At Andrews University, we offer you the following postprofessional physical therapy degrees to meet your particular career goals. Postprofessional Physical Therapy Programs are not accredited by CAPTE.
The transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (t-DPT) is designed to provide advanced learning for practicing physical therapists. The t-DPT student will enhance their skills in medical screening, differential diagnosis, clinical leadership and administration, imaging and laboratory science, therapeutic exercise prescription, education and research. This degree transitions the clinician to the academic standard of the entry-level DPT graduate and truly trains the clinician to become a direct access practitioner.
For licensed physical therapists in the US or Canada, we offer the degree as a part-time, blended program with an on-campus short course format and interactive online learning to reduce time away from home and work. For other international students, we offer the degree as a full-time on-campus program.
The Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy (DScPT) degree represents the highest clinical specialty doctorate in the world and is recognized as an advanced academic doctoral degree for bachelors, masters, and doctoral trained physical therapists. It is a unique degree designed to not only train the clinician to be a confident direct access provider and a competent researcher, but will also train the clinician to become a specialist in orthopedic manual therapy. The DScPT degree curriculum also prepares you to teach in entry-level DPT programs, takes you through the entire research process and helps you develop an ongoing scholarly agenda.
Andrews University partners with the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT), an APTA accredited fellowship program, to provide the clinician with the skills needed to become a certified manipulative therapist. This degree will further enhance key areas such as medical screening, differential diagnosis, education, research, therapeutic exercise prescription, imaging and laboratory science, along with clinical leadership. This degree truly allows the clinician to become a master clinician, a teacher and a researcher. Many of our DScPT graduates are faculty members at Universities within the United States and Canada.
For licensed physical therapists in the US or Canada, we offer the degree as a full-time or part-time, blended program with an on-campus short course format and interactive online learning to reduce time away from home and work.
The majority of our courses are available for CEU's as well.