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Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy
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Physical Therapy

成人抖音 has received approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on College to offer the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at ULM will focus on addressing health disparities and meeting the needs of rural communities. 成人抖音 is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist education program from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

Effective November 8, 2022, 成人抖音 Doctor of Physical Therapy Program has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; phone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org). 听

If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 318-342-1265 or email ulmdpt@ulm.edu. Candidate for Accreditation is an accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status does not assure that the program will be granted Initial Accreditation. 听

Interested in Applying? The ULM DPT PTCAS 2022-2023 application cycle is now closed. The next admissions cycle will open in mid-July of 2023 and close on October 1st, 2023.

Mission: The ULM Doctor of Physical Therapy program strives to develop diverse, high functioning practitioners and leaders who will partner with community members to produce meaningful and sustainable change.

The American Physical Therapy Association states that 鈥減hysical therapists (PTs) are movement experts who optimize quality of life through prescribed exercise, hands-on care, and patient education.鈥

Physical therapists don鈥檛 just work as clinicians. You will find physical therapists working as educators, healthcare administrators, researchers, information technologists, and many other positions.听

Our ability to integrate large amounts of information helps to position physical therapists as valuable members of any team.听According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 鈥渆mployment of physical therapists is projected to grow 22 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.鈥 The Louisiana Workforce Commission estimates that between now and 2024 approximately 980 openings for physical therapists will occur in Louisiana.

Come join our program and be part of our vision to serve as a听model听of excellence for workforce development and research听addressing听movement-related health disparities.

Program Contact:

Ashanti M. Jones, Associate Director of Physical Therapy and Director of Clinical Education, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Walker Hall 1-69, 318-342-1967 | asjones@ulm.edu

Lisa VanHoose, Director of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Walker Hall 1-64, 318-342-1236 | vanhoose@ulm.edu

Cost of Attendance & More

Making sure your program is the right financial investment is an important part of the search process.

DPT COST OF ATTENDANCE & MORE

ULM INFORMATION

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What sets us apart?

Small cohort size

Anticipated cohort size of less than 50 students for individualized attention

Rural health and health听disparities focus

The DPT program will have a rural health and disparities focus that will allow students to examine and research inequities in healthcare, especially in the Southern United States.听

Collaborative curriculum

The Anatomy course series and the Assessment and Management course series reflect strong alignment of topics and focus areas, allowing students to engage in active learning strategies to improve retention.

Various clinical sites across urban, suburban, and rural communities

Clinical learning encounters provided by our community partners in more than 40 states enable DPT students to work with diverse patient populations and practitioners to obtain the skills and competencies required for the entry-level physical therapist.

Client interaction will start in the first semester for the early development of professional skills

DPT students will have the ability to get experiential learning in the clinic starting during their first semester. This early development of clinical skills will give our therapists the advantage of practical training in addition to the classroom coursework.听

Collaborative student-faculty research opportunities

Research is a priority of the DPT curriculum and faculty. Students will have ample opportunity to work with faculty members on research to enhance their skills as a practitioner as well as scholar.听

The American Physical Therapy Association states that 鈥減hysical therapists (PTs) are movement experts who optimize quality of life through prescribed exercise, hands-on care, and patient education.

Students who pursue a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree can work in a variety of settings including:听

  • Outpatient clinics or private practices

  • Sports, fitness and wellness centers

  • Occupational or workplace environments

  • Home health care and Hospice

  • Rehabilitation hospitals

  • Sub-acute rehabilitation facilities

  • Extended care centers, nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities

  • Government facilities for civilians and military personnel

  • Educational settings such as preschools and vocational schools

  • Research facilities

  • Primary care facilities

We are committed to developing rural health generalists through our innovative system based curriculum. The curriculum requires 37 courses for a total of 95 credit hours. Each student will have the option of creating an individualized elective focused on advanced clinical training, research, licensure test preparation, or study abroad opportunities.

DPT 2022 Charter Cohort Curriculum

Credit Hours

Fall 2022 1st Semester First Year

PHYT 6100 Functional Anatomy I: Musculoskeletal System

4

PHYT 6110 Assessment and Management of the Musculoskeletal System I

6

PHYT 6120 Clinical Inquiry I

2

PHYT 6130 Professional Development I

1

PHYT 6140 Cultural and Rural Health I

1

PHYT 6150 Integrated Clinical Experience I

1

Subtotal

15

Spring 2023 2nd Semester First Year

PHYT 6200 Functional Anatomy II: Neurological System

4

PHYT 6250 Integrated Clinical Experience II

1

PHYT 6260 Neurophysiology and Motor Control

3

PHYT 6270 Clinical Skills Development

4

PHYT 6280 Clinical and Applied Exercise Physiology I

3

Subtotal

15

Summer 2023 3rd Semester First Year

PHYT 6330 Professional Development II

2

PHYT 6350 Integrated Clinical Experience III

1

PHYT 6360 Assessment and Management of the Neurological System I

3

PHYT 6370 Therapeutic and Innovative Modalities

2

PHYT 6380 Clinical and Applied Exercise Physiology II

2

PHYT 6390 Applied Pharmacology and Diagnostic Imaging

2

Subtotal

12

Fall 2023 4th Semester Second Year

PHYT 6410 Assessment and Management of the Musculoskeletal System II

3

PHYT 6420 Clinical Inquiry II

2

PHYT 6450 Professional Education I

4

PHYT 6460 Assessment and Management of the Neurological System II

3

PHYT 6470 Patient Management Across the Lifespan I

3

Subtotal

15

Spring 2024 5th Semester Second Year

PHYT 6500 Functional Anatomy III: Cardiopulmonary System

4

PHYT 6510 Assessment and Management of the Musculoskeletal System III

3

PHYT 6550 Integrated Clinical Experience IV

1

PHYT 6570 Patient Management Across the Lifespan II

3

PHYT 6580 Assessment and Management of the Cardiopulmonary System

3

Subtotal

14

Summer 2024 6th Semester Second Year

PHYT 6600 Functional Anatomy IV: Gastrointestinal System

2

PHYT 6640 Cultural and Rural Health II

1

PHYT 6650 Professional Education II

4

PHYT 6670 Practice Management

2

PHYT 6690 Assessment and Management of Other Systems

1

Subtotal

10

Fall 2024 7th Semester Third Year

PHYT 6700 Functional Anatomy V: Genitourinary System

3

PHYT 6720 Clinical Inquiry III

1

PHYT 6750 Professional Education III

4

PHYT 6790 Assessment and Management of the Genitourinary System

2

Subtotal

10

Spring 2025 8th Semester Third Year

PHYT 6850 Professional Education IV

4

PHYT 6870 Independent Study (elective; optional)

1-3

Subtotal

4-7

TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

95-98

The healthcare field requires teamwork and excellent communication skills. Our students will actively participate in the ULM Interprofessional Education and听Practice听activities on the campus. Also, we are exploring study abroad opportunities for our DPT students.听

For financial aid information, please visit听/financialaid/.听

DPT students have the ability to apply for graduate assistantships. Visit the ULM Graduate Assistantship website for more information.听

Accreditation

Effective November 8, 2022, 成人抖音 Doctor of Physical Therapy Program has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; phone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org). 听

If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 318-342-1265 or email ulmdpt@ulm.edu. Candidate for Accreditation is an accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status does not assure that the program will be granted Initial Accreditation. 听

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