ProfessorsByl, Hallum, Noble, Radtka, Topp, Wanek
Assistant Clinical Professors (UCSF/SF State)Galvan, Jaramillo
LecturersAndrade, Carlisle, Galvan, Niklewicz, Sokolski, Scates, Ho-Tran, Smoot
D.P.T. (Doctor of Physical Therapy)
D.P.T.Sc. (Doctor of Physical Therapy Science)
Lecturers—Albee, Rogers, Kouyoumdjian, Nusrat, Scott, Haas,Torio
Graduate Certificate in Clinical Laboratory Science
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program
Students planning to become a physical therapist apply to the Entry Level DPT Program. This is a 3 year program (36 months) including 32 weeks of full time clinical affiliations. The DPT Program is accredited by the APTA Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education. It has also been approved by the University of California, California State University, California Post-Secondary Education Committee (CPEC) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
This program is designed to prepare scholarly clinicians, educators, collaborative clinical researchers, administrative managers and community leaders. The program accepts 28-34 students and requires 36 months of study (including summers). The curriculum is built on a strong theoretical foundation in basic, medical and applied sciences. Critical thinking and clinical reasoning are woven into all aspects of the program and creative problem solving skills are developed to work with patients to mitigate disability, optimize function and maintain positive health.
Courses are held at both San Francisco State University and the University of California, San Francisco. Clinical clerkships occur at affiliated agencies throughout California but are primarily located in the northern and central regions of the state. Graduates are well prepared to pass the State Licensing Examination and are considered top applicants for positions in a variety of physical therapy venues. Graduates are well prepared to pass the State Licensing Examination and are considered top applicants for positions in a variety of physical therapy venues.
The career outlook for physical therapists is very good with graduates employed in acute and rehabilitation hospitals, private practice, outpatient clinics, schools, community agencies, and academic programs.
Doctor of Physical Therapy Science
The Doctor of Physical Therapy Science degree prepares physical therapists for leadership roles as physical therapy educators, basic science, or clinical researchers. The program emphasizes a strong theoretical foundation in which to develop clinical research skills. The 36-48 month program (including summer semesters) consists of academic course work, laboratory studies, teaching practica, and participation in original research. Courses are held at both San Francisco State University and the University of California, San Francisco. Course work and research opportunities make full use of the expertise available at these two campuses.
The career outlook for physical therapist educators is excellent with opportunities for graduates to work in academic settings and/or research medical centers.
Twenty-eight to thirty-four students are admitted to the DPT program each June. Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution and meet all general admissions requirements for graduate study at both San Francisco State University and the University of California, San Francisco. Although any undergraduate major is acceptable, for students in the initial stages of undergraduate preparation, a major in kinesiology or the biological sciences tends to be the most direct route into a physical therapy program. All applicants must have completed the program prerequisites before entry. Students taking combined anatomy/physiology courses must complete two semester or three quarters of work. Applicants without a strong science background should take additional science courses to demonstrate an ability to succeed in science-based course work.
|Required Basic Prerequisite Courses||Units|
|General Chemistry with laboratory (1 Year) No survey courses||10|
|General Physics with laboratory (1 Year) No survey courses||8|
|Human or Comparative Anatomy with laboratory||3|
|Human Physiology with laboratory||4|
|Microbiology or Cell Biology or Vertebrate Histology||3|
|Abnormal Psychology or Psychology of Disability||3|
|Introduction to Statistics||3|
|Highly Recommended Courses|
|Motor Learning or Motor Control or Motor Development||3|
|Introduction to Computers (if not incorporated in Statistics class)||3|
|Neurosciences/Neuroanatomy (1 year recommended)||3|
|Structural or Anatomical Kinesiology||3|
To be eligible for admission consideration, students must meet the following criteria:
Students must submit TWO applications, which are submitted separately, but in parallel. Application materials consist of: 1) The Centralized Physical Therapy Application and 2) The UCSF Supplemental Physical Therapy Application. Both applications are acessible at UCSF P.T. Website at https://graduate.ucsf.edu/application/apply/eldpt/ for application instructions. The deadline for BOTH applications is OCTOBER 1ST (midnight, EST) of the year prior to desired entry (i.e. by October, 2010 for admission in June, 2011).
Following preliminary evaluation, 6080 applicants will be invited to interview. Students who are offered an interview are required to mail their official transcripts for their SF State application to the Graduate Program in Physical Therapy office at SF State. Following an interview and an assessment of writing skills, 28-34 students will be accepted for admission to the physical therapy program. Once accepted into the program, students will then complete an online application for admission to SF State.
Students must meet the first level of proficiency in written English as a condition of admission to the physical therapy program. Students must complete the GRE analytical writing section prior to enrollment. Evaluation of writing skills are also based upon an essay written at the time of the applicant's scheduled interview. The second level of written English proficiency is demonstrated through the culminating experience project during the student's final year in the program.
Students must successfully complete a written comprehensive examination during the second year of the DPT degree program.
Students research and write an in-depth patient case report or an evidence based review of a clinical problem following the criteria established in PT 910 and PT 920 courses. The manuscripts must be prepared in a publication-ready journal format as well as presented orally to an audience of faculty and peers.
Courses shown with quarter-unit values are taken at the University of California, San Francisco. Courses shown with semester-unit values are assigned to San Francisco State University. At San Francisco State University, courses numbering 700 or higher are graduate courses. At the University of California, San Francisco, courses with numbers between 100 and 199 are at the upper division level; courses with numbers between 200 and 399 are graduate courses.
|Basic and Applied Sciences|
|PT 200||Neuromusculoskeletal Anatomy||6|
|PHYS 121||Mammalian Physiology||5|
|PHYS 122||Mammalian Physiology||3|
|ANAT 207||Neuroscience for Physical Therapists||5|
|KIN 746||Clinical Exercise Physiology||3|
|PT 706||Structure, Function and Motion in Physical Therapy||2|
|PT 110||Pathophysiology of Disease: Orthopedics||2|
|PT 111||Pathophysiology of Disease: Neurology||3|
|PT 112||Pathophysiology of Disease: Pediatrics||2|
|PT 210||Radiology for Physical Therapy||2|
|PT 211||Pharmacology for Physical Therapy||2|
|PT 700||Comprehensive Physical Therapy Management||3|
|Applied Social Sciences|
|PT 735||Psychosocial Aspects in Rehabilitation Sciences||3|
|PT 736||Ecological and Organizational Issues of Rehabilitation||3|
|PT 704||Education, Learning, and Memory in Physical Therapy||2|
|PT 705||Administration and Organization in Physical Therapy||2|
|PT 251||Research Design||4.5|
|PT 419||Mentored Clinical Research Clerkship||9|
|Physical Therapy Sciences|
|PT 201||Physical Therapy Assessment||2|
|PT 202||Principles of Therapeutic Modalities||2|
|PT 741||Musculoskeletal Pathokinesiology I||4|
|PT 742||Musculoskeletal Pathokinesiology II||4|
|PT 743||Musculoskeletal Pathokinesiology III||3|
|PT 710||Neurological Pathokinesiology I||4|
|PT 711||Neurological Pathokinesiology II||3|
|PT 720||Cardiopulmonary Pathokinesiology I||2|
|Evidence Based Practice|
|PT 209||Evidence Based Practice||3|
|PT 910||Evidence Based Practice||4|
|PT 212||Muscle Nerve Biology||3|
|PT 213||Movement Science||3|
|PT 208||Professional Colloquium (Spring Symposium)||1.5|
|PT 908||Professional Colloquium||1|
|PT 801||Clinical Clerkship I||6|
|PT 802||Clinical Clerkship II||6|
|PT 803||Clinical Clerkship III||6|
|PT 930||Mentored Clincial Clerkship||6|
|PT 920||Case Reports||5|
|PT 400||Grand Rounds||3|
|PT 207||Physical Diagnosis||4.5|
|Total semester unit equivalent||119|
This program is designed for licensed, experienced physical therapist clinicians who are interested in academic teaching and clinical research. Although it is not necessary to have a masterís degree to apply, students without a masterís degree may need to take additional coursework to bring their knowledge base to the equivalency of the current masterís level of study in physical therapy (e.g. Radiology, Pharmacology, Neuroscience). One to four students are admitted to the program each year. Applicants must:
Students must submit applications by April 2010 for entering class of Fall 2010. Online application materials will be available from January 4th to April 1st to download from the Graduate Program in Physical Therapy web site at https://graduate.ucsf.edu/application/apply/dptsc/start.html for application instructions. All initial application materials must be submitted to UCSF.
On receipt of all application materials, students may be asked for an interview, review of research interest compatibility with faculty. Students accepted for admission to the DPTSc program are then required to apply online to SF State.
Students must complete the GRE Analytical Writing Section with a score of 4.5 to meet the first level of proficiency in written English as a condition of admission to the DPTSc program. The second level of writing proficiency is met with the culminating experience of an original research project that consists of a manuscript suitable for publication and an oral defense of the research.
Students are considered for advancement to candidacy for the Doctor of Physical Therapy Science after completing course work in one's area of emphasis, teaching practica, preparation of a written research proposal, and a comprehensive oral qualifying examination.
Students develop an original research project guided by a faculty member. The student completes an oral defense of the research and writes a manuscript suitable for publication.
The DPTSc program is designed to allow students to select courses, under advisement, in their area of interest. Students must complete 15 units in their area of emphasis, a minimum of two statistics courses, two semesters of teaching practicum, grand rounds, and the doctoral colloquia. Students also take Directed Research throughout the program until completion of their research requirement. All students serve as teaching assistants in the classroom situation and in the clinic.
Advisors—Albee, Rogers, Scott
The SF State Clinical Laboratory Internship Certificate program (CLS) provides students with the theoretical and practical skills necessary to work in hospitals, clinics, or biomedical research environments. The program prepares students at the post-baccalaureate level to sit for licensure as Clinical Laboratory Scientists. In addition, the program is fully accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) and meets the educational standards required for licensure as a CLS by the California State Department of Health, Laboratory Field Services (LFS). The program seeks to develop critical thinking skills for clinical and administrative decision making in the complex and ever-changing healthcare environment.
Clinical laboratory scientists are employed in healthcare settings such as medical laboratories within large medical centers, community hospitals, public health, clinics and private industry. Excellent employment opportunities exist in research and development, medical informational technology, laboratory administration and education.
The CLS program consists of (1) a 16-week semester of didactic and laboratory work and (2) a 40-week off-campus internship at affiliated clinical laboratory sites. Students enroll for 16 units for the pre-clinical semester. For the 40-week off-campus portion, students enroll in a combination of regular university sessions and special sessions through the College of Extended Learning.
|CLS 701||Clinical Chemistry and Urinalysis||4|
|CLS 706||Contemporary Clinical Science Issues||1|
|CLS 731||Clinical Hematology and Laboratory Applications||4|
|CLS 753||Clinical Microbiology for the CLS Intern||4|
|CLS 790||Clinical Serology & Immunohematology||3|
|Total Units First Semester||16|
|Subsequent 40 Weeks|
Clinical Laboratory Internship I
|CLS 705||Clinical Laboratory Internship II
(3 units of CLS 705 taken twice)
|CLS 709||Clinical Laboratory Internship III||3|
|CLS 707||CLS Bridge to Clinical Practice||3|
|Total Units Subsequent 40 Weeks||20|
|Total Units for Entire Program||36|
Level One: Students complete a proctored essay at the time of their application interview. If necessary, remediation will be fulfilled by successful completion of SCI 614 or equivalent course.
Level Two: Successful completion of a series of written professional reports as required for a leadership role in professional environments: CLS 706.
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