Utica College Post Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy

Post Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy

Online Program

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Military and Veteran Costs
  • Tuition Cost
    $ 20,676
  • GI Bill Coverage
    - $ 20,676
  • Student Veteran Cost
    $ 0
  • Tuition Cost-Per-Credit-Hour
    $
  • Tuition Assistance
    - $ 250
  • Military Student Cost
    $ 0
  • This GI Bill coverage is based on full benefits remaining. Any potential costs and coverage should be verified by the university before applying.

Military/Veteran Support

  • BAH - Campus
    $1,634
  • BAH - Online
    $916.50
  • Campus SVA Chapter
    NO
  • Full-Time Veteran Counselor On Campus
    NO
  • Signed VA Principles Of Excellence
    NO
  • Club/Association for Veterans
    NO
  • Veteran Upward Bound Program
    NO
  • 8 Keys to Veterans' Success
    NO
  • Offers ROTC Program
    YES
  • GI Bill Approved Programs
    YES
Academic Support
  • Offers College Credit for Military Experiences
    NO
  • Awards Credit for CLEP Exam
    YES
  • Awards Credit for DSST Exam
    NO
Financial Support
  • Approved for Tuition Assistance
    YES
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
    YES
  • Scholarships for Military
    YES
  • Reduced Tuition for Military
    YES
School Information
  • College Type
    Private
  • Setting
    Urban
  • Accreditation Type
    Regional
  • Duration
    4 Year
  • Calendar
    Semesters
Student Population
  • Student Count
    3,432
    Undergraduate
    1,328
    Graduate
    278
    GI Bill Students
  • Male
    40%
    Population
  • Female
    60%
    Population
Affiliation
  • Religious
    No Religious Affiliation
  • Ethnicity
    No Ethnic Affiliation
  • Gender
    Coed School
Post Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Program Description
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    Build your expertise and take the next step in your career.

    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.

     

    Expand Your Skills as a Physical Therapist

    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:

    • Develop hypotheses to guide clinical decisions for patients.
    • Analyze the results of diagnostic testing as part of patient examination.
    • Apply principles of risk management to physical therapy practice.
    • Describe the clinical impact of PT imaging technologies.
    • Revise physical therapy strategies and procedural interventions based on results of diagnostic imaging, response to treatment, or changes in histology or pathology.

     

    Pursue Advanced Career Paths

    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:

    • Consultants
    • Educators
    • Administrators
    • Clinical scholars

    No matter which professional path you choose, online DPT programs like Utica's prepare you to meet the needs of this ever-evolving profession.

     

    Curriculum: Study Essential Topics for Advanced Practice

    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.

     

     

    Learning Goals

    • Demonstrate the ability to locate and critically analyze literature to develop hypotheses to guide clinical decisions for patients/clients.
    • Use computer and/or communication technology to gather information to address clinical questions and the efficacy of practice.
    • Integrate cultural competence into professional behavior and clinical encounters with all clients.
    • Appraise levels of sensitivity and specificity of evidence to make clinical judgments.
    • Integrate research evidence, patient values and preferences, ethics, and clinical experience to examine patients/clients across the lifespan.
    • Display adherence to physical therapy core values and professional standards.

    Application Fee Waiver Offered for you this month!

    October: Physical Therapy Awareness Month

    Applicants use Fee Waiver Code: OLPT