Accelerated Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy



A World-Class Program with Dr. Reed Humphrey and Dr. Jonathan Scheeler.

Earn Your Transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy in Just One Year

Our accelerated MS to tDPT program is 100% online and budget friendly.   It is your fastest path to attaining your University of Montana (UM) Doctorate of Physical Therapy. For three semesters, you’ll immerse yourself in the rigorous curriculum, learn from world-class content experts, build competitive experience and gain important insight that will help you throughout your career.


Designed With You In Mind

Maintain balance between life, work, and school and earn your online transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT) degree from the University of Montana. The innovative, world-class curriculum is taught by the best and brightest faculty. The contemporary 100% online format engages you from virtually anywhere, when you are ready, on your schedule and at your pace. And all with a budget friendly tuition.  Plus, the University of Montana is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

You have 24/7 online access to your courses and assignments when you are ready from virtually anywhere. Courses can be viewed and reviewed anytime within the semester. Deadlines and key dates for assignments, quizzes and exams are easily found in the course dashboard to keep you on track.







Key Dates


Application & Materials Deadlines:
Summer 2024 Semester (tDPT only) March 31, 2024
Fall 2024 Semester August 11, 2024

Projected Semester Start Dates*:

Spring 2024 January 2, 2024
Summer 2024 April 22, 2024
Fall 2024 August 26, 2024

*Schedules for future academic semesters are projected for planning purposes. Dates are subject to change without notice and will be confirmed upon acceptance.


  • Accelerated MS to DPT20 CREDIT, 3 SEMESTER PROGRAM*

* we run 3 semesters a year, starting January, April, and August.


*$425 per credit. Payment option is available.


  • Online courses viewed across any platform and on your time.
  • Access to nationally-recognized subject matter experts
  • 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 the University of Montana, an institution accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)



If you attained your MPT or MSPT from a CAPTE accredited institute:

  • Official transcript(s) directly from the university, college, or recognized clearinghouse
  • Copy of Physical Therapy license

If you attained your MPT or MSPT from a non-CAPTE (or foreign) institute:

How to Apply

Apply by February 29, 2024 for only $40 (a savings of $45 from the regular fee)!

Offered by University of Montana in collaboration with Rehab Essentials.  Email info@rehabessentials.com with any questions. Please complete the online application and send any questions and all requirements to:

Rehab Essentials, Inc.
ATTN: Admissions Coordinator
1889 Tamarack Lane
Columbia Falls, MT 59912
Email: jonathan@rehabessentials.com


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.

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