Transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy

Rehab Essentials has partnered with the University of Montana (UMt) to offer a cost-effective transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT) degree program that allows working professionals to complete the degree on their terms, on-line and on their time. Each course within the curriculum is designed to advance critical thinking to the doctorate level while building on clinical skills.

Course Sequence | August 2018: MS to tDPT
FALL 2018
PT 652 Pharmacology in Rehabilitation
PT 654 Clinical Decision Making: Guide to Physical Therapist Practice
SPRING 2019
PT 653 Legal and Ethical Issues for PT’s: Considerations in Risk Management
PT 655 Business and Marketing
SUMMER 2019
PT 651 Medical Imaging and Rehabilitation
PT 656 Coding and Reimbursement
PT 657 Professionalism: The Doctoring Profession
FALL 2019
PT 650 Screening Med Disorders
PT 658 Critical Assessment and Application of Best Evidence
SPRING 2020
PT 659 Capstone Project
Course Sequence | August 2018: BS to tDPT
FALL 2018
PT 652 Pharmacology in Rehabilitation
PT 654 Clinical Decision Making: Guide to Physical Therapist Practice
SPRING 2019
PT 653 Legal and Ethical Issues for PT’s: Considerations in Risk Management
PT 655 Business and Marketing
SUMMER 2019
PT 651 Medical Imaging and Rehabilitation
PT 656 Coding and Reimbursement
PT 657 Professionalism: The Doctoring Profession
FALL 2019
PT 650 Screening Med Disorders
PT 658 Critical Assessment and Application of Best Evidence
SPRING 2020
PT 660 Management of Patients with Musculoskeletal Disorders
PT 661 Management of Patients with Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disorders
SUMMER 2020
PT 662 Management of Patient’s with Neurological Disorders
PT 663 Management of Patients with Integumentary Disorders
PT 664 Wellness and Health Promotion
FALL 2020
PT 659 Capstone Project
Faculty
Mary Stilphen, PT, DPT view full bio
Ron William Scott, PT, EdD, MS, JD, LLM, MSBA, OCS view full bio
Julie Ries, PT, PhD view full bio
Jason Richardson, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT view full bio
Karen Mueller, PT, PhD, DPT view full bio
Barb Tschoepe, PT, DPT, PhD view full bio
Joan Mountain Elliott, PT, DPT view full bio
Steve Tepper, PT, PhD, FAPTA view full bio
Lynn McKinnis, PT, DPT view full bio
Justin Moore, PT, DPT view full bio
Helene Fearon, PT, FAPTA view full bio
Tim Fearon, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT view full bio
Jody Shapiro Frost, PT, DPT, PhD view full bio
Jennifer Gamboa, PT, DPT, OCS view full bio
Andrew Guccione, PT, PhD, DPT, FAPTA view full bio
Katherine Harris, PT, PhD view full bio
Donald J Hobart, PhD view full bio
Reed Humphrey, PT, PhD view full bio
Alan Jette, PT, PhD, FAPTA view full bio
Laurie A King, PT, PhD view full bio
Charles Ciccone, PT, PhD, FAPTA view full bio
Jonathan Cooperman, PT, DPT, MS, JD, FNAP view full bio
Kelly Daley, PT, MBA view full bio
Carl DeRosa, PT, PhD, DPT, FAPTA view full bio
William Boissonnault, PT, DPT, DHSc, FAAOMPT, FAPTA view full bio
Tuition & Fees | MS to DPT
Semester 1 3 $1,275
Semester 2 3 $1,275
Semester 3 5 $2,125
Semester 4 5 $2,125
Semester 5 4 $1,700

The tuition for this 20-credit tDPT program, is $8,500, or $425 per credit.

Application Fee $80
Graduation Fee $40
Total Fees $120

Massachusetts does not allow online education from other states without approval. Should you wish to join the program, you will need to contact your Higher Education Commission in charge of granting online education from the University of Montana and petition them to allow the University of Montana to confer degrees within your state.

If taking the combined tDPT and Rehabilitation Administration Certificate, an additional three credit hours (or $1,275) will be added to the curriculum.

Tuition & Fees | BS to DPT
Semester 1 3 $1,275
Semester 2 3 $1,275
Semester 3 5 $2,125
Semester 4 5 $2,125
Semester 5 4 $1,700
Semester 6 6 $2,550
Semester 7 4 $1,700

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

Application Fee $80
Graduation Fee $40
Total Fees $120

Massachusetts does not allow online education from other states without approval. Should you wish to join the program, you will need to contact your Higher Education Commission in charge of granting online education from the University of Montana and petition them to allow the University of Montana to confer degrees within your state.

If taking the combined tDPT and Rehabilitation Administration Certificate, an additional three credit hours (or $1,275) will be added to the curriculum.

Tuition & Fees | MS to DPT + RAC
Semester 1 4 $1,700
Semester 2 5 $2,125
Semester 3 5 $2,125
Semester 4 5 $2,125
Semester 5 4 $1,700

The tuition for this 23-credit tDPT+RAC program, is $9,775, or $425 per credit.

Application Fee $80
Graduation Fee $40
Total Fees $120

Massachusetts does not allow online education from other states without approval. Should you wish to join the program, you will need to contact your Higher Education Commission in charge of granting online education from the University of Montana and petition them to allow the University of Montana to confer degrees within your state.

Tuition & Fees | BS to DPT + RAC
Semester 1 4 $1,700
Semester 2 5 $2,125
Semester 3 5 $2,125
Semester 4 5 $2,125
Semester 5 4 $1,700
Semester 6 6 $2,550
Semester 7 4 $1,700

The tuition for this 33-credit tDPT+RAC program, is $14,025, or $425 per credit.

Application Fee $80
Graduation Fee $40
Total Fees $120

Massachusetts does not allow online education from other states without approval. Should you wish to join the program, you will need to contact your Higher Education Commission in charge of granting online education from the University of Montana and petition them to allow the University of Montana to confer degrees within your state.

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