The Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy (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 also available.
The transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (t-DPT) is designed to provide advanced learning for practicing physical therapists. You will enhance your 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.
The t-DPT and DScPT programs are available in both on-campus and distance learning formats.
The Physical Therapy Post Professional programs admit new students every Fall Semester. On campus and Interactive online prospective students must submit their applications by July 15.
Prospective students for the DScPT program holding a DPT degree may be considered for admission for spring semester. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
International prospective students are advised to complete and submit all the application requirements at least 3 months before the deadlines listed above to allow enough time for processing the immigration documents.
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To learn about tuition costs and scholarship opportunities please visit Student Financial Services.
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