Transitional DPT


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. The program utilizes a combination of short course format, independent study and distance learning to minimize time away from home while providing necessary didactic contact. The graduate should leave the program with greater skills in the area of medical screening, differential diagnosis, education and research. Attaining this degree sets the clinician on the path envisioned by the APTA to have all physical therapy provided by "doctors of physical therapy" by 2020!



A. PROGRAM COMPOSITION

Demonstrated competency or completion of a minimum of 34 credits of course work from the following areas:

B. CREDITS FOR COMPETENCY DETERMINATION

As a part of the application process and the Doctoral Colloquium course requirements, students are required to submit a portfolio. The portfolio review committee will then determine if qualifications for competency credit in any of the core areas has been demonstrated.

PROGRAM SYNOPSIS: t-DPT

YEAR ONE:
  • Two on campus sessions
  • One independent study/distance learning sessions
YEAR TWO:
  • Three independent study/distance learning sessions
  • Completion of Capstone Project
The entry point into the t-DPT program starts in August.
Phone: 269-471-2878   Toll-free: 800-827-2878   Email: pt-info@andrews.edu
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