For Physical Therapists
Our non degree courses are available to physical therapists who need to earn credit for licensure or to practice in the U.S. If you are not yet a practicing physical therapist, please visit our entry level Doctor of Physical Therapy page for more information.
As long as you are doing coursework online or in independent directed study, it has no impact on your visa nor do you need a visa to enroll if you live abroad.
USAHS cannot issue I-20s to non-degree-seeking students or t-DPT students.
When to Apply: You may apply at any time. We offer “rolling admission” for non-degree-seeking students.
How to Apply: Please fill out the “Request Information” form at the top of this page and select Non-Degree. Then you will receive an email with instructions on how to complete the application for Non-Degree courses..
Transfer Credits: The number of courses and credits you need to complete will be based on your credential evaluation. If you need to take a significant number of credits, you may want to consider applying for the Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (t-DPT) program.
Disclaimer: USAHS is obliged to inform foreign-trained therapists that completion of credits or a degree program will not guarantee you licensure to practice physical or occupational therapy in the United States. Each state sets minimum entry-level requirements based on the standards set by a U.S. accrediting body. These states will look at your entry-level education, and any post-professional education completed. No matter how many credits or degrees you have earned as a graduate student, if you do not meet the state’s entry-level requirements, you will not obtain licensure from that state.