Utica University

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:

The online transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy program provides a direct path for licensed physical therapists to earn their DPT degree in just 16 months.  Students are taught by highly qualified and experienced clinicians in advanced areas like pathophysiology, pharmacology and diagnostic imaging.  The online flexible curriculum provides critical thinking skills and prepares graduates to thrive as autonomous practitioners in an evolving society and direct-access healthcare environment.

The online Post-Professional (transitional) Doctor of Physical Therapy program is designed to accommodate student’s demanding work and home-life schedules and offers the flexibility to access the finest curriculum available at any time. Licensed physical therapists living in the United States may enroll with BS/MS physical therapy degree credentials. The online tDPT curriculum covers a wide range of topics, including:

•    Foundations of Autonomous Practice
•    Prevention and Wellness
•    Diagnostic Imaging
•    Pharmacology and Pathophysiology
•    Global Health Care Issues

Students in the online transitional DPT (tDPT) program may be eligible to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for each successfully completed course in the program. Continuing Education Units earned from Utica College’s tDPT program may qualify for state PT license requirement – check your individual state requirements for more information.

Individuals who are living in the US but not yet licensed, OR who live outside of the US, must provide a comprehensive credential evaluation from the Foreign Credentialing Committee on Physical Therapy (FCCPT) noting that their entry-level physical therapy education is “substantially equivalent to the first professional degree in physical therapy in the United States. The first professional degree in the United States is the master’s degree or higher.


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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