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 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 $425 per credit) but enrolled students will be taking an average of 6-8 credits per semester.

Traditional vs. Accelerated

TRADITIONAL BS TRACK ACCELERATED BS TRACK
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 $1,275 Average $2,550
WORKLOAD PER SEMESTER Average 3 graded items Average 7 graded items
Accelerated Bachelors 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 is a weekend seminar. This course can occur in the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd semester depending on the program start date.

Tuition & Fees
Semester Credit Hours $425 per credit
Semester 1**** 6 $2,550
Semester 2**** 5 $2,125
Semester 3**** 7 $2,975
Semester 4 6 $2,550
Semester 5 4 $1,700

The tuition for this 30-credit accelerated tDPT program is $12,750, or $425/credit.

****PT 657 (2 credits | $850) – 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.

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