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* Educational Strategies for Effective Healthcare Delivery 4 q.h.
PTH 6983 Topics in Physical Therapy 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.
PTH 6561 Evidence-Based Examination and Outcomes for the Cervical-Thoracic Spine and Temporomandibular Joint   4 q.h. 
PTH 6562  Evidence-Based Examination and Outcomes for Upper Extremity: Shoulder, Elbow, and Hand   4 q.h. 
PTH 6563  Evidence-Based Examination and Outcomes for Lumbar Spine and Sacraliliac Joint   4 q.h. 
PTH 6564  Evidence-Based Examination and Outcomes for Lower Extremity: Hip, Knee, Foot, and Ankle   4 q.h. 

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

Quick Info

  • 26 Quarter Hours
  • $15,444.00 total tuition
    (Based on 2014-2015 tuition rate)
  • Full-time years to completion: 1 year
    Part-time years to completion: 2 years
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