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.

PLEASE NOTE: Degree requirements differ for North Carolina students. For more information, please visit the Northeastern University-Charlotte website.

For students entering with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy


Required Physical Therapy Courses (19 q.h.)

PTH 6100 Differential Diagnosis and Medical Screening 4 q.h.
PTH 6110 Diagnostic Imaging 4 q.h.
PTH 6130 Pharmacology 3 q.h.
PTH 6900 Comprehensive Case Analysis
All students should complete 14 credits including PTH 6100 prior to enrolling in PTH 6900.
4 q.h.
PTH 6140 Motor Control 4 q.h.


Required Nutrition Courses (3-4 q.h.)

Choose one of the following

PTH 6120 Clinical Nutrition 3 q.h.
NTR 6120 Health Aging: Nutrition Strategies for Optimal Longevity 4 q.h.
NTR 6119 Pediatric Nutrition 4 q.h.
NTR 7147 Sports and Fitness Nutrition 3 q.h.


Elective Courses (4-5 q.h.)

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

 

Total Quarter Hours: 26-28

 


 

For students entering with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy


Required Physical Therapy Courses (28 q.h.)

PTH 6100 Differential Diagnosis and Medical Screening 4 q.h. 
PTH 6110 Diagnostic Imaging 4 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 Educational Strategies for Effective Health Care Delivery 4 q.h.


Required Nutrition Courses (3-4 q.h.)

Choose one of the following

PTH 6120 Clinical Nutrition 3 q.h.
NTR 6120 Health Aging: Nutrition Strategies for Optimal Longevity 4 q.h.
NTR 6119 Pediatric Nutrition 4 q.h.
NTR 7147 Sports and Fitness Nutrition 3 q.h.


Elective Courses (4-5 q.h.)

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

 

Total Quarter Hours: 35-37

 

Elective Courses

PTH 6430 Educational Strategies for Effective Healthcare Delivery
(May only be taken by MSPT students)
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
(May only be taken by MSPT students)
4 q.h.

Quick Info

  • 26 Quarter Hours
  • $15,990.00 total tuition
    (Based on 2015-2016 tuition rate)
  • Full-time years to completion: 1 year
    Part-time years to completion: 2 years
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