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 internationally trained physcial therapists, the degree is offered as a full-time on campus program. Unique to the on campus program is the inclusion of clinical practice experiences. For licensed physical therapists in the US or Canada as a part-time, primarily interactive online program with one campus short course to minimize time away from home and work!
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. Recognizing the importance of the fundamental principles of orthopedic manual therapy, each graduate will be a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) through our partner, ASPIRE OMT.
In addition to the COMT, the student will choose a concentration in Higher Education Teaching, Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, or Women's Health. The Higher Education Teaching concentration equips the student to seek a position as a faculty member in institutions of higher education, particularly in entry-level and postprofessional physical therapy programs. The Orthopedic Manual Therapy concentration will gain the designation of Spinal Manipulative Therapist (SMT). The Women’s Health concentration prepares the student to meet the underserved, complex physical therapy needs of women.