Our online transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT) program is designed to give licensed physical therapists the industry-standard knowledge, skills, and experience they need to build on what they've learned as a practicing physical therapist. Earn your post-professional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree online in just 18 months.
Take control of the therapeutic process, from determining diagnoses to implementing physical therapy treatment that best suits the needs of your patients, and meet the highest standards of professional practice.
After completing your tDPT program, you'll be able to:
In 2019, the median salary for physical therapists was $89,440, with the top 10 percent of physical therapists earning an average of $124,740 per year. With the aging population growing rapidly in the U.S., job growth for this field is 28 percent, four times the national average for all professions.
When you complete Utica's online physical therapy degree program, you'll have an in-depth understanding of direct-access physical therapy and be able to provide top-quality care as a practitioner. Graduates from online DPT programs can also work as:
No matter which professional path you choose, online DPT programs like Utica's prepare you to meet the needs of this ever-evolving profession.
Explore the most up-to-date knowledge you need to excel as a Doctor of Physical Therapy. Through seven courses, you'll learn about the foundations of autonomous practice, techniques for prevention and wellness, diagnostic imaging, pharmacology and pathophysiology, and more.
Your physical therapy degree online program concludes with a practicum focused on one of four topics. You'll choose your focus and build a new skill set tailored to your career aspirations.
Typically, students working full time while earning their online physical therapy degree from Utica will take two courses per 16-week semester, and complete the program in as few as four semesters.
Students in the online tDPT program may be eligible to earn continuing education units (CEUs) for each successfully completed course. CEUs earned in this program may meet state PT license requirements – check your individual state requirements for more information.
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October: Physical Therapy Awareness Month
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