Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree
tDPT Program Mission Statement
The tDPT program at Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College prepares graduates to function as independent practitioners and critical thinkers in a changing society and healthcare environment. The transitional DPT curriculum is an individualized learning plan designed to augment an applicant's current knowledge (gained through professional and continuing education, as well as experiential learning) to a level consistent with the current entry-level DPT academic standards.
Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy
As academic programs convert to an entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree and more graduates enter the work force with a DPT, this innovative, distance education program is designed to meet the needs of current practicing clinicians.
The tDPT program bridges the gap between BS/MS degree entry-level practitioners and the current DPT entry-level graduate, offering an opportunity to complement current knowledge and skills with advanced content designed to promote a high level of competence and autonomy.
Built specifically for practicing physical therapy professionals, this distance education program is designed to accommodate your demanding work and home-life schedules, offering both flexibility and access to the finest curriculum available.
About the Program
The tDPT program emphasizes the analytic processes of diagnosis and prognosis, both of which are critical for independent practice. This program is available to all qualified physical therapy graduates of accredited programs who are licensed physical therapists in the United States. The distance education curriculum is the same as the on-campus curriculum; you will learn the same material and receive the same degree as on-campus students.
Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Boston University - Unparalleled in the field of Physical Therapy
By 2020, physical therapy will be provided by physical therapists who are doctors of physical therapy and consumers will have direct acess to therapists, allowing them to choose the most appropriate provider for the treatment and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system.
The good news is that one of the most prestigious transitional DPT degrees in the nation can be yours in 16 monthsonline. This distinguished program, offering both flexibility and an outstanding curriculum, is being offered by BU Sargent College, one of the leading universities in the United States.
The Time to Get your DPT is Now
The transitional DPT program bridges the gap between BS/MS degree entry-level practitioners and the current DPT entry-level graduate.
According to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), "When the demand for the transitional DPT is essentially met, transitional DPT programs will no longer have the necessary economic incentive to remain in operation."
Transitional DPT programs, such as this at Boston University, will only be available for a limited time. It is important for physical therapists in clinical practice to enter a program as soon as possible. Our distance education learning program was designed to meet this need while allowing clinicians to maintain their practice and avoid disrupting their family and personal lives.