Transitional DPT Program
This program is designed for Physical Therapists who work in clinical practice and are interested in enhancing their skills while earning the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. This degree promotes evidence-based practice and patient management skills. It can be completed entirely online or choose to attend optional seminars for some courses.
The mission of the transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree program is to develop leaders in physical therapy patient examination, evaluation, intervention, and case management. Special focus is placed on the foundational sciences of anatomy and biomechanics, while enhancing the clinical reasoning and treatment skills of the student. Because this program is designed for physical therapists that work in clinical practice, it is expected that students will bring about positive improvements to the workplace as they progress through the program.
This program will help to promote the profession by developing experiences that address the critical issues found in the delivery of health care today.
You’ll have the opportunity to study and work on projects with other health care professionals while you earn your tDPT. Studies, including a Cochrane review, have indicated that interprofessional education produces strong, positive outcomes in the organizational culture, patient satisfaction, collaborative team behavior and improved patient safety. We look forward to joining you on the next step in your education!
 Reeves, S., Perrier, L., Goldman, J., Freeth, D., & Zwarenstein, M. (2013). Interprofessional education: effects on professional practice and health care outcomes (update). Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 3, CD002213. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD002213.pub3