Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT)

University of Montana Powered by Rehab Essentials

Maintain a balance between life, work, and school with the online transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT) degree from the University of Montana.  The program advances currently practicing Physical Therapists to the doctorate level. It was designed with you in mind.  The contemporary online format, engages you from virtually anywhere, when you are ready, on your schedule, on your own pace, and on a budget friendly tuition. 

Our innovative, best-in-class curriculum is taught by nationally recognized clinical faculty and is strongly rooted in evidence-based practice.  Plus, as one of UMT’s tDPT students, you will be connected to a diverse online community of experienced PT clinical professional peers.  Throughout the comprehensive curriculum you will gain advanced critical thinking, professional knowledge, behavior, and skills to apply of the science and art of physical therapy.  Program graduates are not only entitled to the doctorate designation, but will be better prepared to become leaders in physical therapy.

We offer both a Masters to DPT (20 credits) and a Bachelor to DPT (30 credits) that fulfill the doctorate guidelines established by APTA.  Most students complete the program in 1-3 years.  The program is open to Physical Therapist globally, however, we do offer direct partnerships for residents of India and the Philippines.


For therapists residing in the Philippines or India, the University of Montana in collaboration with Rehab Essentials partnered with Far Eastern University-Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation School of Physical Therapy (FEU-NRMF, Philippines) and Ingenious Physical Therapy Associates (IPTA, India) to provide a platform that allows you to pursue a clinical doctorate (DPT) from an accredited university in the United States. 

For more information about the transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy program, please visit the website of our partner, Rehab Essentials or call Jonathan Scheeler, tDPT Coordinator at 720-507-8333.