Accelerated Transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy

Accelerate Your Physical Therapy Career and Receive Your Transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy in Just Over a Year

Our five semester tDPT program is your fastest path to your UMT Doctorate of Physical Therapy. It is designed to build upon your physical therapy fundamentals and get you back in the workforce equipped with new skills and knowledge that will propel your career forward. For five semesters, you'll immerse yourself in the rigorous curriculum, learn from world-class content experts and build competitive experience and gain important insight that will help you throughout your career.

This curriculum pathway will allow any Philippines based BS-tDPT student to complete their transition to a DPT in five semesters versus the current seven semester track. The total cost of the program is still the same (30 credits at $250 per credit) but enrolled students will be taking an average of 6-8 credits per semester.

Assisting to Advance Filipino PT and Healthcare

With this partnership, a Filipino PT that resides within the Philippines can apply and enroll in the transitional Doctor in Physical Therapy (tDPT) program at the University of Montana. As long as the applicant meets the requirements set forth, they may matriculate through the tDPT curriculum towards the end goal attaining their DPT. All courses taken through this program are accredited 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 Filipino PT’s seeking US PT licensure, must comply with all steps outlined by the FSBPT.

Philippines Based Traditional vs. Accelerated tDPT

TIME TO COMPLETE 7 semesters (6 didactic) 5 semesters (4 didactic)
CREDITS PER SEMESTER Average 3-5 credits Average 6-8 credits
COST PER SEMESTER Average $750 Average $1,500
WORKLOAD PER SEMESTER Average 3 graded items Average 7 graded items

The tuition for this 30-credit tDPT program, is $7,500 or $250 per credit.

Philippines Based Accelerated BS to tDPT: 5 Semester Program

Semester 1

  • PT 652 – Pharmacology (2 credits)
  • PT 654 – Clinical Decision Making (1 credit)
  • PT 653 – Legal and Ethical (1 credit)
  • PT 655 – Business and Marketing (2 credits)

Semester 2

  • PT 651 – Medical Imaging (2 credits)
  • PT 656 – Coding and Reimbursement (1 credit)
  • PT 650 – Screening for Medical Disorders (2 credits)

Semester 3

  • PT 658 – Evidence Based Practice (3 credits)
  • PT 660 – Mngmt of Pts with Musculoskeletal Disorders (2 credits)
  • PT 664 – Wellness and Health Promotion (2 credits)

Semester 4

  • PT 661 – Mngmt of Pts with CVP Disorders (2 credits)
  • PT 662 – Mngmt of Pts with Neuro Disorders (2 credits)
  • PT 663 - Mngmt of Pts with Integ Disorders (2 credits)

Semester 5

  • PT 659 (4 credits) – Capstone project (Patient case study)

****PT 657 (2 credits) – Professional Seminar will always be held at the end of April or mid-May. This course can occur in the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd semester depending on the program start date.

Tuition & Fees
Semester Credit Hours $250 per credit
Semester 1**** 6 $1,500
Semester 2**** 5 $1,250
Semester 3**** 7 $1,750
Semester 4 6 $1,500
Semester 5 4 $1,000

The tuition for this 30-credit accelerated tDPT program is $7,500, or $250/credit.

****PT 657 (2 credits | $500) – Professional Seminar will always be held at the end of April or mid-May. This is a weekend seminar. This course can occur in the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd semester depending on the program start date. Billing for this course will occur during the semester the course is taken.

Philippines-Based tDPT Informational Video

Applications are currently being accepted for the Spring 2020 Cohort!

All material must be postmarked no later than December 15, 2019. Spots are limited and assigned on a first come, first serve basis.

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