Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy
Transitional Doctor of Phyiscal Therapy
The transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy is a clinical doctoral degree designed for licensed physical therapists seeking to advance their knowledge, skills, and behaviors to a level consistent with professional entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) standards in order to position themselves more strongly in the current health care environment.
The tDPT differs from an advanced post-professional degree (such as an ScD or Ph.D.) in that it does not focus on the acquisition of advanced or specialized clinical skills, but rather it reflects the augmentation in the physical therapy profession’s body of knowledge and state of practice and should help licensed therapists become autonomous, evidence-based practitioners..
The transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT) degree pathway provides a route for licensed and practicing physical therapists, with entry-level master’s and bachelor’s degrees in physical therapy, to advance their knowledge, skills, and behaviors to a level consistent with the current professional (entry-level) Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) standards.
he curriculum of the TTUHSC tDPT Program requires the completion of 27 semester credit hours for those with a Master's degree in physical therapy and 33 semester credit hours for those with a Bachelor's degree in physical therapy.
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