The University of Montana is proud to partner 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.
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. There is only one on-site seminar held in Missoula, MT or in the Philippines (starting in the Spring 2020). This on-site seminar is one weekend long and allows for face-to-face connection with faculty members and enhances your opportunities for personal networking with classmates.
As the saying goes, “a rising tide lifts all boats.” The UM tDPT program provides a critical career advancement pathway for therapists trained at Universities in the Philippines. Filipino physical therapists residing in the Philippines, faculty, or administrators holding a bachelor’s degree from a Filipino PT school can enroll to attain a DPT but continue to practice in the Philippines.
While the tDPT coursework will assist toward the fulfillment of the educational requirements toward US licensure, it does not guarantee a US license. All Filipino PT’s seeking US PT licensure, must comply with all steps outlined by the FSBPT.
|Application Deadline for Fall 2020 Semester:||Postmarked by August 9, 2020|
|Semester Start Dates:|
|Fall 2020||August 24, 2020|
|Spring 2021||January 11, 2021|
|Summer 2021||May 3, 2021|
* 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.
*$250 per credit. Payment option is available.
*Professionalism: The Doctoring Profession is a onsite weekend seminar held at UM.
If you are seeking to attain a DPT:
**English proficiency must submit qualifying TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) scores to be admitted into the tDPT curriculum. If the TOEFL score is below 580 (paper-based test), 237 (computer-based test) or 92 (internet-based test), the IELTS score is below 6.5 or the MELAB score is below 82, applicants are encouraged to complete English as a Second Language course(s) and resubmit TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB scores before they apply to the program.
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
+ 632 427 0213 loc 1141
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.