The curriculum of the Physical Therapy Program consists of 122 credit hours of coursework
over 3 years. Foundational knowledge is presented prior to clinically relevant content,
and courses requiring the synthesis of material are presented later in the curriculum.
Four full -time clinical experiences complement the academic instruction and occur
in each year of study. The Physical Therapy Program does not accept transfer students
from other DPT programs. All students must complete the program of study as defined.
Students complete a total of 1,600 contact hours of clinical experience during 4 clinical
The table below details these clinical placements and where they occur in the curriculum.
|PHYT 850 Clinical Experience 1
|PHYT 851 Clinical Experience II
|PHYT 852 Clinical Experience III
|PHYT 860 Clinical Experience IV
|Clinical Setting||Orthopedic||Acute Care||Rehab/Neuro||Choice|
|Placement in Program of Study||Summer Year 01||Summer Year 02||Spring Year 03||Summer Year 03|
Our course listing covers which courses need to be taken during each semester over your program of study. Class schedules and program of study forms (listed by graduation year) are available with our information for current students.
Important Information About Programs Leading to Licensure
The Doctorate in Physical Therapy Program in Exercises Science at the University of South Carolina is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education and therefore graduation ensures graduates eligibility to sit for national licensure and apply for professional licensure in any State, we cannot confirm that the program meets the requirements for professional licensure in other countries.
For more information, please refer to the professional licensure information page.