The University of Montana and Rehab Essentials are proud to bring a 1-year accelerated transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy program to internationally licensed working physiotherapists from around the globe.
Our accelerated MS to tDPT program is 100% online and budget friendly. Each course within the curriculum is designed to advance critical thinking to the doctorate level while building on your clinical skills. It is your fastest path to attaining your University of Montana (UM) Doctorate of Physical Therapy. For three semesters, you’ll immerse yourself in the rigorous curriculum, learn from world-class content experts, build competitive experience and gain important insight that will help you throughout your career.
While the tDPT coursework will assist toward the fulfillment of the educational requirements toward US licensure, it does not guarantee a US license. All Foreign-based PT’s seeking US PT licensure, will still need to comply with all steps outlined by the FSBPT.
Maintain balance between life, work, and school and earn your online transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT) degree from the University of Montana in the United States. The innovative, world-class curriculum is taught by the best and brightest faculty. The program allows internationally licensed working professionals to complete the degree on their terms, online and on their time. The contemporary 100% online format engages you from virtually anywhere, when you are ready, on your schedule and at your pace. And all with a budget friendly tuition. Plus, the University of Montana is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).
You have 24/7 online access to your courses and assignments when you are ready from virtually anywhere. Courses can be viewed and reviewed anytime within the semester. Deadlines and key dates for assignments, quizzes and exams are easily found in the course dashboard to keep you on track.
|Application & Materials Deadlines:|
|Summer 2023 Semester||March 26, 2023|
|Fall 2023 Semester||August 11, 2023|
Projected Semester Start Dates*:
|Spring 2023||January 2, 2023|
|Summer 2023||April 17, 2023|
|Fall 2023||August 28, 2023|
*Schedules for future academic semesters are projected for planning purposes. Dates are subject to change without notice and will be confirmed upon acceptance.
* we run 3 semesters a year, starting January, April, and August.
*$425 per credit. Payment option is available. For semester by semester tuition, learn more here.
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.
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! While the tDPT coursework will assist toward the fulfillment of the educational requirements toward US licensure, it does not guarantee a US license. All Foreign-based PT’s seeking US PT licensure, must comply with all steps outlined by the FSBPT.
Offered by University of Montana in collaboration with Rehab Essentials. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Please complete the online application and send any questions and all requirements to:
Rehab Essentials, Inc.
ATTN: Admissions Coordinator
1889 Tamarack Lane
Columbia Falls, MT 59912
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.
I wanted to follow up and say thank you to Rehab Essentials and the University of Montana. I completed my DPT there in 2013 and then a Certificate of Rehabilitation Administration in 2017. All of this additional training that built upon my original bachelor’s degree in PT enabled me to recently obtain an Assistant Professor appointment in the Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. This is made possible through the partnership between Northwestern and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab where I am currently a Therapy Manager.
If I had not gone on to get my DPT, my qualifications would not have been at the appropriate level to be reviewed for a faculty appointment. I am very thankful to the faculty in the Rehab Essentials program.
The University of Montana (UMT)/ Rehab Essentials tDPT Program has greatly influenced my career as a physical therapist and educator. I selected this program due to the amazing access it provides to the top academicians and clinicians in the profession. The added bonus was the reasonable cost and the ability to receive credit for my preparedness at the post-graduate Master’s level.
The University of Montana (UMT)/ Rehab Essentials tDPT Program is a fantastic education for which I am most grateful!
The experience I had with the tDPT program through The University of Montana exceeded my expectations in all ways. The courses were in a logical manner and were easy to follow. I enjoyed the “learn as you go” format that allowed me to study at my own pace and review material as needed. The CD lectures followed the syllabus and were easy to understand. Most sections had a textbook and/or reading material well defined. There were no surprises once the academic calendar was released if you followed the syllabus.
I enjoyed the ability to confer with my cohort in the discussion board and meet most of them at the Professional conference. The conference was a highlight of my experience as the material discussed was thought provoking and covered a wide range of topics. The faculty for the Professional conference was filled with leaders in the physical therapy field.
My highest recommendation for anyone wishing to further their education in an organized, interesting and thought provoking manner.