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2023-24 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-24 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Physical Therapy Direct-Admit

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The entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy program is a three year, eight semesters program. It is divided into DPT Year 1, DPT Year 2, and 3.

During DPT Year 1, course work in physical therapy begins at the 5000 level. The 5400-level courses present the basic, behavioral, professional and applied science foundations for the 6500-and 7600-level courses in DPT Year 2 and 3. For students that enter the program with direct admission status Bachelor’s degrees are awarded to those individuals satisfying all relevant Carroll undergraduate requirements at the conclusion of the senior year/DPT Year 1.

At the conclusion of DPT Year 1, students move into the graduate phase of the program, DPT Year 2, where 6500-level (summer, fall and spring terms of year five) and 7600-level (summer, fall and spring terms of year six) courses in physical therapy are offered. Knowledge gained in each course is integrated throughout subsequent courses. Physical Therapy Program graduates participate in the University’s Commencement ceremony in May.

DPT Year I - 31 Credits

(Senior year for Carroll Direct Admit and Transfer Students)

Summary of Credits

  • Pre-Professional Phase 98 credits
  • Professional Year 1 31 credits

Pre-Physical Therapy Emphasis with undergraduate major 128 credits

See the Carroll University Graduate Catalog for descriptions of Physical Therapy (PTH) courses in Year 2 and 3 of the Entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.

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