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Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy

Foreign Licensed BS to DPT

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

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).

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

  • 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


*$425 per credit. Payment option is available.

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) directly from the university, college, or recognized credentialing body
  • 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:
  • 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)!

Applying is easy!  Email info@rehabessentials.com with any questions.

  1. Ensure you have an electronic copy of your physical therapy license and your English proficiency results to upload during during the application process.
  2. Complete the online application and have official transcripts and academic credentialing sent electronically or to the address below:

Rehab Essentials, Inc
ATTN: Admissions Coordinator
1889 Tamarack Lane
Columbia Falls, MT 59912
Email: jonathan@rehabessentials.com

 

All required materials must be received via email or 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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