Master of Science in Physical Therapy

Master of Science in Physical Therapy

The Department of Physical Therapy offers a Master of Science in Physical Therapy (MSPT) aimed at providing clinicians with robust and rich practical learning experiences. This program does not lead to licensure in the United States, rather it is intended to support international clinicians wishing to gain further experience with a variety of disorders. Graduation from this program does not guarantee admission to a Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Graduates will have a strong understanding of entry-level and advanced clinical services in a variety of healthcare settings, will produce evidence-based research contributing to the scholarly body of evidence in the field, demonstrate leadership skills that impact delivery of high quality care for patients, and develop skills needed to serve as a patient educator, clinical educator, and faculty member. Admission to the MSPT program is on a competitive basis.


The MSPT program is an in-residence program requiring 30 credit hours. The program runs August to July and is divided into three semesters (Fall, Spring and Summer). The MSPT program requires the following coursework:

PT 501   Kinesiology/Lab (3 credit hours)

PT 502   Foundational Concepts/Lab (3 credit hours)

PT 503   Therapeutic Modalities/Lab (3 credit hours)

PT504    Examination Methods (3 credit hours)

PT505    Prosthetics & Orthotics/Lab (3 credit hours)

PT506    Orthopedic Science/Lab (3 credit hours)

PT507    Neurologic Science/Lab (3 credit hours)

PT508    Therapeutic Exercise/Lab (3credit hours)

PT509    Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Science/Lab (3 credit hours)

PT510    Differential Diagnosis & Assessment/Lab (3 credit hours)