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).

Key Dates

Application & Materials Deadlines:
Fall 2024 Cohort August 11, 2024
Spring 2025 Cohort December 8, 2024

Projected Semester Start Dates*:

Summer 2024 April 15, 2024
Fall 2024 August 26, 2024
Spring 2025 January, 2025

*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 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.


  • Earn your DPT in just 18 months
  • 100% online and asynchronous solution creates flexibility allowing you to study on your schedule and view your courses on almost any internet connected device
  • Budget-friendly tuition
  • Communicate directly with our expert faculty
  • Contemporary content from nationally-recognized subject matter experts
  • Advanced critical thinking and professional knowledge you can apply immediately in your Physical Therapy role
  • You will be empowered to move your career forward
  • Prepared to become a leader in physical therapy
  • Graduate with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Montana, an institution accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)



  • Masters in Physical Therapy Degree or Masters of Science in Physical Therapy Degree
  • Copy of Physical Therapy license or proof of practice in your country of residence/practice
  • Official transcript(s) directly from the university, college, or recognized credentialing body
  • Academic equivalency documentation that states your degree is equivalent to a US Masters in PT from Institute of Foreign Credential Services  (select General Analysis)
  • English proficiency results:
    • Taken in the last 2 years
    • Qualifying scores:
      • Duolingo English Test: 120 or better
      • Pearson Academic English Test: 64 or above
      • TOEFL: 92 or better (internet-based test)
      • IELTS: 6.5 or better
      • iTEP: 4.2 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! 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 now 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 to upload during during the application process.
  2. Complete the online application and have all requirements sent electronically or mailed 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 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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