Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy

Middle East-Based BS to tDPT

The University of Montana is proud to collaborate with Global Education Service (GES) and Rehab Essentials to bring a transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy program to students based in Egypt, Jordan, Palestine or Sudan.  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 Egypt, Jordan, Palestine or Sudan to acquire a DPT at a cost that is proportional to the market differential between the US and the Middle East.

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 but one course is online. Each course within the curriculum is designed to advance critical thinking to the doctorate level while building on clinical skills.


Elevating the Profession

As the saying goes, “a rising tide lifts all boats.” The UM tDPT program provides a critical career advancement pathway for physiotherapists trained at Universities.  Middle Eastern physiotherapists, faculty, or administrators residing in Egypt, Jordan, Palestine or Sudan holding a bachelor’s degree from a PT school in one of these countries can enroll to attain a DPT.   Plus, the University of Montana is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

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 & Materials Deadlines:
Fall 2023 Semester August 6, 2023
Spring 2024 Semester December 10, 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. We also offer an Accelerated Bachelors for Middle Eastern Physical Therapists to tDPT, learn more here.


  • For different cohort, learn more here.
  • GES BS to DPT Adjusted Tuition$7,500* (regular tuition $12,750)
  • Application Fee (non refundable)$85
  • Proctoring Fee (non refundable)$35 per semester
  • Graduation Fee (non refundable)$45
  • GES fees may also apply

*$250 per credit. Payment option is available. GES fees may also apply.


  • 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)


  • Bachelors in Physical Therapy Degree or Masters Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy Degree
  • Official transcript
  • Proof of residency in Egypt, Jordan, Palestine or Sudan. 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 Bachelors or Masters in PT equivalency from World Education Services (WES) or another member institution of National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES)
  • 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 MELAB, or Duolingo 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
    • Duolingo English Test: 120 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! 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.

How to Apply

Offered by University of Montana in collaboration with Rehab Essentials and GES.  Please complete the online application using the Apply Now button below.  Then send any questions and all admission requirements to GES via the contact below. For any questions regarding the admission process and the program for physiotherapists residing in Egypt, Jordan, Palestine or Sudan, visit https://globaleducationservice.us or contact:


Global Education Service (GES)

Fifth Area Sheraton Helioplis Cairo, Egypt


WhatsApp: +201027743702


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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