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Physical Therapy Courses for Non-Degree-Seeking Students


We offer several online courses for physical therapists who need to earn credit for licensure or to practice in the United States. These courses are for non-degree-seeking students and are not a pathway into our Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) programs.

Course Number Course Offerings Credits
PHT 6032 Cognition & Perception 1
PHT 6030 Consultation, Screening and Delegation 1
HSC 6031 Cultural Competence 1
PHT 6037 Environmental Barriers 1
IPE 7050 Evidence Based Practice for Healthcare Professions 3
HSA 7200 Foundations of Healthcare Administration 3
PHT 6033 Basic Assessment & Intervention of Integument 1
HSC 6034 Metabolic Disorders 1
HSC 6402 Pharmacology 3
PHT 6038 The Physical Therapist as Educator 2
COM 6100 Professional Communications 2
PHT 6035 Professionalism: Legal & Ethical 2


Not all courses are offered each trimester. We do not offer clinical internship hours for non-degree-seeking students.

Download the course schedule and registration deadlines.


Tuition is $595 per credit, which is subject to change.

Tuition must be paid in full at the time of registration. The university accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, check, cashier’s check, and money orders (U.S. funds only).

Financial aid is not available to non-degree-seeking students.


Courses are offered online, with no face-to-face requirements. Courses take 10 weeks to complete.

For ongoing enrollment courses, the course will start on the 1st day of the next month.  For example, if you register for a class in January, you will begin the class on February 1st.  You will receive information by email to access the course online. You will submit assignments through the course platform. You will progress at your own pace, submitting assignments through the course platform by the assigned due date.

For courses with a specific start date, you will have required readings, audio/video clips, weekly quizzes, and instructor-led online discussions with a group of students. You will be guided through the course content with a unit-by-unit breakdown of the information that includes asynchronous interaction with students and faculty. A help section and tech support is available.

If you have an up-to-date computer and reliable access to the Internet, you should be able to access these courses. Anyone who can send email and search the web for information has the skills necessary for completing an online course.


Admission and Registration

You may apply at any time. We offer “rolling admission” for non-degree-seeking students.

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 Non-Degree application. 


Transferring Credits
The number of credits you need 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.

Once you have completed your course(s), you may request an official transcript be sent to the evaluation agency. The credits completed may or may not be transferrable to other graduate institutions at their discretion.


You may order a transcript from the Students tab of the My USA portal or the transcript request on the alumni section of our website. You may upload the course syllabus be sent with the transcript. The registrar’s office does not have access to course syllabi.


Visa Status
As long as you are doing coursework online or as an independent directed study, it has no impact on your visa.

We are not approved to issue I-20s to non-degree-seeking students or t-DPT students.


More Information
Fill out our inquiry form or call (904) 826-0084 ext. 1283.


Disclaimer: We are 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, not 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 gain licensure from that state.

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