This certificate program, which is registered with the New York State Education Department, offers physical therapists advanced theoretical knowledge, problem-solving and hands-on skills in the specialty area of neuromusculoskeletal examination, evaluation and interventions.
|PT-709||Business Management Strategies for Physical Therapists||2|
|PT-731||Advanced Orthopedic Spine||3|
|PT-732||Advanced Orthopedics Extremities||3|
Advanced Practice (Must Complete 4 Credits from the List Below)
* Other Advanced Practice electives require prior approval from the certificate director.
|PT-684||Manual Therapy in Sports Rehabilitation||1|
|PT-687||Comprehensive Soft Tissue Manipulation||1|
|PT-688||Functional Approach to Exercise||1|
|PT-752||Intro to Pelvic Floor Dysfunction||1|
|HP-501||Introduction to Qigong: Theory, Evidence And Practice||1|
Total required for Certificate in Advanced Orthopedic Physical Therapy: 15
A minimum grade of B is required for all courses. In the event that a B grade is not achieved, the course may be repeated once with the approval of the instructor.
To appeal a decision rendered by the School of Health Professions faculty/administration that has academic consequences, you must follow the appeal procedures, which are available at www.dyc.edu/appeals.
Applicants to this certificate program must present the following:
- Official transcripts indicating an entry-level degree in physical therapy and,
- A current active license to practice physical therapy in the U.S. or its equivalent.
Students who are currently enrolled in the doctor of physical therapy program may also apply for admission to this certificate program if they:
- Obtain a recommendation letter from a faculty member who is an orthopedic specialist, and
- Are in good standing within the D.P.T. program, and
- Have a minimum 3.30 G.P.A. for all courses within the D.P.T. orthopedic curriculum (Functional Anatomy (PT-522), Orthopedic Physical Therapy I (PT-513), lecture and labs).
The number of seats available per cohort in the certificate program will be determined by the number of sites available that can offer the advanced clinical internship.