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Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy

Philippines Licensed tDPT

The University of Montana is proud to collaborate with Far Eastern University-Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation School of Physical Therapy and Rehab Essentials to bring a transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy program to Philippines-based students.  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 the Philippines to acquire a DPT at a cost that is proportional to the market differential between the US and the Philippines.

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.

 

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/MS to DPT30 CREDIT, 7 SEMESTER PROGRAM*

* we run 3 semesters a year, starting January, April, and August. We also offer an Accelerated Bachelors for Filipino Physical Therapists to tDPT, learn more here.

Tuition


*$250 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

If you are seeking to attain a DPT:

  • 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
  • Proof of residency in the Philippines. Residency in a qualifying country must be maintained for the entirety of the program to qualify for the adjusted tuition.
  • Copy of Philippine Regulation Commission (PRC) issued PT license
  • 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)!

Offered by University of Montana in collaboration with Rehab Essentials. Please complete the online application and send any questions and all requirements to:

Ms. Anna Rita Guanlao
School of Physical Therapy
Institute of Medicine Bldg
FEUNRMF Medical Center
Regalado Avenue, West Fairview,
Quezon City 1118
Tel number +632 983 5970
+ 632 89838338 loc 1141

Email: tDPT@feu-nrmf.edu.ph

 

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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