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Online Post-Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy, TDPT

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The profession of Physical Therapy has evolved over many years. The most substantial changes for the Physical Therapist have to do with the extent to which they must prepare to function effectively in a vital healthcare role. 
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  •  To that end, today's practitioner must also be prepared to act as consultant, educator, administrator, and clinical scholar, which requires advanced skills in critical thinking in addition to the traditional entry-level preparation of the past.
  • In addition to becoming a better physical therapist practitioner, there's another reason to earn the title of Doctor of Physical Therapy: As of 2014, all new US trained PTs graduate with their entry-level DPT degree. 
  • This was a part of Vision 2020 , a directive from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) for all physical therapy to be provided by Doctors of Physical Therapy by the year 2020 and continues with the new vision and guiding principles. New PTs are entering the workforce with potentially higher degrees, current knowledge and skill sets, than more experienced PTs. Fortunately, Utica College provides a convenient way for licensed PTs to transition to the next level.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Completion of the program varies. Most students continue to work full time while pursuing their degree and are encouraged taking one course per semester. The time to complete the program will be determined by how many courses you need to take and how many you take per semester.

  • Credits
    18 credit hours 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


Scholarships, Grants, and Awards:

Utica College scholarships, grants, and awards generally fall into three categories:

  • College Scholarships

College scholarships are awarded to full-time freshmen upon admission to the College on the basis of academic and personal achievements.

  • Endowed Scholarships

These have been established by alumni, friends of the College, and organizations for the purpose of permanently providing support to deserving and/or outstanding students.

  • Annual Awards

Annual Awards are grants and prizes awarded to deserving students on a yearly basis.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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