FOURTH YEAR (Graduate School) First Semester 2 Applied Anatomy/GDPT 811 5 Foundations in Human Movement/ GDPT 818 1 Foundations in Human Movement Lab/GDPT 819 2 Research Applications: Evidence-Based Practice I/GDPT 814
Second Semester 6 Exam, Eval & Intervention for Musculoskeletal Mvmt of the Extremities/GDPT 822 3 Exam, Eval & Intervention for Musculoskeletal Mvmt Dysfunct of the Extremities Lab/GDPT 824 2 Exam, Evaluation & Intervention for Musculoskeletal Mvmt Dysfunc of the Spine/GDPT 825 2 Health Care System & Policy I/ GDPT 810 2 Exam, Evaluation & Intervention for Musculoskeletal Movement Dysf. of the Spine Lab/GDPT 827 1 Pharmacology/GDPT 890 16 128 credits total
Course Descriptions PT 110: Physical Therapy Seminar I This course will discuss the history of the physical therapy profession. Scope of practice, responsibilities, and relationships with other health professionals will be reviewed. The professional organization for physical therapists will be introduced to the students. The students will meet with clinicians who will discuss the many opportunities available to physical therapists. 1 credit PT 210: Physical Therapy Seminar II This course is the second in the series of seminar classes to introduce the student to the physical therapy profession. It will allow the students additional observation of physical therapists in the clinic and to share their experiences with each other. It also enables the students to begin to develop their professional communication style including introduction to medical terminology and reading professional journals. 1 credit
PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT KIMBERLY CAVANAGH, DHSc, MPAS, PA-C., Chairperson FACULTY: Associate Professor: Kimberly Cavanagh. Assistant Professors: Heather Adams, Natasha Camera, Adrienne Colabuno, Kristen Grippe, Blake Hoppe, Jennifer Majewski, Caroline Palmer, Katharine West. Medical Director: John Jageman. Physician assistants (PAâ€™s) are medical providers who are nationally certified and state licensed to practice medicine as a member of a team with other healthcare professionals. Their specific tasks vary widely due to differences among state laws and hospital policies. Generally, PAs are qualified to obtain patient histories, perform comprehensive physical examinations, order and interpret diagnostic laboratory tests, develop a diagnosis, implement a treatment plan for common illnesses, deliver patient education and counseling, perform certain surgical procedures, and provide emergency care. PAs may assist in surgery and deliver preoperative and post-operative care. Physician Assistants may deliver patient care in any setting in which the physician works.