Physical Therapy

Transition Doctor of Physical Therapy program (tDPT)

Transition DPT Program
for Physical Therapists with
Entry-level Bachelor's Degrees

Renee Hakim, PT, PhD, NCS
Program Director
Contact Dr. Hakim

Entirely web-based distance education

25 credits beyond an entry-level bachelor's degree in physical therapy

Seven on-line courses:

  • Organization / Management or Health Promotion / Wellness (3 credits)
  • Research Methods / Design (3 credits)
  • Motor Control / Motor Learning (3 credits)
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Pharmacology
  • Pathology
  • Diagnosis

Program Highlights:

  • Convenient and flexible web-based delivery of courses to meet the needs of practicing clinicians.
  • Ongoing contact with instructors and other colleagues enrolled in the courses through threaded discussions and e-mail.
  • Clinical case-based research component.
  • Optional on-campus discussion/review sessions with course instructors.
  • On-campus computer training available.
  • Competitive tuition.


  • Enhance your professional development without disrupting your work or home schedule.
  • Take control over your time and resources while augmenting your knowledge and clinical skills.
  • Distinguish yourself and promote recognition of the physical therapist as a fully autonomous health care practitioner.
  • Prepare yourself for Direct Access with physical therapy as the point of entry into the health care system.

Applications evaluated by a rolling admissions process, and space is limited. For more information contact Admissions (link above) or Dr. Hakim.