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Online Post-Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy, TDPT

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    Application Deadline
  • 18 months
Our online transitional Online Post-Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the Utica College is designed to give licensed physical therapists the industry-standard knowledge, skills, and experience they need to build on what they've learned as a practicing physical therapist. 
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Earn your post-professional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree online in just 18 months.

Take control of the therapeutic process, from determining diagnoses to implementing physical therapy treatment that best suits the needs of your patients, and meet the highest standards of professional practice.

After completing your Online Post-Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the Utica College, you'll be able to:

  • Develop hypotheses to guide clinical decisions for patients.
  • Analyze the results of diagnostic testing as part of patient examination.
  • Apply principles of risk management to physical therapy practice.
  • Describe the clinical impact of PT imaging technologies.
  • Revise physical therapy strategies and procedural interventions based on results of diagnostic imaging, response to treatment, or changes in histology or pathology.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • We accept applications throughout the year for enrollment into our spring, summer, and fall terms. 
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 18 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    18 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Foundation of Autonomous Practice
  • Prevention and Wellness
  • Diagnostic Imaging I
  • Diagnostic Imaging II
  • Pharmacology and Pathophysiology I
  • Pharmacology and Pathophysiology II
  • Global Health Care Issues
  • Practicum

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • A comprehensive credential evaluation from the Foreign Credentialing Committee on Physical Therapy (FCCPT) noting that their entry-level physical therapy education is “substantially equivalent to the first professional degree in physical therapy in the United States. The first professional degree in the United States is the master’s degree or higher.”
  • Professional portfolio
  • Current license from country of origin (if living outside of the US)
  • Two written recommendations
  • Brief essay articulating goals for ppDPT study

Tuition Fee

  • International

    785 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 785 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    785 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 785 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
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