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
- EBP 6100 Evidence-based Practice
- NRTI 6310 Applied Neuro Anatomy
- NRTI 6230 Neurological Imaging
- NRTI 6240 Pharmacology for the Neurologic Patient
- NRTI 6220 Medical Screening for the Neurologic Patient
Neurologic Rehab Interventions
- NRTI 6139 Manual Therapy Interventions for the Neurologic Patient*
- NRTI 6119 Motor Learning/Motor Control and Neuroplasticity*
- NRTI 6129 Advanced Pathological Gait Assessment and Orthotics*
- NRTI 6149 Neurologic Rehab Interventions*
- NRTI 6130 Topics in Neuro Rehabilitation
- NRTI 6159 Locomotor Training and Robotics
- NRTI 6150 Age Appropriate Care/Health Promotion/Aging
- NRTI 6160 Administrative Topics
- NRTI 6140 Advanced Topics in Neuro Rehabilitation
*Includes a 2-day onsite lab intensive. Note: NRTI 6119WI and 6129WI taken concurrently.
Diagnosis Specific Curriculum
- NRTI 6210 Spinal Cord Dysfunction
- NRTI 6110 Acquired Brain Injury
- NRTI 6120 Other Neurologic Disorders
- NRTI 7170 Neurologic Virtual Rounds
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.