Accelerated Philippines-Based Transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy

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

The University of Montana is proud to partner with Far Eastern University-Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation School of Physical Therapy and Rehab Essentials to bring an accelerated tDPT to Philippines-based students.  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.

This curriculum pathway will allow any Philippines-based BS-tDPT student 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.

Assisting to Advance Filipino PT and Healthcare

With this partnership, a Filipino PT that resides within the Philippines can apply and enroll in the transitional Doctor in Physical Therapy (tDPT) program at the University of Montana. As long as the applicant meets the requirements set forth, they may matriculate through the tDPT curriculum towards the end goal attaining their DPT. 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 Filipino PT’s seeking US PT licensure, must comply with all steps outlined by the FSBPT.

Key Dates

Application Deadline for Spring 2021 Semester: Postmarked by December 13, 2020
Semester Start Dates:
    Spring 2021 January 4, 2021
    Summer 2021 May 3,  2021
    Fall 2021 August 30, 2021

Philippines-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.

Phillipines-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

  • Tuition:
  • Semester 1 (6 Credit Hours)****$1,500
  • Semester 2 (5 Credit Hours)****$1,250
  • Semester 3 (7 Credit Hours)****$1,750
  • Semester 4 (6 Credit Hours)$1,500
  • Semester 5 (4 Credit Hours)$1,000
  • One-time non-refundable fees also apply:
  • Application Fee$85
  • Graduation Fee$45
  • Proctoring Fee$50 per semester

The tuition for this 30-credit accelerated tDPT program is $7,500, or $250/credit. ****PT 657 (2 credits | $500) – Professional Seminar will always be held at the end of April or mid-May and includes a weekend seminar. This course can occur in the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd semester depending on the program start date. Billing for this course will occur during the semester the course is taken.


  • Online courses viewed across any platform and on your time.
  • Access to nationally-recognized subject matter experts
  • Professionalism course includes a weekend seminar which can be taken virtually or on campus
  • 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 institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)


If you are seeking to attain a DPT:

  • Official transcript
  • Proof of residency in the Philippines. Residency in a qualifying country must be maintained for the entirety of the program to qualify for the adjusted tuition.
  • Copy of Philippine Regulation Commission (PRC) issued PT license.
  • 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

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

Ms. Anna Rita Guanlao
School of Physical Therapy
Institute of Medicine Bldg
FEUNRMF Medical Center
Regalado Avenue, West Fairview,
Quezon City 1118
Tel number +632 983 5970
+ 632 427 0213 loc 1141

Email: tDPT@feu-nrmf.edu.ph



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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