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 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)?
We are the largest provider of DPT education in Europe with alumni in 72 countries. We have expanded DPT to many countries without formal DPT education such as Iran that does not yet have a DPT education as medical doctors oppose it as they do not wish physiotherapists become doctors. We however now have over 400 DPT alumni in Iran and hope within next few years all 6000 physiotherapists in Iran obtain the DPT in order to provide better healthcare to the public.
Purposefully we have kept our tuition low so physical therapists in any country could afford studying our DPT program. Our DPT degree is evaluated and approved in the United States by Validation Corp and California University FCE and it is legalized by Spain Ministry of External Affairs and Spain Ministry of Justice. Many countries accept our DPT, the last one being the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
This DPT program is ideal for the working physiotherapists 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 home. While there is no requirement to attend an in-person class, we offer a week long in-person practical manual therapy technique review class at our campus in Spain and other locations including Los Angeles at California Health University, Panama City at Pourgol Osteopathy Chronic Pain Hospital and Seville at Seville University of Health & Medicine. Based on demand we may also offer this class at selected 378 clinics of Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada operating in 34 countries including Pakistan, Canada, The United States, Spain, Singapore, Malaysia, Iran, India, Korea, Greece, Croatia, Thailand, Czech Republic, Ireland, United Kingdom, France, Trinidad & Tobago, Hong Kong, Morocco, Namibia, Philippines, Lebanon, South Africa, Azerbaijan, and Israel.
DPT Admission Prerequisites
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 Symptomology||OT 101 Manual Therapy I||LD 202 Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis||GB 202 Gait Biomechanics and Anatomy of the Lower Limb|
|PT 301 Physiotherapy Modalities||OT 102 Manual Therapy II||SI 401 Sport Injuries||DA 202 Lower Limb Diagnosis and Assessment|
|CN 102 Clinical Nutrition||OT 401 Manual Therapy III||OC 301 Clinical Management in Physical Therapy||CE 402 Clinical Ergonomics|
|PA 302 Physical Assessment||OS 101 Manual Therapy Skills I||TP 102 Orthopedic Taping Techniques||PA 301 Lower Limb Patient Assessment|
|CP 301 Clinical Pharmacology||CP 302 Clinical Pharmacology 2||FA 101 Fitness Assessment and Training||FC 302 Pathomechanics and Foot care|
|PL 101 Optional Class: Practical Manual Therapy technique Class,1 week FT, in Spain, USA, Panama||ND 202 Neurodiagnosis||OT 103 Manual Therapy IV||IM 201 Immunology|
|PA 201 Pathology||OS 102 Manual Therapy Skills II||TH 402 Research Project and Thesis|
|RX 401 Principles of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging||MM 201 Medical Microbiology||PL 202 Optional Class: Practical Manual Therapy technique Class,1 week FT, in Spain, USA, Panama|
|PL 102 Optional Class: Practical Manual Therapy technique Class,1 week FT, in Spain, USA, Panama||PL 201 Optional Class: Practical Manual Therapy technique Class,1 week FT, in Spain, USA, 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 640 hours per semester)
|1st Year (1st semester)||2nd Year (2nd semester)|
|DS 202 Diagnosis and Symptomology||OT 101 Manual Therapy I|
|PT 301 Physiotherapy Modalities||OT 102 Manual Therapy II|
|CN 102 Clinical Nutrition||OT 202 Manual Therapy III|
|PA 302 Physical Assessment||OS 102 Manual Therapy Skills I|
|CP 301 Clinical Pharmacology||CP 302 Clinical Pharmacology 2|
|OC 301 Clinical Management in Physical Therapy||ND 202 Neurodiagnosis|
|PL 101 Optional Class: Practical Lab (Techniques review ,1 week FT, in Spain, USA or 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)|
Our Doctor of Physical Therapy students have access to one week of in-person practical manual therapy technique class in multiple locations. This in-person manual therapy technique review class is not mandatory as it is not part of the DPT program. It is considered a continuing education program. NUMSS DPT Students receive a certificate awarding them 40 hours of CEU credit towards fulfilling CE requirements of their local physiotherapy association. The DPT Students can take the practical class in Spain, United States, Panama and a number of other locations.