Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy

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Program Description

The online transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy program provides a direct path for licensed physical therapists to earn their DPT degree in just 16 months. Students are taught by highly qualified and experienced clinicians in advanced areas like pathophysiology, pharmacology and diagnostic imaging. The online, flexible curriculum provides critical thinking skills and prepares graduates to thrive as autonomous practitioners in an evolving society and direct-access healthcare environment.

The online Post-Professional (transitional) Doctor of Physical Therapy program is designed to accommodate student’s demanding work and home-life schedules and offers the flexibility to access the finest curriculum available at any time. Licensed physical therapists living in the United States may enroll with BS/MS physical therapy degree credentials. The online tDPT curriculum covers a wide range of topics, including:

  • Foundations of Autonomous Practice
  • Prevention and Wellness
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Pharmacology and Pathophysiology
  • Global Health Care Issues

Students in the online transitional DPT (tDPT) program may be eligible to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for each successfully completed course in the program. Continuing Education Units earned from Utica College’s tDPT program may qualify for state PT license requirement – check your individual state requirements for more information.

Individuals who are living in the US but not yet licensed, OR who live outside of the US, must provide a comprehensive credential evaluation from the Foreign Credentialing Committee on Physical Therapy (FCCPT) noting that their entry-level physical therapy education is “substantially equivalent to the first professional degree in physical therapy in the United States. The first professional degree in the United States is the master’s degree or higher.

Last updated Oct 2018

About the School

Utica College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive private institution located in upstate central New York. The College offers regionally accredited online certificates, bachelors, masters, and docto ... Read More

Utica College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive private institution located in upstate central New York. The College offers regionally accredited online certificates, bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in healthcare, cybersecurity, financial crime, nursing, physical therapy, business, criminal justice, and data science. All courses are taught by credentialed, highly experienced faculty with significant and ongoing accomplishments in their respective fields. Read less