Physical Therapy Curriculum Overview

The Doctor of Physical Therapy curriculum (PDF) includes nine semesters of coursework and clinical experiences distributed over 36 months.

Most classes meet during the day, Monday through Thursday. Clinical science courses are taught by experienced physical therapists who are specialized in their content areas. The University is now offering, in conjunction with the Helzberg School of Management, a dual degree program that enables students an opportunity to earn both their DPT and MBA or Masters of Arts in Management degrees.

The cornerstone of our program is the Rockhurst University mission of Learning, Leadership and Service, a philosophy that underscores, inspires and enriches all that we do.

Our curriculum enhances skills in:

  • Communicating
  • Clinical reasoning
  • Professional behavior and leadership
  • Patient diagnosis and management
  • Evidence-based practice

For detailed curriculum information, please view our curriculum model (PDF) or download and print the Physical Therapy section of the University Catalog.