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Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy

Central & East Africa-Based MS 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.

Be empowered. Move Your Career Forward.

The University of Montana tDPT program provides a critical career advancement pathway for therapists trained at CAPTE accredited schools as well as foreign Universities.  This track is for foreign trained therapist looking to attain a DPT and to either meet license requirements or continue to practice in their native country.  All courses taken through this program are graduate level courses.   Throughout this post-professional program you will gain advanced critical thinking and professional knowledge, to apply of the science and art of physical therapy.  You will be empowered to move your career forward and be better prepared to become a leader in physical therapy.

 

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 should follow all steps outlined by the FSBPT.

Key Dates

 

Application & Materials Deadlines:
Summer 2024 Semester (tDPT only) March 31, 2024
Fall 2024 Semester August 11, 2024
 

Projected Semester Start Dates*:

Spring 2024 January 2, 2024
Summer 2024 April 22, 2024
Fall 2024 August 26, 2024

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

Curriculum

  • MS to DPT20 CREDIT, 5 SEMESTER PROGRAM*

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

Tuition


*$250 per credit. Payment option is available.


For the course sequence starting a different semester, learn more here.  Schedules for future academic semesters are projected for planning purposes. Dates are subject to change without notice and will be confirmed upon acceptance.

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

 

  • Masters in Physical Therapy Degree or Masters of Science in Physical Therapy Degree
  • Official transcript(s) directly from the university, college, or recognized credentialing body
  • 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 Masters in PT equivalency from:
  • English proficiency results:
    • Taken in the last 2 years
    • Qualifying scores:
      • Duolingo English Test: 120 or better
      • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 92 or better (internet-based test), 237 or better (computer-based test), pr 580 or better (paper-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
      • iTEP: 4.2 or better
    • If your scores do not meet the requirements above, applicants are encouraged to complete English as a Second Language course(s) and retake an English proficiency test before applying to the program.

 

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! 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 should follow all steps outlined by the FSBPT.

How to Apply

Apply by February 29, 2024 for only $40 (a savings of $45 from the regular fee)!

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

consultsyllabi.com

info@consultsyllabi.com

Whatsapp: +249900170033

 

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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