transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy
Designed for the working clinician, the St. Scholastica tDPT program is a distance learning education program developed to advance knowledge in content area added to the entry-level DPT program, which may not have been addressed in bachelor’s or master’s degree curricula.
The knowledge and skills I gained in pharmacology, diagnostic imaging, evidence-based practice and differential diagnosis were immediately applicable.
* Tuition rates are for the 2023-24 academic year. Additional fees and costs for course materials may apply. Total program cost and completion time varies depending on transfer credits and individual program plans. Tuition rates are subject to change. View 2022-23 rates.
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The curriculum for the online transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy is designed to fill the gap between previous physical therapy education curricula and the entry-level doctoral-level curriculum. The courses have been designed to be delivered online to allow the working clinician to participate. The program has 16 credits in six courses covering pharmacology, diagnostic imaging, health care policy, differential diagnosis, evidence-based practice and clinical experience.
Each course is offered every semester (fall, spring and summer) allowing for an individualized learning plan. Enrollment will be capped at 24 learners per course because of the distance learning component. By limiting enrollment to 24, course faculty can maintain more personal, individualized contact with distant learners and camaraderie between learners can be promoted in a virtual classroom. The courses will be offered on a rotating basis so that learners can enter the program at the beginning of any semester. One course, PTH 8725 Differential Screening, has prerequisites of PTH 7510 Pharmacology for Physical Therapists and PTH 7715 Diagnostic Imaging because this sequencing allows for the development of knowledge that contributes to the differential screening process.
Courses offered in the tDPT program were designed to fill the gap between previous bachelor’s or master’s degree entry-level physical therapy education curricula and the entry-level Doctoral level curriculum. The courses have also been designed to be delivered on-line to allow working professionals to participate. The program consists of 16 credits in six courses covering pharmacology, diagnostic imaging, health care policy, differential diagnosis, evidence-based practice, and clinical experience.
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Spring: Dec. 15
Summer: May 2
- A degree in Physical/Physio Therapy
Note: Meeting minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission.
A returning student is a student who was admitted and enrolled in a program at St. Scholastica but has been absent from the program for at least three continuous semesters, including summer. To return to the same program at St. Scholastica, a returning student must be in good academic standing and must apply for readmission to the College.
- Official transcripts of PT degree and any additional degrees following your PT degree. Official transcripts are not needed from prerequisite courses or degrees preceding the PT degree.
- Foreign-trained applicants, please email a copy of your credential evaluation report (FCCPT, WES, etc.) directly to your admissions counselor.
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