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
  • BAH - Online
  • Campus SVA Chapter
  • Full-Time Veteran Counselor On Campus
  • Signed VA Principles Of Excellence
  • Club/Association for Veterans
  • Veteran Upward Bound Program
  • 8 Keys to Veterans' Success
  • Offers ROTC Program
  • GI Bill Approved Programs
Academic Support
  • Offers College Credit for Military Experiences
  • Awards Credit for CLEP Exam
  • Awards Credit for DSST Exam
Financial Support
  • Approved for Tuition Assistance
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
  • Scholarships for Military
  • Reduced Tuition for Military
School Information
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  • Setting
  • Accreditation Type
  • Duration
    4 Year
  • Calendar
Student Population
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    GI Bill Students
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  • Female
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    No Religious Affiliation
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Post Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Program Description

    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