Transitional DoctorPhysical Therapy Online

The transitional DPT degree is built upon a core of six courses. Beyond the common core, requirements may vary depending on whether the physical therapist is MSPT or BSPT prepared in addition to the student's past experiences.

For students entering with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy


Required Courses (22 q.h.)

PTH 6100 Differential Diagnosis and Medical Screening 4 q.h.
PTH 6110 Diagnostic Imaging 4 q.h.
PTH 6120 Clinical Nutrition 3 q.h.
PTH 6130 Pharmacology 3 q.h.
PTH 6900 Comprehensive Case Analysis 4 q.h.
PTH 6140 Motor Control 4 q.h.


Elective Courses (4 q.h.)

Choose one elective course from the list of elective courses below.

 

Total Quarter Hours: 26

 

For students entering with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy


Required Courses (31 q.h.)

PTH 6100 Differential Diagnosis and Medical Screening 4 q.h. 
PTH 6110 Diagnostic Imaging 4 q.h.
PTH 6120 Clinical Nutrition 3 q.h. 
PTH 6130 Pharmacology 3 q.h.
PTH 6900 Comprehensive Case Analysis 4 q.h. 
PTH 6140 Motor Control 4 q.h. 
PTH 6200 Research Methods and Statistical Analysis 5 q.h.

 

Choose one of the following courses:

PTH 6235 Administrative and Management Keys for Contemporary Physical Therapist Practice 4 q.h. 
PTH 6220 Fostering Change in Health Behavior 4 q.h. 
PTH 6430 Education Course 4 q.h.

Elective Courses (4 q.h.)

Choose one elective course from the list of elective courses below.

 

Total Quarter Hours: 35

 

Elective Courses

PTH 6430* Education Course 4 q.h.
PTH 6400 Orthopedics: Shoulder 4 q.h.
PTH 6983 Topics in Physical Therapy 4 q.h.
PTH 6450 Orthopedics: Recent Advances for the Knee: Evaluation and Interventions 4 q.h.
PTH 6402 Orthopedics: The Cervical Spine 4 q.h.
PTH 6403 Orthopedics: Foot and Ankle 4 q.h.
PTH 6480 Evidence-Based Exercise for the Older Adult 4 q.h.
PTH 6490 Pediatric Physical Therapy: Emerging Topics and Evidence-Based Practice 4 q.h.
PTH 6985 Psychosocial and Emotional Challenges Facing Older Adults 4 q.h.
PTH 6200 Research Methods and Statistical Analysis 5 q.h.
PTH 6235 Administrative and Management Keys for Contemporary Physical Therapist Practice 4 q.h.
PTH 6220* Fostering Change in Health Behavior 4 q.h.

 *These elective courses may only be taken by MSPT students.

Quick Info

  • 26 Quarter Hours
  • $15,444.00 total tuition (*)
  • Full-time years to completion: 1 year
    Part-time years to completion: 1 year
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