The Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree program is designed to bring the practicing professionals up to the doctorate level.
The program is designed to meet the busy lifestyle of a practicing clinician by offering the majority of courses in a distance format with only two onsite weekend sessions.
The program 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.
Shenandoah University’s Division of Physical Therapy (PT) prepares students as doctorally educated physical therapist who are reflective practitioners who provide evidence-based, compassionate and ethical care for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of movement dysfunction.
The program is designed to meet the busy lifestyle of a practicing clinician by offering the majority of courses in a distance format with only two onsite weekend sessions. The first is in mid August of the first year of study; the second is in mid August in the final semester. For those students who have earned a Master’s level degree in physical therapy or other health related graduate program, a total of 16 credits must be earned from Shenandoah University. These credit hours may be completed over one year (Track I) or over two years (Track II). For those students who have earned a Bachelor’s degree in physical therapy, the program (Track III) requires a total of 20 credit hours earned at Shenandoah University. Track III courses are offered over a 7 consecutive semester 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.
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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.
Scholarships are available for SUPT alumni, SUPT clinical instructors, employees of Valley Health Systems, Inova Health Systems, and West Virginia University Hospital- East.
Need more information? Email Stephanie Jimenez, tDPT Administrative Assistant : firstname.lastname@example.org
Janine Hatch, PT, DPT, MS, GCS
T-DPT Associate Director