Transitional DPT On Campus Format
Andrews University offers a transitional DPT (t-DPT) program whose purpose is to allow the working clinician to gain the additional knowledge necessary to transition them academically to the entry-level DPT. Our On Campus format, especially for the international physical therapist, is offered in a full-time format that is completed in 4 semesters, 17 months.
The graduate should leave the program with greater skills in the area of medical screening, differential diagnosis, therapeutic exercise prescription, education and research. This degree will prepare the clinician to rise to a standard of care and practice expected for a doctor of physical therapy.
Demonstrated competency or completion of a minimum of 35 credits of course work from the following areas:
- Doctoral Colloquium
- Physiological Basis for Exercise Prescription: Level I
- Clinical Research
- Differential Diagnosis
- Advanced Topics in Clinical Research
- Comparative Religions
- PT Administration and Leadership
- Clinical Pharmacology
- Medical Diagnostics
- Applications in Clinical Research
- Educational Techniques for Health Care Professionals
- Spirituality in Health Care
- NAIOMT Level I: Fundamentals of Ortho/Manual Therapy
- Capstone Experience
PROGRAM SYNOPSIS: t-DPT
Fall Semester - 9 credits
Spring Semester - 11 credits
Summer Semester - 7 credits
Fall Semester - 8 credits
The entry point into the t-DPT program starts in August.