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Online Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT)

Earn Your t-DPT in as few as 12 months

Only 8 courses (16 credits) needed

Can be completed in 12 months and designed to fit around your work schedule

The program is 100% online, take classes and exams on your own schedule

No GRE required

Earn your DPT degree

The Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy program  (or tDPT program) allows licensed and practicing physical therapists who hold a master's degree in Physical Therapy to earn a Doctor of Physical Therapy through a combination of online course work and professional experience.

  • tDPT program courses are 2-credit, fully online courses.
  • The entire tDPT program is 16-credits in length and can be completed in 12-36 months.
  • Tuition is affordable. For more information about costs and tuition, please click here.
  • Start any term (Spring, Summer or Fall) with no required course sequence

Learn More about the t-DPT program at Dominican College

Take courses, to possibly* meet PT licensure requirements

Students who are not licensed as physical therapists in the United States may take up to eight (8) credits in the program on a non-matriculated basis.

Completion of these eight credits does not assure acceptance to the tDPT program. However, if you obtain a US physical therapy license within five years of completing the credits, you may apply for admission to the tDPT program. Upon acceptance to the program, your credits will be applied toward completion of the tDPT program. (It remains the student's responsibility to ensure that the credits and coursework meet the requirements to take the US PT licensing exam.)

In order to be eligible to take these credits, please:

  • Complete the registration form for this option.
  • Submit documentation from Foreign Credentialing Commission on Physical Therapy (FCCPT) confirming that education completed is substantially equivalent to an accredited PT degree program in the U.S.
  • *Student’s responsibility to ensure they are taking the proper courses to meet PT licensure requirements.

    *Disclaimer: Dominican College tDPT curriculum has been specifically designed to meet the most common areas of academic requirement by foreign-trained/educated physical therapists seeking licensure in the U.S. However, this is not a guarantee that all academic requirements of the FSBPT or state specific Boards of Physical Therapy will be met upon tDPT degree completion

Complete the Registration Form

Meet a Program Alumnus

"Dominican College’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program provided me with the tools I needed to start my own practice."
- John Gallucci

President and CEO of JAG Physical Therapy and Medical Coordinator for Major League Soccer

Speak to us about applying to the tDPT program at Dominican College today!

Contact us today for more information about applying to the Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT) program.

Ashley Scales
Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
Phone:  845-848-7908
Email:  ashley.scales@dc.edu


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