Courses

Below you will find the current course offerings listed by semester and then alphabetically by department. If you have any questions about these courses, please contact the Registrar's Office at or 617-521-2111.

Summer 2019 Course Schedule - Updated Hourly

Updated Hourly - Last Updated: 10/21/2019 11:20AM

Doctorate of ABA

DABA 630 - Experimental Analysis of Behavior

Overview of behavioral processes. Presents information relating to human and nonhuman learning with a focus on the experimental analysis of behavior. Topics covered include environmental feedback mechanisms, automatic reinforcement, selectionism, multioperant performances, discriminative stimulus control, stimulus equivalence, rule-governed behavior, joint attention, and semantic priming. The course also focuses on research methodologies and critical analysis of research.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
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01 05/23/2019 -
08/22/2019
Thursday

06:00PM-
09:30PM
MCB
W206
Ronald Allen Open 18 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

DABA 635 - Behavioral Medicine

Behavioral Medicine is an important area of research, teaching, and clinical practice. It is the study of the factors influencing the behavioral and physical health of people and takes a biopsychosocial approach in accounting for illness and behavioral health.

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01 05/20/2019 -
08/19/2019
Monday

06:00PM-
09:30PM
MCB
W206
Gretchen Allison Dittrich Open 17 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

Doctor of Philosophy in Educ.

DEDU 670 - Dissertation Seminar

The seminar is designed to assist students in the preparation of their dissertation project proposal. Classes will include presentation and discussion of students' work-in-progress. The course will move back and forth between theoretical considerations and practical ones and we will cover such topics as problems and pitfalls of selecting topics, criteria of acceptability, literature reviews, developing a theoretical framework, selection of methodology, methodological issues prominent within the major topics of the students' different disciplinary fields, issues relevant to data analysis, selection of a dissertation committee, developing a timetable for the completion of the dissertation project as well as procedures for insuring the protection of human subjects.

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01 05/20/2019 -
08/30/2019
N/A N/A N/A Russell W. Maguire Open 3 No 2.00 Main Campus

DEDU 690 - Dissertation

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01 05/20/2019 -
08/30/2019
N/A N/A N/A Susan M. Duty Wcls 0 Yes 1.00 Main Campus
02 05/20/2019 -
08/30/2019
N/A N/A N/A Philip N. Chase Clsd 0 Yes 4.00 Main Campus
03 05/20/2019 -
08/30/2019
N/A N/A N/A Russell W. Maguire Clsd 0 Yes 1.00 Main Campus

DEDU 699 - Dissertation Extension

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01 05/20/2019 -
08/30/2019
N/A N/A N/A Russell W. Maguire Open 6 Yes 0.00 Main Campus

Doctor of Physical Therapy

DPT 621 - Human Anatomy

Knowledge of human anatomy is essential for physical therapists to make clinical decisions regarding examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, and development of a plan of care for patients and clients. This course is an in-depth study of the human body through cadaver dissection and lecture/discussion. Students apply the knowledge gained in this course to all subsequent physical therapy courses.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Credits Location
01 06/03/2019 -
08/09/2019
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

11:30AM-
01:00PM
SCB
S119
Derek M. Liuzzo Wcls 0 No 7.00 Main Campus

DPT 621L - Human Anatomy Lab

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01 05/20/2019 -
08/30/2019
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

08:00AM-
10:30AM
N/A
Derek M. Liuzzo Wcls 0 No 0.00 Harvard Medical

DPT 631 - Clinical Medicine

In this introductory course, students learn basic concepts that will be utilized throughout the duration of the DPT program and their careers. Students will learn fundamental principles related to imaging, pharmacology, and body systems not covered elsewhere in the curriculum. The course will be framed within the context of the Human Movement System and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health. Lectures will incorporate active learning strategies and emphasis will be made to incorporate content from the co-requisite course DPT 621 Human Anatomy. The focus of this course will be to lay the foundation of information by introducing students to concepts that they will apply in future courses.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Credits Location
01 06/04/2019 -
08/08/2019
Tuesday, Thursday

01:30PM-
02:50PM
SOMC
M301
Amy E. Heath Wcls 0 No 2.00 Main Campus

DPT 701 - Clinical Experience I

Students apply knowledge and skills in patient/client management in a health care setting and learn to address the physical therapy needs of actual patients and clients under the supervision of a physical therapist. The experience requires students to be in the clinical setting for approximately 40 hours per week for 12 weeks.

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Credits Location
01 06/03/2019 -
08/23/2019
N/A N/A N/A Elizabeth Murphy
Mark Joseph Dynan
Open 1 No 5.00 Main Campus

DPT 714 - Professional Seminar

The professional seminar for this semester has been designed to build upon your prior clinical experiences, as well as topics from previous professional seminars to help prepare for your final two full time clinical experiences and your future as a physical therapist. The seminar will include discussion topics, guest speakers, and assignments to assist you in preparing for upcoming clinical experiences and move forward with your professional development so that you feel prepared, informed and confident in your abilities to enter into the profession of Physical Therapy. Integrated Clinical Experiences (ICEs) will also be included within the course. Each student will be assigned to an ICE for 1 day a week for 4 weeks in either DPT 713 or DPT 714. Experiences will be in a variety of settings, which include, but are not limited to: neuro (IP or OP), women's health and/or pediatrics. Please refer to Clinical Education Manual for Policy and Procedures.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Credits Location
01 05/22/2019 -
07/31/2019
Wednesday

01:00PM-
02:20PM
LEF
L316
Alia Grace Sullivan
Elizabeth Murphy
Open 1 No 1.00 Main Campus

DPT 724 - Advanced Topics

This course is designed to build upon concepts covered in prior musculoskeletal and clinical course work and introduce advanced and specialty topics in musculoskeletal physical therapy. Students will integrate and apply previous knowledge and skills to new contexts while critically analyzing physical therapy practice in the musculoskeletal setting. The course will be divided into three main areas. The first will address the history, clinical decision-making, application, and efficacy of manual therapy techniques including mobilization and manipulation to the spine and extremities. The second portion of the semester will build upon these concepts while addressing the anatomy, epidemiology, pathology, and management of individuals with temporomandibular joint dysfunction, upper cervical spine dysfunction, headaches, thoracic outlet syndrome, pediatric/adolescent scoliosis and Women's health related diagnoses. The third portion of the course will address the physical therapy, medical and orthotic/prosthetic management of amputations. Concepts of modern pain science will be integrated into each of these topic areas. This course includes lecture and laboratory and is designed to utilize integrated clinical experiences to build on clinical care in an evidenced based format.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 05/20/2019 -
07/31/2019
Monday, Wednesday

10:30AM-
11:50AM
LEF
L316
Shawn Sprague
Justin Beebe
Open 1 No 3.00 Main Campus

DPT 724L - Advanced Topics Lab

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 05/20/2019 -
07/31/2019
Monday, Wednesday

08:00AM-
10:00AM
SCB
S323
Shawn Sprague Open 1 No 0.00 Main Campus

DPT 754 - Research Seminar: Systematic Review

This is the fifth course in the research sequence of the curriculum, for students who opt for, and selected for systematic review. This course is the final part of the capstone research course. This is an advanced course focused on the critical review of the scientific literature, building upon content from DPT 652, DPT 653, DPT 752, and DPT 753. The critical review of the literature will be on a topic directly pertaining to physical therapy (e.g. diagnosis, intervention, education, etc.). The course design is to foster collaborative investigation, critique, and writing leading toward dissemination.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Credits Location
01 05/21/2019 -
07/30/2019
Tuesday

10:30AM-
11:50AM
SCB
S251B
Justin Beebe Open 33 No 1.00 Main Campus

DPT 764 - Research Seminar: Faculty Directed Research

This is the fifth course in the research sequence of the curriculum, for students who opt for, and selected for faculty directed research. This course is the final part of the capstone research course. This is an advanced course in research methodology and design, which builds upon DPT 652, DPT 653, DPT 752, and DPT 763. Students complete projects begun during Year II, as designated by the faculty advisor. The course design is to foster collaborative research activities leading toward dissemination.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Credits Location
01 05/21/2019 -
07/30/2019
Tuesday

10:30AM-
11:50AM
LEF
L316
Justin Beebe Open 8 No 1.00 Main Campus

DPT 784 - Frameworks for Physical Therapy: Neuromuscular II

This course is a continuation of DPT 783. Students expand their neuroscience knowledge and repertoire of physical therapy examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, and management skills for a broader variety of neuromuscular problems and more complex patient cases. Teaching and learning methods include lecture, laboratory activities, patient cases, and small group self-directed, problem-based tutorials, and integrated clinical experiences. Includes lecture and laboratory sessions.

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Credits Location
01 05/21/2019 -
07/30/2019
Tuesday

Thursday

08:00AM-
09:50AM
10:30AM-
12:20PM
LEF
L316
LEF
L316
Christine Ploski
Justin Beebe
Open 1 No 4.00 Main Campus

DPT 784L - Frameworks for Physical Therapy: Neuromu scular II Lab

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 05/23/2019 -
07/25/2019
Thursday

08:00AM-
09:50AM
SCB
S323
Christine Ploski Open 1 No 0.00 Main Campus

DPT 793 - Clinical Experience 3

Students apply knowledge and skills in patient/client management in a health care setting, and learn to address the physical therapy needs of actual patients and clients under the supervision of a physical therapist. The experience requires students to be in the clinical setting for approximately 40 hours per week for 12 weeks.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Credits Location
01 07/01/2019 -
08/30/2019
N/A N/A N/A TBA Clsd 0 Yes 5.00 Main Campus
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