Post Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy

Designed with You in Mind

Maintain balance between life, work, and school and earn your online post professional Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT) degree from the University of Montana. The innovative, world-class curriculum is taught by the best and brightest faculty. The contemporary 100% online format engages you from virtually anywhere, when you are ready, on your schedule and at your pace. And all with a budget friendly tuition.  Plus, the University of Montana is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). You have 24/7 online access to your courses and assignments when you are ready from virtually anywhere. Courses can be viewed and reviewed anytime within the semester. Deadlines and key dates for assignments, quizzes and exams are easily found in the course dashboard to keep you on track.

A World-Class Program with Dr. Reed Humphrey and Dr. Jonathan Scheeler.

Be empowered. Move Your Career Forward.

Throughout this post-professional program you will gain advanced critical thinking, professional knowledge, and skills to apply of the science and art of physiotherapy. In just 1 year, you can have your post professional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. You will be empowered to move your career forward and be better prepared to become a leader in physical therapy.


In addition to the doctorate programs, we also offer a Rehabilitation Administration Certificate (RAC) that helps prepares allied health and rehabilitation professionals to become future managers and leaders in the evolving healthcare environment.  The RAC program can be added to your degree program (just 3 additional credits) or taken as a standalone certificate program.  Learn more about the RAC program here.

World-class professors, just a click away.

The online courses are taught by the best and brightest faculty from all over the United States. As a student, you will have direct access to these expert faculty and to a diverse, experienced peer group. You become part of vibrant, collaborative online community.

Key Dates

Application & Materials Deadlines:
Fall 2024 Cohort August 11, 2024
Spring 2025 Cohort December 8, 2024

Projected Semester Start Dates*:

Summer 2024 April 15, 2024
Fall 2024 August 26, 2024
Spring 2025 January, 2025

*Schedules for future academic semesters are projected for planning purposes. Dates are subject to change without notice and will be confirmed upon acceptance.

Program Offerings

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Bachelor's (BS) to DPT

30 credits

7 semesters


Accelerated BS to DPT

30 credits

5 semesters


Master's (MS) to DPT

20 credits

5 semesters


Accelerated Master's (MS) to DPT

20 credits

3 semesters


Rehabilitation Administration Certificate (RAC)

Stand-alone: 13 Credits, 1-Year Program

tDPT+RAC 3 additional credits