for the Knee Complex 3 hours
HPPT 6326 Advanced Clinical Practice for the Ankle & Foot 3 hours
Spine Topic
Course Designation Credit Hours
HPPT 6327 Advanced Clinical Practice for the Upper C Spine 3 hours
HPPT 6328 Advanced Clinical Practice for the Lower C Spine 3 hours
HPPT 6329 Advanced Clinical Practice for the CTJ & TOS 3 hours
HPPT 6330 Advanced Clinical Practice for the Thoracic Spine & Ribs 3 hours
HPPT 6331 Advanced Clinical Practice for Acute Lumbosacral Pain 3 hours
HPPT 6332 Advanced Clinical Practice for Recurrent & Chronic LS Pain 3 hours
Academic Courses
Course Designation Credit Hours
HPPT 6404 Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Screening 4 hours
HPPT 6317 Radiological Anatomy 3 hours
Elective Courses
Course Designation Credit Hours
HPPT 6303 Basic & Applied Science in Orthopaedics 3 hours
HPPT 6305 Updates in Orthopaedics Surgical Management 3 hours
HPPT 6311 Clinical Studies in Anatomy (a lab course) 3 hours
HPPT 6312 Neuroscience of Pain 3 hours
HPPT 6313 Biomechanics in Orthopaedics 3 hours
HPPT 6314 Motor Control in Orthopaedics 3 hours
HPPT 6319 Seminar in Contemporary Topics for Autonomous Practice 3 hours
Research Track Courses
Course Designation Credit Hours
HPPT 7301 Seminar in Clinical Research Design 3 hours
HPPT 7406 Parametric Statistics 4 hours
Education Track Courses
Course Designation Credit Hours
HPPT 7404 Educational Evaluation in Health Professions  4 hours
HPPT 7305 Curriculum Design & Teaching in Health Professions  3 hours
Clinical Project Courses
Course Designation Credit Hours
HPPT 7000 Clinical Project N/A
HPPT 7104 Clinical Project Presentation N/A
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