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Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy

Central & East Africa-Based BS to tDPT

The University of Montana is proud to collaborate with Syllabi Consultancy and Rehab Essentials to bring a 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

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

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 courses are 100% online. Each course within the curriculum is designed to advance critical thinking to the doctorate level while building on clinical skills.

 

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.  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, and holds a bachelor’s degree from a PT school in one of these countries can enroll to attain a DPT.   Plus, the University of Montana is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

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.

Curriculum

  • BS to DPT30 CREDIT, 7 SEMESTER PROGRAM*

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

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. GES fees may also apply.

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

  • Bachelors in Physical Therapy Degree or Masters Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy Degree
  • Official transcript
  • 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 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 taken 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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