Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy


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

Partnering with an accredited university

Rehab Essentials has partnered with the University of Montana (UM) to offer a cost-effective transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT) degree program that allows working professionals to complete the degree on their terms, online and on their time. Each course within the curriculum is designed to advance critical thinking to the doctorate level while building on clinical skills.  Plus, the University of Montana is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

Elevating the Profession

As the saying goes, “a rising tide lifts all boats.” The University of Montana tDPT program provides a critical career advancement pathway for therapists who already have a PT degree.

Key Dates


Application & Materials Deadlines:
Spring 2024 Semester December 10, 2023
Summer 2024 Semester March 31, 2024

Projected Semester Start Dates*:

Fall 2023 August 28, 2023
Spring 2024 January 2, 2024
Summer 2024 April 22, 2024

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



* we run 3 semesters a year, starting January, April, and August. We also offer an Accelerated Bachelors to tDPT, learn more here.


*$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 BPT or BSPT from a CAPTE accredited institute:

  • Official transcript(s)
  • Copy of Physical Therapy license

If you attained your BPT or BSPT from a non-CAPTE (or foreign) institute:

  • Official transcript(s)
  • Copy of Physical Therapy license
  • Copy of FCCPT (or equivalent) evaluation report

How to Apply

Apply by December 10, 2023 for only $40 (a savings of $45 from the regular fee)!

Applying is easy!  Email info@rehabessentials.com with any questions.

  1. Ensure you have an electronic copy of your physical therapy license and your FCCPT/equivalent evaluation report (if required) to upload during during the application process.
  2. Complete the online application and have official transcripts sent electronically or to the address below:

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


All required materials must be received via email or 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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