Physical Therapy (PT) is increasingly recognized as an essential and indispensable field of medicine, and as more patients progressively seek its benefits and healing, a clinical doctorate will put you on the frontline of a revolution in patient care. At Andrews, we connect you with comprehensive instruction, personal attention and interaction, spiritual emphasis, and supportive academic community that will help you further enhance and progress in your PT career.
Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (t-DPT)
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 as a part-time, blended program with on campus short course format and interactive online learning to minimize time away from home and work! For foreign trained physcial therapists, the degree is offered as a full-time on campus program.
The DScPT degree represents the highest clinical specialty doctorate in the world. This unique degree is designed to enhance the skills of practicing physical therapists. Respecting the importance of fundamental principles of orthopaedic manual therapy, each graduate will be recognized as a Certified Manual Physical Therapist (CMPT) through our partner, the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT).
In addition to the CMPT the student will choose a concentration in Women’s Health or Orthopaedic Manual Therapy. The Women’s Health concentration prepares the student to meet the underserved, complex physical therapy needs of women. The Orthopaedic Manual Therapy concentration will gain the designation of COMT (Certified Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapist). A dual concentration is available and new concentrations are in development.
Our partnership with NAIOMT also provides students the opportunity to pair the DScPT degree with the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE) accredited and American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) recognized Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy program offered by NAIOMT.
This degree truly allows the clinician to become a master clinician, teacher and researcher. Graduates of the DScPT program are primed for teaching in a University setting, contributing to scholarly research, as well as leading the profession in evidence based clinical practice. Many of our DScPT graduates are faculty members at Universities within the United States and across the world.
For licensed physical therapists in the US or Canada, we offer the degree as a full or part-time, blended program with an on-campus short course intensive format and interactive online learning to reduce time away from home and work. The program can be paced from 3 to 7 years.