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Accelerated Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy

Central & East Africa-Based BS to DPT

The University of Montana is proud to collaborate with Syllabi Consultancy and Rehab Essentials to bring a 20-month accelerated Bachelor’s to transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy program to students based in Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Tanzania, Togo, or Uganda.  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 these countries to acquire a DPT at a cost that is proportional to the market differential between the US and Central/East Africa

Earn Your Transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy in Just One Year

Our accelerated BS to tDPT program is 100% online and budget friendly.  Each course within the curriculum is designed to advance critical thinking to the doctorate level while building on your clinical skills.   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.

While the tDPT coursework will assist toward the fulfillment of the educational requirements toward US licensure, it does not guarantee a US license. All Foreign-based PT’s seeking US PT licensure, will still need to comply with all steps outlined by the FSBPT.

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 in the United States. The innovative, world-class curriculum is taught by the best and brightest faculty.

The program allows Central and East African physiotherapists, faculty, or administrators residing in Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Tanzania, Togo, or Uganda holding a bachelor’s degree from a PT school in one of these countries to complete the degree on their terms, online and on their time.  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 Deadline for Spring 2022 Semester: Postmarked by December 19, 2021
Projected Semester Start Dates*:
   Spring 2022 January 3, 2022
   Summer 2022 April 18, 2022
   Fall 2022 August 2022 (TBD)

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

Curriculum

  • BS to DPT30 CREDIT, 5 SEMESTER PROGRAM*

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

Tuition

  • Syllabi Consultancy BS to DPT Adjusted Tuition$7,500* (regular tuition $12,750)
  • Application Fee (non refundable)$85
  • Proctoring Fee$35 per semester
  • Graduation Fee$45
  • Syllabi Consultancy fees may also apply

*$250 per credit. Payment option is available.

Benefits

  • 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)

Requirements

 

  • Bachelor’s in Physical Therapy Degree or Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Therapy Degree
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Proof of residency in Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Tanzania, Togo, or Uganda. Residency in a qualifying country must be maintained for the entirety of the program to qualify for the adjusted tuition.
  • Copy of Physical Therapy license or proof of practice in your country of residence/practice
  • Academic equivalency documentation demonstrating US Bachelor’s in PT equivalency from member institutions of National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE)
  • English proficiency results take in the last 2 years: Non-US licensed applicants whose native language is not English must submit at least the qualifying scores below to be admitted into the tDPT curriculum. If your scores are below those below, applicants are encouraged to complete English as a Second Language course(s) and retake TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB scores before they apply to the program.
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 580 or better (paper-based test), 237 or better (computer-based test) or 92 or better (internet-based test)
    • IELTS (International English Language Testing System): 6.5 or better
    • MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery: 82 or better
For all applicants seeking a US PT license:
We recommend using a foreign/international credentialing agency that accepts electronic documentation transfer (email, upload, etc). This will significantly reduce the time to have your documents evaluated and thus, get you to your goals sooner!

How to Apply

Offered by University of Montana in collaboration with Rehab Essentials and Syllabi Consultancy.  Please complete the online application using the Apply Now button below.  Then send any questions and all admission requirements to Syllabi Consultancy via the contact below. For any questions regarding the admission process and the program for physiotherapists residing in Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Tanzania, Togo, or Uganda, visit consultsyllabi.com or contact:

 

Syllabi Consultancy

Riyadh, Khartoum, Sudan

info@consultsyllabi.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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