To receive the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, the candidate must:

  1. Complete all coursework (104 credit hours) as required with an overall GPA of 3.0 or better.
  2. Complete at least 3 credit hours of Elective coursework, in addition to the 104 credit hours.
  3. Successfully complete the clinical internships (I-IV) required.
Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredit Hours
PTS 616 Clinical Research I 3
PTS 670 Clinical Skills in Physical Therapy 3
PTS 672 Clinical Kinesiology and Biomechanics 3
PTS 674 Clinical Evaluation 3
PTS 676 Medical Screening in Physical Therapy 1
PTS 708 Human Gait and Locomotion 1
 Credit Hours14
Spring
PTS 640 Foundations Of Neuroscience 3
PTS 642 Electrotherapy 3
PTS 644 Medical Pathology Seminar II 1
PTS 726 Therapeutic Exercise 3
PTS 728 Musculoskeletal Examination and Treatment I 3
 Credit Hours13
Summer
PTS 630 Foundations of Physical Therapy 3
PTS 631 Gross Anatomy for Physical Therapy I 3
PTS 632 Gross Anatomy for Physical Therapy II 3
PTS 643 Medical Pathology Seminar I 1
 Credit Hours10
Year Two
Fall
PTS 710 Clinical Internship I 2
PTS 646 Medical Pathology Seminar IV 1
PTS 650 Pharmacology 2
PTS 671 Therapeutic Physiology 2
PTS 706 Neurological Evaluation 3
PTS 745 Integumentary Disorders and Treatment 2
 Credit Hours12
Spring
PTS 714 Neurorehabilitation 3
PTS 724 Cardio-Respiratory Physical Therapy 3
PTS 727 Prosthetics and Orthotics 3
PTS 731 Geriatric Physical Therapy 2
PTS 730 Pediatric Physical Therapy 2
PTS 770 Education Principles In Physical Therapy 1
 Credit Hours14
Summer
PTS 629 Evaluation And Treatment Of Spinal Dysfunctions 1 3
PTS 633 Communication in Physical Therapy Practice 2
PTS 641 Neuroscience II 3
PTS 645 Medical Pathology Seminar III 1
PTS 675 Clinical Decision Making I 2
 Credit Hours11
Year Three
Fall
PTS 717 Clinical Research II 3
PTS 748 Musculoskeletal Examination and Treatment II 3
PTS 771 Complementary Therapies in Rehabilitation 2
PTS 775 Clinical Decision Making II 3
PTS 785 Medical Diagnostic Tests 2
PTS 711 Clinical Internship Ii 2
 Credit Hours15
Spring
PTS 803 Clinical Internship Iii 2
PTS 804 Clinical Internship Iv 2
 Credit Hours4
Summer
PTS 715 Rehabilitation of the Complex Patient 3
PTS 718 Physical Therapy Administration 3
PTS 729 EVALUATION and TREATMENT OF SPINAL DYSFUNCTIONS II 3
PTS 765 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 2
 Credit Hours11
 Total Credit Hours104

The University of Miami, Department of Physical Therapy has affiliations with 350 clinical sites locally and throughout the country.

Distant internships may incur additional expenses for the student.