Thank you for your interest in the University of Montana transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT) programs. The 20 credit Masters to tDPT and the 30 credit Bachelor to tDPT programs are designed to allow PTs currently practicing to transition to the DPT in a primarily self-paced, distance education format.
A National Taskforce of the APTA has made well-grounded recommendations about curriculum content to meet expectations of the DPT. These content areas include medical screening, medical imaging, pharmacology, ethical and legal issues in practice, clinical decision-making using the patient client management model, business and marketing, professionalism in an autonomous profession, evidence-based practice, and research/professional scholarship. These constructs serve as core content within our tDPT curriculum.
We have gathered nationally-recognized faculty, many of whom literally wrote the book on these content areas or were associated with the development of the information included these courses. All courses (except one) are streamed over the web.
For more information about the transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy program, please visit the website of our partner, Rehab Essentials.