The Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree program is designed to bring the practicing professionals up to the doctorate level.
Shenandoah University’s Division of Physical Therapy (PT) prepares students as doctorally-educated reflective practitioners who provide evidence-based, compassionate and ethical care for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of movement dysfunction.
The Shenandoah University Transitional DPT (TDPT) program is designed to meet the busy lifestyle of a practicing clinician by offering the majority of courses in a distance-based format with only two one-day onsite sessions; the first is in mid-August of the first year of study and the second is in mid-August in the final year of study.
The TDPT program is open to current U.S. licensed practicing physical therapists. Foreign trained physical therapists who have documented practice experience of at least 6 months in the U.S. are also eligible to apply.
For physical therapists who have earned a Master’s level degree in physical therapy or a Master’s degree in another healthcare-related program, a total of 16 credits must be earned from Shenandoah University. These credit hours may be completed over three consecutive terms (Track I-one year) or over 6 consecutive terms (Track II-two years). For those students who have earned a Bachelor’s degree in physical therapy (Track III), a total of 20 credit hours must be earned at Shenandoah University over a 7 consecutive term period. A minimum grade of “B” must be earned in all courses to successfully complete the program.
Our faculty mentors are available in and out of the classroom to guide you through the program.
Our accomplished and caring faculty serve as mentors beyond the classroom. As a team, they prepare you to serve as a compassionate physical therapist, critical thinker and ethical leader. You’ll benefit from small class sizes that enable faculty members to provide individualized attention and nurture your academic and professional development.
Associate Director, Transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy
It is open to any currently U.S. licensed practicing Physical Therapist. Foreign trained therapists licensed and practicing in the U.S. that have documented work experience of at least 6 months are also eligible to apply.