Opportunity to Specialize
Students in the postprofessional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree program are exposed to a range of courses across various specialty areas.
Students interested in the postprofessional DPT must have a U. S. degree and U. S. license to practice physical therapy. This degree is designed to expand the knowledge and skills of physical therapists in the areas of evidence based clinical practice and medical sciences.
13 Screening & Diagnosis credits
6 Physical Therapy Practice (6 additional BS to DPT)
3 Doctoral Profession
6 Health Promotion/Education
(6 additional minor BS to DPT)
34 Total credits (for applicants with a PT master's degree)
Note: U.S. bachelor's-trained therapists are required to complete 46 credits to earn the DPT.
PTPP 505 Legal and Ethical Issues
PTPP 536 Foundations in Professional Writing
PTPP 537 Clinical Research
PTPP 538 Professional Issues
PTPP 501 Scientific Basis of Orthopedic PT or PTPP 509 Theoretical Foundations of Neurologic PT
Transfer Credits and Prior Learning Experience
Students may transfer up to 12 credit hours of course work/or prior learning assessment into the DPT program.
The postprofessional DPT is designed for U.S.-licensed physical therapists.
Our admission staff will assist with any questions.
Application deadline for U.S.-licensed applicants: Summer = February 15.
(Note: If you wish to become a physical therapist, click here for information on our professional DPT program.)
The University reserves the right to revoke an offer of admission if any information provided is found to be inaccurate or falsified.