NeuroRTI’s Postprofessional DPT in Neurologic Physical Therapy is a 13-month program of post-professional clinical and didactic education for physical therapists designed to advance their preparation as a provider of patient care services in neurologic physical therapy.
An intensive combination of didactic, collaborative and clinical education experiences using a combination of distance learning, online courses, virtual rounds, and weekend intensive hands-on courses.
- Grow as practitioners skilled in neurologic physical therapy.
- Become highly-skilled, autonomous practitioners who have substantially increased their ability to provide care to a full spectrum of patients with neurologic injuries or conditions.
- Gain a strong base of knowledge of evidence-based practice and preventative and rehabilitative neurologic therapy techniques.
Foundations of Neurologic Clinical Practice
- NRTI 6310 – Applied Neuro Anatomy
- NRTI 6230 – Neuro Imaging
- NRTI 6240 – Essentials of Pharmacology and Clinical Lab Tests
- NRTI 6220 – Neuro Med Screening
- EBP 6100 – Evidence-based Physical Therapy Practice
Neurologic Rehab Interventions
- NRTI 6139 – Manual Therapy for Neurologic Patients*
- NRTI 6119, 6219 – Advanced Gait Assessment/Orthotics, Motor Learning/ Motor Control, Neuroplasticity*
- NRTI 6130 – Outcome Measures
- NRTI 6149- Wheelchair Seating/Assistive Tech, Electrical Stimulation*
- NRTI 6159 – Locomotor Training and Robotics*
- NRTI 6150, 6160 – Administrative Topics: Documentation/Billing, Ethics
*Includes a 2-day onsite lab intensive
Diagnosis Specific Curriculum
- NRTI 6210: Management of Spinal Cord Dysfunction
- NRTI 6110: Management of Acquired Brain Injury
- NRTI 6120: Management of Other Neurologic Disorders
Please note that the postprofessional DPT degree is not intended as an advanced academic degree in preparation for teaching as ranked faculty in a physical therapy educational program. The NeuroRTI Postprofessional DPT is designed to be a clinically oriented degree. Typically, academic institutions seek ranked faculty members who have “terminal doctoral degrees”, such as a PhD, DSc, etc. Individuals desiring an advanced academic degree that prepares them for teaching should pursue the appropriate degree (ie, PhD, DSc, etc.) based on feedback from their target institution. While some institutions with a clinical faculty appointment track recognize the postprofessional DPT for academic purposes, most require that it come from a regionally accredited institution.