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PT Curricula, Schedules & Dates

Doctor of Physical Therapy Curriculum Philosophy

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program supports Creighton University’s Jesuit identity, existing to educate and mentor future and current clinicians for excellence in physical therapy practice, advance the profession through scholarship and provide service to the University and community for the greater good. Our goal is for graduates to become competent and compassionate physical therapists who practice using evidence to support decision-making. As a graduate, you will be expected to show commitment to serving patients, society and the profession and to demonstrate that learning and reflection are lifelong endeavors.

Curriculum Description

DPT education at Creighton begins in August each year. The program is eight semesters long and is spread throughout three calendar years by attending summer terms. The curriculum is organized and presented in a logical sequence using a hybrid model systems-based and lifespan-based learning. Early courses emphasize mastering the breadth and depth of knowledge in the foundational sciences (such as anatomy, cell biology, kinesiology and neurobiology). The clinical science courses, with accompanying laboratory skills work, are sequenced around physiological systems (such as musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular, pulmonary and integumentary systems). Each course addresses the physical therapy needs of individuals throughout the lifespan. Critical inquiry, clinical judgment and communication skills are emphasized to ensure that you are incorporating critical thinking skills, bridging theory with practice and developing as a professional. 

Attention to the behavioral and social sciences is complemented by service, teaching and inter-professional experiences to enhance understanding of the complexity and diversity of the patient and society. This includes psycho-social, cultural and ethical elements of patient care.

Omaha Physical Therapy Schedules & Dates

Fall Exam Schedule

Spring Exam Schedule

Summer Exam Schedule

Exam schedule details and policies:

Course Schedules August-December

Schedules are tentative and may be updated until the first day of classes. Check schedules frequently for updates.

Electives

Course Schedules January-May 

Schedules are tentative and may be updated until the first day of classes. Check schedules frequently for updates.

Lab Assignments available in NEST.

 

Electives

Course Schedules May-August 

Schedules are tentative and may be updated until the first day of classes. Check schedules frequently for updates.

 

Electives

Phoenix Physical Therapy Schedules & Dates

Please note that this calendar is tentative. Dates are subject to change.

Physical Therapy Class of 2025

Fall Exam Schedule
Spring Exam Schedule
Summer Exam Schedule

Exam schedule details and policies:

Course Schedules August-December

Schedules are tentative and may be updated until the first day of classes. Check schedules frequently for updates.

Electives

Course Schedules January-May
Schedules are tentative and may be updated until the first day of classes. Check schedules frequently for updates.
Lab Assignments available in NEST.
 

Course Schedules May-August
Schedules are tentative and may be updated until the first day of classes. Check schedules frequently for updates.

Contact Us

Joann Crinklaw
Information Coordinator & Academic Schedule Coordinator
402.280.3297

Joanncrinklaw@creighton.edu

 

 

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