Utica College

Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy


1600 Burrstone Road

Utica, NY 13502

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy

Format: Online

Program Description:

Utica College's Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT) offers practicing licensed Physical Therapists the post-professional degree they need to advance their careers in a convenient and accelerated online format. Designed specifically for practicing licensed Physical Therapy professionals with BS/MS degree credentials, the Online tDPT program provides each student with an individualized program of study that takes into account prior education and work experience.

The transitional DPT is a program designed for licensed practitioners who have had a traditional physical therapy education below the doctoral level. It builds on the skills, knowledge, and experience of practicing clinicians and entitles graduates to the degree of Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) -- a post-professional clinical doctoral degree that serves as a credential, similar to the MD for medicine, the OD for optometry, and the DPM for podiatry. It does not signify advanced preparation or specialization, but instead reflects the culmination of a comprehensive program and the fulfillment of the highest standards of clinical performance in professional practice.


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Eligibility Requirements:

Students must have a physical therapist degree with a GPA of at least 3.0 accredited by the CAPTE and a current state professional license.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Baccalaureate College—General

Loans Offered: More than 90% of students receive financial assistance. Financial aid that adult students may apply for include: federal grants, federal Work Study Program, NY state Tuition Assistant Program grants, federally guaranteed low-interest educational loans.

Locale: Small City

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