Boston University

College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy


640 Commonwealth Ave

Boston, MA 02215

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy

Format: Online

Program Description:

The transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT) program from Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences prepares graduates to function as independent practitioners and critical thinkers in a changing society and healthcare environment. Our tDPT program bridges the gap between BS/MS degree entry-level practitioners and the current DPT entry-level graduate. Designed specifically for practicing physical therapy professionals, this online distance education can be completed in 16 months by completing 8 courses. As a leader in the field, Boston University is the only private institution in the country with five nationally ranked programs in the health and rehabilitation sciences. Boston University is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., one of six nationally recognized regional accrediting agencies.


The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Eligibility Requirements:

3.0 GPA from an accredited, entry-level, academic physical therapy program; six months of full-time employment in the United States as a physical therapist; and current United States licensure as a physical therapist.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 0-999

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