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This program was created for self-motivated, licensed physical therapy clinicians wishing to take their careers to the next level with a doctoral degree. The Transition Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT) builds on the competencies and achievements of your Master’s program, and is completed almost exclusively online. It is ideal for the working physical therapist, and has been designed as a part-time program of study that can be completed in two years.

During your time in the program, you will:

  • Utilize best evidence in physical therapy practice. 
  • Optimize screening patients for medical disease and dysfunction. 
  • Gain an understanding of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics and apply knowledge to their patients. 
  • Understand and utilize best practices in patients with cardiovascular and pulmonary, musculoskeletal, neuromuscular and integumentary disease and dysfunction. 
  • Understand and utilize basic principles and interpretation of imaging modalities in physical therapy practice. 
  • Complete an individual, independent learning experience with a faculty advisor.