Transition Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (tDPT)

College of Health Sciences

Degree DPT, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Department Chair Susan P. Barker, PhD

Program Director Kelley A. Moran, DPT

The tDPT program is designed to allow practicing physical therapists to complete the requirements for the DPT degree while maintaining employment. Courses are offered in a mostly online format, with a seminar session on campus for each course. On campus sessions occur on the weekends. The program was developed with Misericordia University MSPT graduates in mind, and employs an integrated curriculum model similar to that used in the MSPT curriculum. An adult education model is employed, emphasizing the synthesis and evaluation levels of the cognitive domain. The program involves a total of 14 credits of required coursework:

tDPT 801 Orientation to Doctoral Studies (1 credit)

tDPT 803 Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy (3 credits)

tDPT 805 Integumentary Physical Therapy (3 credits)

tDPT 807 Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy (3 credits)

tDPT 809 Neuromuscular Physical Therapy (3 credits)

tDPT 810 Proposal Development (1 credit)