Accelerated India-Based Transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy

Accelerate Your Physical Therapy Career and Receive Your Transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy in Just Over a Year

The University of Montana is proud to partner with Ingenious Physical Therapy Associates (IPTA) and Rehab Essentials to bring a transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy program to India-based students.  Our five semester tDPT program is your fastest path to your UM Doctorate of Physical Therapy. It is designed to build upon your physical therapy fundamentals and get you back in the workforce equipped with new skills and knowledge that will propel your career forward. For five semesters, you’ll immerse yourself in the rigorous curriculum, learn from world-class content experts and build competitive experience and gain important insight that will help you throughout your career.

This curriculum pathway will allow any India-based BS-tDPT student to complete their transition to a DPT in five semesters versus the current seven semester track. The total cost of the program is still the same (30 credits at $250 per credit) but enrolled students will be taking an average of 6-8 credits per semester.

Assisting to Advance Indian PT and Healthcare

With this partnership, a Indian PT that resides within India can apply and enroll in the transitional Doctor in Physical Therapy (tDPT) program at the University of Montana. As long as the applicant meets the requirements set forth, they may matriculate through the tDPT curriculum towards the end goal attaining their DPT. All courses taken through this program are accredited graduate level courses. While the tDPT coursework will assist toward the fulfillment of the educational requirements toward US licensure, it does not guarantee a US license. All Indian PT’s seeking US PT licensure, must comply with all steps outlined by the FSBPT.

Key Dates

Application Deadline for Summer Semester: Postmarked by April 19, 2020
Semester Start Dates:
    Spring 2020 January 6, 2020
    Summer 2020 May 4, 2020
    Fall 2020 August 31, 2020

India-Based Traditional BS Track

  • Time to Complete7 semesters (6 didactic)
  • Credits Per SemesterAverage 3-5 credits
  • Cost Per SemesterAverage $750*
  • Workload Per SemesterAverage 3 graded items

*The tuition for this 30-credit tDPT program, is $7,500 or $250 per credit.

India-Based Accelerated BS Track

  • Time to Complete5 semesters (4 didactic)
  • Credits Per SemesterAverage 6-8 credits
  • Cost Per SemesterAverage $1,500*
  • Workload Per SemesterAverage 7 graded items

*The tuition for this 30-credit tDPT program, is $7,500 or $250 per credit.

Tuition & Fees

  • Semester 1 (6 Credit Hours)****$1,500
  • Semester 2 (5 Credit Hours)****$1,250
  • Semester 3 (7 Credit Hours)****$1,750
  • Semester 4 (6 Credit Hours)$1,500
  • Semester 5 (4 Credit Hours)$1,000

The tuition for this 30-credit accelerated tDPT program is $7,500, or $250/credit. ****PT 657 (2 credits | $500) – Professional Seminar will always be held at the end of April or mid-May. This is a weekend seminar. This course can occur in the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd semester depending on the program start date. Billing for this course will occur during the semester the course is taken.


  • Online courses viewed across any platform and on your time.
  • Access to nationally-recognized subject matter experts
  • Only one weekend on campus is required
  • Well-defined curriculum delivers critical content for career advancement
  • E-learning solution creates a flexibility to accommodate busy professional and personal lives Graduate with a degree from an accredited institution


  • Official transcript
  • Proof of residency in India
  • Copy of issued PT license (or equivalent) from India
  • Executed signature page (printable after online application is complete)
  • English proficiency results no older than 2 years

**English proficiency must submit qualifying TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) scores to be admitted into the tDPT curriculum. If the TOEFL score is below 580 (paper-based test), 237 (computer-based test) or 92 (internet-based test), the IELTS score is below 6.5 or the MELAB score is below 82, applicants are encouraged to complete English as a Second Language course(s) and resubmit TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB scores before they apply to the program.

How to Apply

Please send all admission requirements to Karthik Yadagiri, PT, DPT or Ajith Jain, PT via the contact below. For any questions regarding the admission process and the program for Indian based physiotherapists, visit or contact:


Karthik Yadagiri, PT, DPT or Ajith Jain, PT

Ingenious Physical Therapy Associates (IPTA)

Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Phone: +91 9394705178

WhatsApp: 001-5014286392, 001-9403682718


All required materials must be postmarked no later than application deadline noted above in Key Dates.  Spots are limited and assigned on a first come, first serve basis.