Curriculum Overview (Standard A3.14 d)
The 24-month professional curriculum is composed of six 15-18 week semesters organized into a didactic phase and a clinical/culminating phase.. The didactic phase consists of a "lock-step" curriculum divided into three consecutive semesters over 12 months.
The clinical phase is divided into three consecutive semesters over 12 months, during which students are provided with supervised clinical practice experiences through nine rotations, each lasting five weeks. Rotation assignments are made by the program; students are not required to arrange for their own clinical placements. Clinical rotations consist of seven required core disciplines, one main discipline elective and one general elective. During the clinical phase learning experiences, each student develops his/her identity as a health care practitioner and a member of the professional health care team. The rotations take place in hospitals, clinics, or private settings. The clinical year also includes graduate coursework and completion of a Master’s project.