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Physical Therapy Department


Briar Cliff University is in the process of developing a clinical Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.*


*Graduation from a physical therapist education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone; 703-706-3245; accreditation@apta.org is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.

Briar Cliff University is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist education program from CAPTE. The program will submit an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage. Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the professional phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in professional courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved. Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation.

Courses

DPT 500 - DPT* Orientation
HSC 520 - Behavioral Sciences for the Health Care Professional
HSC 501 - Human Anatomy for the Health Care Professional
HSC 502 - Human Physiology for the Health Care Professional
HSC 503 - Human Neuroscience for the Health Care Professional
HSC 504 - Human Embryology for the Health Care Professional
HSC 505 - Normal Lifespan Development for the Health Care Professional
HSC 506 - Human Pathophysiology for the Health Care Professional
HSC 507 - Pharmacology for the Health Care Professional
HSC 508 - Human Medical Imaging for the Health Care Professional
HSC 509 - Human Kinesiology and Biomechanics for the Health Care Professional
HSC 521 - Evidence-based Practice for the Health Care Professional
HSC 540 - Foundational Rehabilitation Test and Measures
HSC 541 - Foundational Rehabilitation Interventions
HSC 560 - Scholarly Project Proposal
HSC 581 - Laws and Reimbursement for the Rehabilitation Professional
HSC 580 - Prevention, Health Promotion, Fitness and Wellness
DPT 520 - Clinical and Community-Based Correlations for the DPT Professional I
HSC 640 - Emergency Medical Responder
HSC 620 - Foundational Spanish for the Health Care Professional
DPT 600 - Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy
DPT 620 - Clinical and Community-Based Correlations for the DPT Professional II
DPT 621 - Clinical Education in Physical Therapy I
DPT 601 - Neurorehabilitation
DPT 602 - Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
DPT 603 - Integumentary Therapy for the Rehabilitation Professional
HSC 660 - Scholarly Project for the Rehabilitation Professional
DPT 622 - Clinical and Community-Based Correlations for the DPT Professional III
HSC 680 - Rehabilitation Practice Management
HSC 621 - Teaching and Learning for the Rehabilitation Professionals
DPT 640 - Pediatric Rehabilitation for the DPT Professiona
DPT 641 - Geriatric Rehabilitation for the DPT Professional*
DPT 642 - Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Adaptive Equipment for the DPT Professional*
DPT 643 - Differential Diagnosis for the DPT Professional*
DPT 623 - Clinical and Community-Based Correlations for the Rehabilitation Professional IV
HSC 740 - CSCS Preparation
DPT 740 - Sports Physical Therapy
DPT 741 - Women's Health
DPT 742 - Advanced Pediatric Physical Therapy
HSC 741 - Service-Learning Experience
HSC 742 - Independent Study
DPT 720 - Clinical and Community-Based Correlations for the Rehabilitation Professional V
DPT 721 - Clinical Education in Physical Therapy II
DPT 722 - Clinical Education in Physical Therapy III
DPT 723 - Clinical Education in Physical Therapy IV
DPT 724 - Clinical Education in Physical Therapy V
DPT 725 - Clinical Education in Physical Therapy VI
DPT 700 - DPT Culmination

Staff

Patrick Cross, PT, DPT, RHF
Program Director, Professor, planned Doctor of Physical Therapy program*
712-279-1708
Heidi Nelson, PT, DPT
Director of Clinical Education; Admissions Chair; Instructor, planned Doctor of Physical Therapy* Program
712-279-5478
Jason Adams, PhD, DC
Assistant Professor, planned Doctor of Physical Therapy program*
712-279-1650
Amy Brower, PhD
Director of Scholarly Activity; Instructor, planned Doctor of Physical Therapy program*
Patrick Hauer, PT, EdD, MHS
Professor, planned Doctor of Physical Therapy program*
Eric Strong, PT, PhD, MPT
Associate Professor, planned Doctor of Physical Therapy program*
Brett Bieber, PharmD
Adjunct Instructor, planned Doctor of Physical of Therapy program*
Amber Jansen, PT, DPT
Adjunct Instructor, planned Doctor of Physical of Therapy program*
Roy Osborn, PT, DPT, MS, OCS
Adjunct Instructor, planned Doctor of Physical of Therapy program*
Mitch Salsberry, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS
Adjunct Instructor, planned Doctor of Physical of Therapy program*
Nicolle Samuels, MSPT, CLT-LANA, CWS, CKT
Adjunct Instructor, planned Doctor of Physical of Therapy program*
Andrew Shim, EdD, CSCS*D
Adjunct Instructor, planned Doctor of Physical of Therapy program*
Danna Smith, DPT, COMT
Adjunct Instructor, planned Doctor of Physical of Therapy program*
Amanda Adamson, PT, DPT, OCS
Associated Faculty, planned Doctor of Physical Therapy program*
Sandi Burns, PT, DPT, c/NDT
Associated Faculty, planned Doctor of Physical Therapy* program
Erica Garvey, PT, DPT
Associated Faculty, planned Doctor of Physical Therapy program*
Jeff Nolder, PT, MSPT, MHA
Associated Faculty, planned Doctor of Physical Therapy program*
Jason Tjeerdsma, PT, DPT, PES
Associated Faculty, planned Doctor of Physical Therapy program*
Elizabeth Woodruff, PT, DPT, NCS
Associated Faculty, planned Doctor of Physical Therapy program*