Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy

Why choose the tDPT from the University of Montana?

Cost-effective

Returning to school should not be a decision of affordability.  University of Montana does not charge based on state residency, and maintaining a low credit limit per semester makes financing your goal affordable.

Led by the Content-Experts

University of Montana, powered by Rehab Essentials, has put together an all-star faculty, each a nationally-recognized expert in their field.  All active students will have direct access to faculty and other classmates, improving your professional network.

Curriculum developed to meet your goals

The APTA has set forth guidelines on the curricular needs of transitional programs. Our curriculum follows and exceeds these guidelines by utilizing two different curricula based on your current PT degree – either the Bachelor’s or Master’s to the tDPT. 

A degree that is tailored to maintain life balance

We have tailored our curriculum to the working professional, faculty or administrator.  By utilizing technology that allows viewing courses anywhere and keeping courses per semester reasonable, students can achieve their DPT in around 2 years without sacrificing time devoted to family.

Open to actively-practicing foreign therapists

Achieving a doctorate in physical therapy is an academic accomplishment.  If you are an actively practicing PT in a foreign country wishing to attain your DPT, you are eligible to enroll in the UMT program.  A tDPT degree program does not grant you the ability to sit for the NPTE exam.

A pathway for foreign trained PTs

All of the courses offered in the tDPT program are available for foreign trained therapists seeking to complete deficiencies.  Once students satisfy their deficiencies and attain their US PT license, any classes completed will transfer to the tDPT program.


Combine the tDPT with the RAC

Looking to move into an administration position or improve your leadership skills?  The tDPT curriculum allows you to add 2 courses (3 credits total) to your curriculum to achieve your DPT and your Rehabilitation Administration Certificate.  The two courses focus on leadership and value-based management, giving you the skills necessary to succeed in an ever-changing environment.

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