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Physical Therapy (t-DPT)

The Transition DPT program at Temple is no longer accepting applications. Please visit the APTA's Directory of Programs for available programs. 

The Transition to Doctor of Physical Therapy (t-DPT) degree is an online program geared toward practicing physical therapists that wish to increase their professional knowledge base and advance in their careers. View Curriculum. View course offerings for 2016-2017

Students complete 12 to 24 credits offered through the Internet during the spring, summer, and fall semesters. The program meets the accreditation standards of current entry-level DPT curricula. For more information on specific program goals, read more.

The web-based educational platform permits you, your classmates, and faculty members to post and share lecture materials and assignments and participate in group discussions. The only technical requirements are a computer with Internet access, a DVD player, and Microsoft Office software.

Students can decide their own course sequence and program speed; many students complete the minimum 12 core credits in less than one academic year. Each three-credit course requires about five to six hours of work per week.

Note: Students are expected to maintain continuous enrollment until completing their course work. If students cannot complete course work due to extenuating circumstances (other than waiting for a required course to be offered), the University requires them to fill out a Leave of Absence Form (Graduate School Policy 02.25.14) and pay the associated processing fee.

*This program is not subject to accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org;  website: http://www.capteonline.org