An Overview of NUMSS Admissions to the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program

Why Enroll in the DPT program?

Designed for practicing physiotherapists, the DPT program integrates physical therapy art and science, as well as professional and experiential education. It provides you with the necessary knowledge base for to become a doctor of physical therapy. Core courses within this doctoral program include differential diagnosis, diagnostic imaging, pharmacology, nutrition, and manual medicine.

Why Choose to Study DPT at NUMSS(Spain)?

Because National University of Medical Sciences offers the most affordable 100% online on-demand DPT program in the world. This program is ideal for the working physiotherapists and physical therapists as they will have the flexibility to study at the time they wish without leaving home. As there is no need to attend a classroom, they can watch the lectures at the comfort of their homes. Students spending a large sum on the costs associated with daily travel. NUMSS DPT program tuition is kept low to make the program affordable to all students.

Admission Prerequisites

The prerequisite to enter the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program is having at a minimum a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in physiotherapy or physical therapy. Those with a bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy or physical therapy can complete the program in two years. Those with a master’s degree or equivalent in physiotherapy or physical therapy can complete the program in 1 year. Applicants with a PhD in physiotherapy of physiotherapy or equivalent will receive advance credits. The DPT program can be taken as a dual degree program with a number of other programs such as the MBA in health care & the Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) program.

Curriculum for the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program (2 year FT, 2560 hours total 640 hours per semester)

1st year (1st semester)1st year (2nd semester)2nd year (1st semester)2nd year (2nd semester)
DS 202  Diagnosis and             SymptomologyOT 101  Manual Therapy ILD 202  Clinical Laboratory DiagnosisGB 202  Gait Biomechanics and Anatomy of the Lower Limb
PT 301   Physiotherapy               ModalitiesOT 102   Manual Therapy IISI 401  Sport InjuriesDA 202  Lower Limb Diagnosis and Assessment
CN 102  Clinical             NutritionOT 401  Manual Therapy IIIOC 301   Clinical Management in Physical TherapyCE 402  Clinical Ergonomics
PA 302  Physical AssessmentOS 101  Manual Therapy Skills ITP 102  Orthopedic Taping TechniquesPA 301  Lower Limb Patient Assessment
CP 301  Clinical PharmacologyCP 302  Clinical Pharmacology 2FA 101   Fitness Assessment and TrainingFC 302  Pathomechanics and Foot care
PL 101  Optional Class:Practical lab(techniques review,1 week FT,in Panama)ND 202 NeurodiagnosisOT 103  Manual Therapy IVIM 201  Immunology
PA 201  PathologyOS 102  Manual Therapy Skills IITH 402  Research Project and Thesis
RX 401  Principles of Radiology and Diagnostic ImagingMM 201  Medical MicrobiologyPL 202  Optional Class:Practical lab(techniques review,1 week FT,in Panama)
PL 102  Optional Class:Practical lab(techniques review,1 week FT,in Panama)PL 201  Optional Class:Practical lab(techniques review,1 week FT,in Panama)

*The above courses are for those with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent. Those with Master’s or PhD receive advance credits and can finish the DPT program in one year or less.

Curriculum for the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program (1 year FT, 1280 hours total 320 hours per semester)

1st Year (1st semester)2nd Year (2nd semester)
DS 202   Diagnosis and SymptomologyOT 101   Manual Therapy I
PT 301   Physiotherapy ModalitiesOT 102   Manual Therapy II
CN 102   Clinical NutritionOT 202   Manual Therapy III
PA 302   Physical AssessmentOS 102   Manual Therapy Skills I
CP 301   Clinical PharmacologyCP 302   Clinical Pharmacology 2
OC 301   Clinical Management in Physical TherapyND 202   Neurodiagnosis
PL 101   Optional Class: Practical  Lab(Techniques review ,1 week FT,in Panama)PA 201   Pathology
RX 401   Principles of Radiology and     Diagonostic Imaging
TH 402   Research Project and Thesis
PL 102   Optional Class: Practical Lab(Techniques review ,1 week FT,in Panama)

Curriculum for the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) -Phd

1st Year (1st semester)
OT 101   Manual Therapy I
OT 102   Manual Therapy II
OT 202   Manual Therapy III
OT 103   Manual Therapy IV
OS 101   Manual Therapy Skills I
OS 102   Manual Therapy Skills II
CP 301   Clinical Pharmacology I
RX 401  Principles of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging
CN 102   Clinical Nutrition
LD 202   Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
OC 301   Clinical Management in Physical Therapy
DS 202   Diagnosis and Symptomology
TH 402 Research Project and Thesis
PL 101 Optional Class: Practical Lab(Techniques review ,1 week FT,in Panama)