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Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy

Foreign Licensed BS to DPT

A World-Class Program with Dr. Reed Humphrey.

Partnering with an Accredited University

Rehab Essentials has partnered with the University of Montana (UM) to offer a cost-effective transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT) degree program that allows internationally licensed working professionals to complete the degree on their terms, online and on their time. Each course within the curriculum is designed to advance critical thinking to the doctorate level while building on clinical skills.  Plus, the University of Montana is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

Elevating the Profession

As the saying goes, “a rising tide lifts all boats.”  The UM tDPT program provides a critical career advancement pathway for therapists trained at CAPTE accredited schools as well as foreign Universities. Foreign-trained therapists looking to meet license requirements can take any single tDPT course to meet deficiencies for credentialing.  Enrollment is also open to foreign-practicing therapists looking to attain a DPT but continue to practice in their native country.  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 Fall 2021 Semester: Postmarked by August 15, 2021
Projected Semester Start Dates*:
    Summer 2021 April 26, 2021 (starts Monday)
    Fall 2021 August 30, 2021
    Spring 2022 January 10, 2022

*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 to tDPT, learn more here.

Tuition

  • BS to DPT$12,750*
  • Application Fee (non refundable)$85
  • Proctoring Fee$35 per semester
  • Graduation Fee$45

*$425 per credit. Payment option is available. For semester by semester tuition, learn more here.

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 Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy Degree
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Copy of Physical Therapy license or proof of practice in your country of residence/practice
  • Academic credential equivalency documentation
  • 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.   Please complete the online application and send any questions and all requirements to:

Rehab Essentials, Inc
ATTN: Ms. Terry Heron, Director of Admissions
4813 East Hoffman Street
Baltimore, MD 21205
Email: terry@rehabessentials.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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