The Postprofessional Degree Program offers two methods of delivery along with two different degrees for physical therapists! For licensed physical therapists in the US or Canadian, both degrees are offered in a part time program that utilizes both online coursework along with short, on campus intensives. For those that prefer, the degrees are offered as a full time, on campus program.
As Physical Therapy (PT) is increasingly recognized as an essential and indispensable field of medicine, and as progressively more patients seek its benefits and healing, a clinical doctorate puts you on the frontline of a revolution in patient care. At Andrews we connect you with the 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.
The transitional DPT is offered in two formats: 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 other students, the degree is offered as a full-time on campus program.
Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy (DScPT)
The Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy (DScPT) degree represents the highest clinical specialty doctorate in the world. It is an advanced degree for bachelors, masters, and doctorally trained physical therapists. It is a unique degree designed to not only train the clinician to become a direct access provider and a competent researcher, but will also train the clinician to become a specialist in the area of orthopedic manual therapy. Andrews University is partnered with the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT), an APTA accredited fellowship program, to provide the clinician with the skills 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 be a master clinician, a teacher and a researcher. Many of our graduates are faculty members at Universities within the United States and Canada attesting to the terminal nature of this degree.
The DScPT is offered in two formats: 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 other students, the degree is offered as a full-time on campus program.