Mission

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at OSU-Cascades provides exceptional research and teaching faculty to support outstanding students in becoming compassionate entry-level clinician-scientists. Our students bring a diversity of thought, background, and experience to the program and translate that into the ability to positively impact a diverse population in a changing healthcare environment. The DPT at OSU-Cascades fosters innovation and promotes sustainability of the health care system and communities in Central Oregon and beyond, now and into the future.

Three-Year, Full-Time Program

The Doctor of Physical Therapy is a three-year, full-time program including summer term the first two years. Students complete 205 quarter credits including 35 weeks of full-time clinic work plus 60 hours of integrated part time clinical experiences.

Curriculum Subject to Change

Year 1
 

Fall Credits
PT 723 Professionalism and Cultural Competence
3
PT 724 Basics of Patient Management
5
PT 725 Foundations of Physical Therapy Measurement
4
PT 726 Therapeutic Exercise I for the Physical Therapist 
4
PT 732 Musculoskeletal Anatomy I for the Physical Therapist
7
PT 773 Evidence Based Practice and Research Methods I
1
Total 24
Winter Credits
PT 727 Therapeutic Exercise II for the Physical Therapist 
4
PT 729 Biophysical Agents 2
PT 733 Musculoskeletal Anatomy II for the Physical Therapist 6
PT 735 Clinical Biomechanics I
5
PT 737 Principles of Disease
3
PT 792 Clinical Experience I
1
Total 21
Spring Credits
PT 728 Therapeutic Exercise III for the Physical Therapist 
4
PT 734 Neuroanatomy for the Physical Therapist  5
PT 736 Clinical Biomechanics II
3
PT 753 Management of Cardiopulmonary Dysfunction
6
PT 774 Evidence Based Practice and Research Methods II
3
PT 793 Clinical Experience II: part time
1
Total 22
Summer Credits
PT 738 Neuroscience for the Physical Therapist
3
PT 742 Clinical Physiology for the Physical Therapist 
3
PT 744 Motor Control and Learning Across the Lifespan
3
PT 772 Imaging for the Physical Therapist 1
PT 775 Evidence Based Practice and Research Methods III
3
PT 776 Preparation for DPT Capstone Research
1
PT 794 Clinical Experience III: 2 week
3
Total 17

Year 2
 

Fall Credits
PT 739 Pathology and Pharmacology for the Physical Therapist
5
PT 749 Geriatric Physical Therapy 3
PT 754 Orthopedics I 6
PT 758 Management of Neurological Dysfunction I
5
PT 781 DPT Capstone Research I
2
Total 21
Winter Credits
PT 747 Motor Development for the Physical Therapist
3
PT 755 Orthopedics II
6
PT 759 Management of Neurological Dysfunction II
6
PT 767 Physical Therapy in Rural Communities
2
PT 769 Prosthetics and Orthotics in Physical Therapy  3
PT 782 DPT Capstone Research II
2
Total 22
Spring Credits
PT 751 Pediatric Physical Therapy
3
PT 756 Orthopedics III 6
PT 762 Management of Neurological Dysfunction III
4
PT 764 Differential Diagnosis for the Physical Therapist 3
PT 768 Business and Administration in Physical Therapy 3
PT 783 DPT Capstone Research III
2
Total 21
Summer Credits
PT 795 Clinical Experience IV: 3 Week
4
PT 757 Sports Physical Therapy
3
PT 766 Health Promotion and Wellness in Physical Therapy  3
PT 770 Leadership and Professional Development in Physical Therapy
2
PT 771 Physical Therapy Specialties
3
Total 15

Year 3
 

Fall Credits
PT 796 Clinical Experience V: 10 wk
14
Total 14
Winter Credits
PT 797 Clinical Experience VI: 10 wk
14
Total 14
Spring Credits
PT 798 Clinical Experience VII: 10 wk
14
Total 14

 

Academic Resources

Oregon State University Catalog

Academic Calendar

Office of the Registrar

 

Accreditation Statement