College of Staten Island

Graduate Catalog 2013-2014

Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT)

Chair: Professor Jeffrey Rothman

Building (5N), Room 207

Email: jeffrey.rothman@csi.cuny.edu

Telephone: 718.982.3153

Fax: 718.982.2984

Program Overview

The clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) program is designed to prepare graduates to examine, evaluate, diagnose, and intervene in the management of impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities of the cardiopulmonary, musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, and integumentary systems. The duration of the clinical internships will be 34 weeks. The research component will require a publishable research project utilizing evidenced-based practice. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, telephone 703.706.3245, email:accreditation@apta.org, website: www.capteonline.org. The College of Staten Island will admit students to the program for the fall semester of each academic year. All course work will take place at the college, except for the human anatomy dissection lab course which will take place off campus. Applicants must have an earned baccalaureate degree along with specified course prerequisites. The three-year curriculum requires 105 credits of graduate course work and completion of a capstone research project. Tuition rates and student fees are based on current CUNY doctoral student rates for tuition. DPT students will also be responsible to pay a tuition differential.

Accreditation Status

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (DPT) at the College of Staten Island/the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website:www.capteonline.org.

Program Goals

The DPT program prepares students to become clinician-scientists who can competently apply research to clinical practice, perform all aspects of physical therapy (PT) practice, and perform clinical research. It will prepare graduates to examine, evaluate, diagnose, and intervene in the management of impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities of the cardiopulmonary, musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, and integumentary systems. The program meets changing national standards as well as community needs for physical therapists working in a multitude of settings.

Graduation, Enrollment, Licensure Pass Rates

 

2011

2012

2013

Initial Class Size

12

18

18

Percentage of Graduates

91.6%

100%

100%

Employed Six Months Post Graduation

100%

100%

100%

Ultimate Licensure Exam Pass Rate

90%

94.74%

84.21%

College of Staten Island Table updated November 7, 2013

Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) Admission, Application, Progression and Retention Requirements

Admission requirements to the Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) Program

Applicants are required to meet the following admission criteria:

  1. Students must have completed a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited four-year institution by the end of the semester prior to entry
  2. Two semesters of anatomy and physiology for science majors, with laboratories
  3. Two semesters of physics for science majors, with laboratories
  4. Two semesters of chemistry for science majors, with laboratories
  5. Two semesters of psychology (including one semester of developmental psychology or child psychology)
  6. One semester of mathematics (pre-calculus or college algebra and trigonometry)
  7. One semester of statistics (we recommend a course that includes computer applications)
  8. One semester of English composition (e.g., expository writing)
  9. For applicants who have not studied in English-speaking countries, a score of at least 550 (paper), 213 (computer), or 79-80 (Internet) on the TOEFL examination.
  10. The application is available online at www.csi.cuny.edu/registrar/onlineforms/graduateapplication.php4 and the deadline for submission is November 1st.
  11. Two Clinical Experience Forms completed by Physical Therapist are required to document clinical experience of at least 100 hours in the United States under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist, with a minimum of 50 hours in a hospital setting and the remainder in one or more different practice settings (e.g., private practice, nursing home, pediatric or school setting, outpatient setting). The potential applicant may inquire at any hospital or other facility about volunteering in its physical therapy department as a means of gaining access to clinical experience.
  12. All prerequisite requirements must be met prior to the starting date of the program in which the applicant is seeking admission.
  13. An undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 calculated from all college courses.
  14. Filing of a complete College of Staten Island application by the deadline and meeting all other doctoral program requirements, including taking the GRE (College of Staten Island Code is 2778).

Note: While a 3.0 undergraduate GPA is required to apply to the DPT program, due to the competitiveness of acceptanceto the program, this does not assure admission to the program.

Applications to the Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) Program

Applicants to the DPT Program must complete the information online on the website and select the correct drop down boxes on the application form. The application is available at www.csi.cuny.edu/registrar/onlineforms/graduateapplication.php4.

Academic Progress through the Doctorate in Physical Theraphy (DPT) Program

Students are required to comply with all Department of Physical Therapy DPT program policies and procedures.

Students are required to maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or above to remain in good academic standing. Students earning a grade below "C" in any required course in the Physical Therapy Program will not be permitted to continue the sequence of physical therapy courses. A meeting with the faculty will be scheduled to discuss whether the student should retake the course and re-enter the program the following year. Students are permitted to repeat a failed course only once.

If a student repeats a failed course, it is required that a grade of "C" will be earned in the repeated course and that the student’s GPA must remain above 3.0. If the student earns below a "C" grade in the repeated course, the student will dismissed from the program. Students are permitted to repeat a failed course one time only. Students may repeat a maximum of one course while enrolled in the Physical Therapy Program. This policy includes grades earned in clinical affiliations. A student is limited to failing one clinical affiliation throughout the entire curriculum sequence. If a clinical affiliation is failed, the student is placed in one make-up clinical affiliation. This make-up clinical affiliation, and any and all remaining clinical affiliations, must be passed for successful continuation and graduation from the program. If a student withdraws from any course, permission to repeat the course and re-enter the Program is based upon the admissions criteria described above.

The grading policy in courses that include a practical (laboratory) examination or checkout as part of their grades is determined by the faculty member instructing the course. In all courses, the syllabus states that students must pass all practical examinations.

If a student’s cumulative GPA falls below 3.0, the student is placed on academic probation.

Requirements for the First and Second Exam are described below.

First Examination

The First Examination consists of two components, a written exam and a clinical performance evaluation. The written examination is administered after completion of at least 35 credits and the first year of the curriculum. This would be early in the fall semester in September. The exam will include content from courses totaling 33 credits. The passing grade is 75%. The second component of the First Examination is the Clinical Performance Instrument (CPI), which is used to evaluate students after completion of their first clinical affiliation. This is considered pass-fail evaluation. After successful completion of both components, students will have completed at least 54 credits and be eligible to continue into the second year of the program. A student who fails the First examination will be allowed to retake the failed component. A remediation plan will be designed in consultation with the failing student including a timetable for retesting. A student is allowed one retake of any component of the first exam. Unsuccessful passing on a retake will result in dismissal from the DPT Program. Students have the right to appeal this decision as specified in the CSI Student Handbook) and on the college and program website which is where the most recent information about policies and procedures appears.

Second Examination

The Second Examination consists of two components, a written exam and a clinical performance evaluation. The written examination is administered after completion of at least 73 credits and two years of the curriculum. For CSI this would be scheduled early in the fall semester, in September. The passing grade is 75%. The second component of the Second Examination constitutes results from the Clinical Performance Instrument (CPI) which is used to evaluate student performance upon completion of their second affiliation. This is considered a pass-fail evaluation. After completion of both components, students will have completed at least 73 credits and would be eligible to continue into the third and final year of the DPT curriculum. A student who fails the Second Exam will be allowed to retake the failed component(s). A remediation plan will be designed in consultation with the failing students including a timetable. A student is allowed one retake of any component of the second exam. Unsuccessful passing on a retake will result in dismissal from the DPT program. Students have the right to appeal this decision as specified in the CSI Student Handbook) and on the college and program website which is where the most recent information about policies and procedures appears.

Professional Development I and Professional Development II

Students are required to complete two full days of continuing educational experiences. These continued education courses must be approved by the faculty. They can be offered through a professional organization, such as the American Physical Therapy Association or other nationally recognized educational organizations. Students are not charged tuition for Professional Development I or II. Students will be required to pay for attending the continued educational course. To receive credit for attending each course, the student must provide evidence to the Department Chair that they successfully completed the continued education course. The student’s transcript will indicate that the student has attended two required days of continuing education. Examples of organizations that we recommend to meet this requirement include:

  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Institute for Physical Art
  • Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars
  • State Chapter Conferences and Workshops
  • National Student Conclave (APTA)
  • Nationa APTA Meetings (Annual Conferences or Mid-Winter Sections Conference)

Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) Degree Requirements

The design of this curriculum is based on a strong, proven record of educating competent clinicians who practice within the widely diverse scope of physical therapy practice. The three-year DPT program will require 105 credits of graduate course work within the Physical Therapy curriculum. The breakdown of credits is 42 credits during the first year, 37.5 credits during the second year, and 25.5 credits during the final year of the program. Thirty-four weeks of full-time clinical internships are included within the curriculum. The formula for allocation of credits is one credit for each hour of lecture and one credit for every three hours of laboratory time. For example, a course that is six hours a week, three hours lecture, and three hours laboratory is allocated four credits. The formula for external clinical practicum is one credit for every two weeks of full-time clinical education experience. In sum: each student is expected to satisfactorily complete:

105 credits

First Examination

Second Examination

Four Clinical Affiliations

Publishable Research Project

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

Hours

Semester

PHT 70100

Clinical Anatomy

4

6

Fall, 1

PHT 70200

Medical Terminology

1

Online

Fall, 1

PHT 70300

Foundations of Patient Care

2

4

Fall, 1

PHT 70400

Introduction to PT Practice & Ethics

2

2

Fall, 1

PHT 70500

Upper Extremity Kinesiology & Assessment

2

3

Fall, 1

PHT 70600

Psychosocial Aspects of Clinical Practice

2

2

Fall, 1

PHT 71000

Research Design

2

2

Fall 1

PHT 72000

Human Physiology & Exercise Physiology

4

4

Fall 1

PHT 73000

Structure & Function of the Nervous System

3

3

Spring, 1

PHT 74000

PT Prevention & Intervention

4

6

Spring, 1

PHT 75000

Physical Modalities: Clinical Decision Making & Application

3

5

Spring, 1

PHT 76000

Lower Extremity & Kinesiology & Assessment

2

4

Spring, 1

PHT 77000

Directed Research I

1

3

Spring, 1

PHT 78000

Clinical Medicine for PT

3

3

Spring, 1

PHT 80100

Pulmonary PT

2

3

Spring, 1

PHT 79500

Integumentary System: Assessment and Intervention

1

2

Summer, 1

PHT 80000

Introduction to Musculoskeletal Examination

1

2

Summer 1

PHT 80900

Directed Research II

1

3

Summer, 1

PHT 87000

Health Promotion through Lifespan

2

2

Summer, 1

Year Two

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

Hours

Semester

PHT 80200

Clinical Education: Education Theories

2

2

Fall, 2

PHT 80300

Differential Diagnosis & Intervention in Clinical Orthopedics I

2

2

Fall, 2

PHT 80400

Introduction to Neurological PT

2

4

Fall, 2

PHT 80500

Musculoskeletal Examination & Intervention I

2

4

Fall, 2

PHT 80600

Clinical Affiliation I

3

6 weeks

Fall, 2

PHT 86000

Directed Research III

1

3

Fall, 2

PHT 80800

Differential Diagnosis in Neurological Evaluation

1

3

Fall, 2

PHT 81000

Neurological Interventions I

3

5

Fall, 2

PHT 82000

Differential Diagnosis & Intervention in Clinical Orthopedics II

(Radiology & Imaging)

3

3

Fall, 2

PHT 83000

Orthotics & Prosthetics

2

2

Spring, 2

PHT 84000

Differential Diagnosis & Intervention in Clinical Nuerology

3

3

Spring, 2

PHT 85000

Musculoskeletal Examination & Intervention II

3

5

Spring, 2

PHT 80700

Proprioceptive Nueromuscular Facilitation

1

3

Spring, 2

PHT 88200

Pediatric Development

2

3

Spring, 2

PHT 81100

Cardiac Rehabilitation

2

3

Spring, 2

PHT 88800

Directed Research IV

1

3

Spring, 2

PHT 88600

Clinical Affiliation II

4.5

9 weeks

Summer, 2

Year Three

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

Hours

Semester

PHT 88000

Neurological Interventions II

2

4

Fall, 3

PHT 88100

Seminar in Departmental Organization and Management

3

3

Fall, 3

PHT 88300

Pharmacology & Systems Review

3

3

Fall, 3

PHT 88400

Musculoskeletal Examination & Intervention III

3

5

Fall, 3

PHT 88500

Electronueromyography & Motion Analysis

2

2

Fall, 3

PHT 90000

Research Seminar V

1

3

Fall, 3

PHT 88700

Clinical Decision Making

1

2

Fall, 3

PHT 87200

Topics in PT

1

3

Fall, 3

PHT 88950

Clinical Affiliations III

5

10 weeks

Spring, 3

PHT 89000

Clinical Affiliations IV

4.5

9 weeks

Spring, 3

Total Credits Required: 105

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Graduate Catalog 2013-2014

Message from the President

About the College

Admissions

Registrar

Tuition and Fees

Financial Aid

Academic Policies and Procedures

Academic Services/Student Services

Graduate Degrees and Certificate Programs

CUNY Doctoral Degree Programs

Graduate Programs, Disciplines, and Course Offerings

Master of Science in Accounting (MS)

Autism Spectrum Disorders Advanced Certificate

Master of Science in Biology (MS)

Master of Science in Business Management (MS)

Master of Arts in Cinema and Media Studies (MA)

Master of Science in Computer Science (MS)

Graduate Programs in Education

Master of Arts in English (MA)

Master of Science in Environmental Science (MS)

Master of Arts in History (MA)

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MA)

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)

Master of Science in Neuroscience, Mental Retardation, and Developmental Disabilities (MS)

Graduate Programs in Nursing

Master of Science Degree Programs

Advanced Certificate Programs

Nursing Courses

Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT)

Program Overview

Accreditation Status

Program Goals

Graduation, Enrollment, Licensure Pass Rates

Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) Admission, Application, Progression and Retention Requirements

Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) Degree Requirements

Physical Therapy Courses

PHT 70100 Clinical Anatomy

PHT 70200 Medical Terminology

PHT 70300 Foundations of Patient Care

PHT 70400 Introduction to Physical Therapy Practice & Ethics

PHT 70500 Upper Extremity Kinesiology & Assessment

PHT 70600 Psychosocial Aspects of Clinical Practice

PHT 71000 Research Design

PHT 72000 Human Physiology and Exercise Physiology

PHT 73000 Structure and Function of the Nervous System

PHT 74000 PT Interventions and Preventions

PHT 75000 Physical Modalities - Clinical Decision Making and Application

PHT 76000 Lower Extremity Kinesiology & Assessment

PHT 77000 Directed Research I

PHT 78000 Clinical Medicine for PT

PHT 79500 Integumentary System: Assessment & Intervention

PHT 80000 Introduction to Musculoskeletal Examination

PHT 80100 Pulmonary Evaluation and Interventions

PHT 80200 Clinical Education: Education Theories

PHT 80300 Differential Diagnosis & Intervention in Clinical Orthopedics

PHT 80400 Introduction to Neurological PT

PHT 80500 Musculoskeletal Examination I

PHT 80600 Clinical Affiliation I

PHT 80700 Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation

PHT 80800 Differential Diagnosis in Neurological Evaluation

PHT 80900 Directed Research II

PHT 81000 Neurological Interventions I

PHT 81100 Cardiac Rehabilitation

PHT 82000 Clinical Orthopedics II/Radiology and Imaging

PHT 83000 Orthotics & Prosthetics

PHT 84000 Differential Diagnosis & Intervention in Clinical Neurology

PHT 85000 Musculoskeletal Examination II

PHT 86000 Directed Research III

PHT 87000 Health Promotion through the Life Span

PHT 87200 Topics in PT

PHT 88000 Neurological Interventions II

PHT 88100 Seminar on Organization and Management

PHT 88200 Pediatric Development and Assessment

PHT 88300 Pharmacology and Systems Review

PHT 88400 Musculoskeletal Examination III

PHT 88500 Electroneuromyography and Motion Analysis

PHT 88600 Clinical Affiliation II

PHT 88700 Clinical Decision Making

PHT 88800 Directed Research IV

PHT 88950 Clinical Affiliation III

PHT 89000 Clinical Affiliation IV

PHT 90000 Directed Research V

Clinical Affiliations

Program FAQS

Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT)

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Master of Social Work (MSW) Mission and Goals

Master of Social Work (MSW) Admission Requirements

Master of Social Work (MSW) Dismissal, Probation, and Graduation

Master of Social Work (MSW) Degree Requirements

Social Work Courses

SWK 672 MSW Social Welfare Policy II

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Biology Courses

Computer Science Courses

Dramatic Arts Courses

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History Courses

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