Accelerated Transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy

Middle East-Based BS to DPT

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

The University of Montana is proud to collaborate with Global Education Service (GES) and Rehab Essentials to bring a transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy program to students residing in Egypt, Jordan, Palestine or Sudan.  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.  Plus, the University of Montana is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).


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

Assisting to Advance Middle Eastern PT and Healthcare

This curriculum pathway will allow any BS-tDPT student residing in Egypt, Jordan, Palestine or Sudan 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.
All courses taken through this program are 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 PT’s seeking US PT licensure, must comply with all steps outlined by the FSBPT.

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.

Middle East-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. GES fees may also apply.

Middle East-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

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

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


  • 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)


  • Bachelors in Physical Therapy Degree or Masters Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy Degree
  • Official transcript
  • Proof of residency in Egypt, Jordan, Palestine or Sudan. 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 Bachelors or Masters 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 GES.  Please complete the online application using the Apply Now button below.  Then send any questions and all admission requirements to GES via the contact below. For any questions regarding the admission process and the program for physiotherapists residing in Egypt, Jordan, Palestine or Sudan, visit https://globaleducationservice.us or contact:


Global Education Service (GES)

Fifth Area Sheraton Helioplis Cairo, Egypt


WhatsApp: +201027743702


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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