Post-Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy
Expand your clinical knowledge, skills, and practices to current professional doctor of physical therapy (DPT) standards.
As of 2015, all entry-level accredited physical therapy programs are DPT programs. If you are a licensed physical therapist with an older master’s or bachelor’s degree in physical therapy, the post-professional doctor of physical therapy degree gives you the opportunity to update your credentials to the doctorate level, filling in the gaps between your professional baccalaureate or master's degree PT education and the current professional DPT degree education.
The program is 30 graduate credits, usually taken over 2-4 semesters. Life experience and graduate education are evaluated to count towards credits. The program is designed to take 2-3 years, but can be tailored to your needs.
All students are required to be employed in a physical therapy setting while in the program. Courses are seminar format, each course given over two-to-four full days to accommodate your work schedule. Coursework can count towards CEU credits.
Our faculty are committed to the profession, patient care, and their students. Many courses are offered by nationally renowned clinicians and educators.
A Leading Education
Our tested curriculum will help you advance your skills and career in orthopedic and geriatric physical therapy, while increasing your knowledge in the areas of education, administration, research and ethics. One of our program goals is to graduate students equipped to be leaders in the field.
August 19, 2019—January 31, 2020
February 3, 2020—June 26, 2020