Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy

India-Based BS to tDPT

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.  The University of Montana understands there is a discrepancy in cost of living and salaries in the PT profession internationally.  Recognizing this, the University of Montana accommodates and provides access to an affordable pathway for PT’s residing in India to acquire a DPT at a cost that is proportional to the market differential between the US and India.

A World-Class Program with Dr. Steve Tepper.

Earn an Advanced Degree from an Accredited University

The innovative, world-class curriculum is taught by the best and brightest faculty. The contemporary online format engages you from virtually anywhere, when you are ready, on your schedule and at your pace.  Plus, as a student, you will have direct access to these expert faculty and to a diverse, experienced peer group.

All but one course is online. Each course within the curriculum is designed to advance critical thinking to the doctorate level while building on clinical skills.  There is only one on-site seminar held in Missoula, MT.  This on-site seminar is one weekend long and allows for face-to-face connection with faculty members and enhances your opportunities for personal networking with classmates.


Elevating the Profession

As the saying goes, “a rising tide lifts all boats.” The UM tDPT program provides a critical career advancement pathway for physiotherapists trained at Universities in India.  Indian physiotherapists residing in India, faculty, or administrators holding a bachelor’s degree from an Indian PT school can enroll to attain a DPT.

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



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


  • BS to DPT$7,500*
  • Application Fee$80
  • Proctorio Fee$125
  • Graduation Fee$40

*$250 per credit. Payment option is available.


  • Online courses viewed across any platform and on your time.
  • Access to internationally-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.

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