Directory of Postprofessional DPT (Transition) Programs

The following list includes the names of higher education institutions that offer a postprofessional DPT (Transition) program for US-licensed physical therapists. Programs are listed according to delivery method. Please keep in mind that the programs are not always referred to as "transition" programs; other descriptors include "bridge," "postprofessional," "transitional," or "DPT."

One element shared by all of the transition programs is that they are offered to US-licensed physical therapists; that is, graduates of an accredited physical therapist professional education program. Postprofessional DPT (Transition) programs are not accredited by CAPTE as it currently accredits only professional (entry-level) physical therapy programs. This list of postprofessional DPT programs is provided as a readily accessible resource for physical therapists, however this does not connote approval or endorsement of these programs by the American Physical Therapy Association.

If you have any questions about the list or have information about other transition programs, please contact Jody Frost at jodyfrost@apta.org or 800/999-2782, ext. 3201.

Onsite Only Programs

CALIFORNIA

Loma Linda University
School of Allied Health Professions
Nichol Hall, Room A-620A
Loma Linda, CA 92350
909/558-4632, ext 83171
Fax: 909/558-4291
Everett Lohman, III, PT, DSc, OCS 

NEW YORK

New York University
380 Second Ave.
New York, NY 10010
212/998-9400
Fax: 212/995-4190
Tsega Mehreteab BS, MS, DPT   

Touro College School of Health Sciences
Post Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
1700 Union Blvd.
Bay Shore, NY 11706
631/665-1600, ext 6276/6277
Frances Corio, PT, PhD, OCS

OHIO

The Ohio State University
Graduate Studies
School of Allied Medical Professions
453 W. 10th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210-1234
614/292-5921
Fax: 614/292-0210
John A. Buford, PT, PhD
For OSU MPT graduates currently licensed in Ohio.

TENNESSEE

East Tennessee State University
Department of Physical Therapy
Box 70624
Johnson City, TN 37614-1709
423/439-8275
Joyce Arnall

UTAH

The University of Utah
Department of Physical Therapy
520 Wakara Way
Suite 302
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
801/585-3122
Fax: 801/585-5629
Joyce Bawden

The following list includes the names of higher education institutions that offer a postprofessional DPT (Transition) program for US-licensed physical therapists. Programs are listed according to delivery method. Please keep in mind that the programs are not always referred to as "transition" programs; other descriptors include "bridge," "postprofessional," "transitional," or "DPT."

One element shared by all of the transition programs is that they are offered to US-licensed physical therapists; that is, graduates of an accredited physical therapist professional education program. Postprofessional DPT (Transition) programs are not accredited by CAPTE as it currently accredits only professional (entry-level) physical therapy programs. This list of postprofessional DPT programs is provided as a readily accessible resource for physical therapists, however this does not connote approval or endorsement of these programs by the American Physical Therapy Association.

If you have any questions about the list or have information about other transition programs, please contact Jody Frost at jodyfrost@apta.org or 800/999-2782, ext 3201.

Distance Learning Only Programs

ALABAMA

Alabama State University
Physical Therapy Program
915 South Jackson Street
Montgomery, AL 36104-5732
334/229-7463
Fax: 334/229-4945
Bernandette Williams-York, PT, DSc, GCS

ARIZONA

A.T. Still University
Arizona School of Health Sciences
5850 Still Circle
Mesa, AZ 85206
Fax: 480/219-6100
Tammy Roehling, PT, DPT
480/219-6187

CALIFORNIA

The Ola Grimsby Institute
4420 Hotel Circle Court, Ste 210
San Diego, CA 92108
619/298-4116
Fax: 619/298-4225
Carmi S. Bowlin, Program Coordinator

ILLINOIS

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Department of Physical Therapy
3333 Green Bay Rd.
North Chicago, IL 60064
847/578-8694
Fax: 847/578-8816
Donna Frownfelter, PT, DPT, MA, CSS, RRT, FCCP

IOWA

Des Moines University
Postprofessional Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
3200 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50312
515/271-1597
Fax: 515/271-1597
Traci Bush, PT, DPT, OTR/L, DHS

MAINE

University of New England
Department of Physical Therapy
716 Stevens Ave.
Portland, ME 04103
800/477-4863
Fax: 207/221-4898
Peggy Warden, Associate Director of Graduate Admissions 

MASSACHUSETTS

Northeastern University
College of Professional Studies
Bouve College of Health Science
101 Belvidere Street
Boston, MA 02115
617/304-9253
Susan M. Lowe, PT, DPT, MS, GCS

MICHIGAN

University of Michigan- Flint
Physical Therapy Department
Room. 2157 WSW Bldg.
303 E. Kearsley St.
Flint, MI 48502-1950
810/762-3373
Fax: 810/766-6668
Cindy A. Pfalzer, PT, PhD, FACSM, FAPTA

Wayne State University
Department of Health Care Sciences
Physical Therapy Program
Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
259 Mack Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
313/577-4643
Susan Ann Talley, PT, DPT, MA

MINNESOTA

The College of St. Scholastica
Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
1200 Kenwood Ave.
Duluth, MN 55811
218/723-6362
Fax: 877/287-8719
Chad Oppelt

MONTANA

University of Montana
School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science
135 Skaggs Bldg
Missoula, MT 59812-4680
406/243-4027
Fax: 406/243-2795
Steve Tepper, PT, PhD
Distance learning except for one on-site weekend course on Professionalism

NEW YORK

Dominican College
470 Western Hwy
Orangeburg, NY 10962
845/359-7800
Valerie Olson, PT, PhD

NORTH CAROLINA

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Division of Physical Therapy
Bondurant Hall, Suite 3000 CB #7135
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7135
919/966-4708
Fax: 919/966-3678
Karen McCulloch, PT, PhD, NCS

PENNSYLVANIA

Arcadia University
450 South Easton Rd.
Glenside, PA 19038
215/572-2863
Fax: 215/572-2157
Phil McClure, PT, PhD

Temple University
Department of Physical Therapy
3307 N Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Carole Tucker, Director of Graduate Studies  

SOUTH DAKOTA

The University of South Dakota
Physical Therapy Department
School of Health Sciences
414 East Clark St.
Vermillion, SD 57069
605/677-6556
Fax: 605/677-6745
Patrick S. Cross, PT, DPT, EMT-B, RHF

TEXAS

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
School of Allied Health Sciences
3601 4th St. STOP 6280
Lubbock, TX 79430
806/743-2461
Fax: 806/743-6005
Kate Panasci, PT, DPT, CBIS,CWS, program director, transitional doctor of physical therapy pathway

 University of the Incarnate Word
School of Physical Therapy
4301 Broadway, CPO 412
San Antonio, TX  78209
Phone: 210-283-6938
Fax: 210-283-6475
Stephanie Thurmond, PT, DPT, DSC, director, postprofessional program

University of Texas Medical Branch
School of Health Professions
Department of Physical Therapy
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-1144
409/772-3068
Fax: 409/747-1613
Christine Baker, PT, EdD, transition DPT program coordinator
Carolyn Utsey, PT, PhD, program chair

VIRGINIA

Shenandoah University*
333 W. Cork St.
Winchester, VA 22601
540/665-5523
Fax: 540/665-5530
 Janine Hatch, PT, DPT, MS, GCS, associate director transition DPT program
*Program has one weekend onsite seminar

The following list includes the names of higher education institutions that offer a postprofessional DPT (Transition) program for US-licensed physical therapists. Programs are listed according to delivery method. Please keep in mind that the programs are not always referred to as "transition" programs; other descriptors include "bridge," "postprofessional," "transitional," or "DPT."

One element shared by all of the transition programs is that they are offered to US-licensed physical therapists; that is, graduates of an accredited physical therapist professional education program. Postprofessional DPT (Transition) programs are not accredited by CAPTE as it currently accredits only professional (entry-level) physical therapy programs. This list of postprofessional DPT programs is provided as a readily accessible resource for physical therapists, however this does not connote approval or endorsement of these programs by the American Physical Therapy Association.

If you have any questions about the list or have information about other transition programs, please contact Jody Frost at jodyfrost@apta.org or 800/999-2782, ext 3201.

Combination of Onsite and Distance Learning Programs

ARIZONA

University of Medical Sciences Arizona
4600 E Washington Street
Suite 300
Phoenix, AZ  85034
480/442-8059
Fax: 623/335-7442
Email: info@umsaz.org
Janice Pitts, PT, PhD 

CALIFORNIA

Chapman University
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866
714/744-7620
Fax: 714/744-7621
Jacklyn Heino Brechter, PT, PhD

The Ola Grimsby Institute
4420 Hotel Circle Court, Ste 210
San Diego, CA 92108
619/298-4116
Fax: 619/298-4225
Carmi S. Bowlin, Program Coordinator

Western University of Health Sciences
309 E Second St.
Pomona, CA 91766
909/469-5293
Fax: 909/469-5300
Denise Schilling, PT, PhD

FLORIDA

Nova Southeastern University
Physical Therapy Department
Terry Building
3200 South University Dr.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328-2018
954/262-1274
Fax: 954/262-1783
Bini Litwin, PT, DPT, PhD, MBA

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
1 University Blvd.
St Augustine, FL 32086-5783
904/826-0084
Fax: 904/827-0069
Jodi Liphart, PT, DHSC, NCS

IDAHO

Idaho State University
PO Box 8045
Pocatello, ID 83209
800/797-4781 or 208/282-4095
Fax: 208/282-4962
James Creelman, PT, DPT, MS, OCS

ILLINOIS

Governors State University
Department of Physical Therapy
College of Health and Human Services
One University Park
University Park, IL 60466-0975
708/534-7290
Fax: 708/534-1647
Ann Vendrely, PT, EdD, DPT, tDPT  

Northern Illinois University
School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders
Physical Therapy Program
DeKalb, IL 60015
815/753-1383
MJ Blaschak, PT, PhD, Associate Professor and Program Coordinator 

KENTUCKY

EIM Institute for Health Professions in Partnership with Private Practice Section
Larry Benz, DPT, MBA
13000 Equity Place
Louisville, KY 40223
888/709-7096 | 502/413-6184
Fax: 502/371-8252
Marilyn M Doerr, MBA

EIM Institute for Health Professions
Julie Whitman, PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT
13000 Equity Place
Louisville, KY 40223
888/709-7096 | 502/413-6184
Fax: 502/971-8252
Jessica Dugan, PT 
(DPT with focus in musculoskeletal management) 

NeuroRecovery Training Institute
Mary Schmidt, PT, DPT
13000 Equity Place
Louisville, KY 40223
888/742-9588, 502-550-0401
Marilyn M Doerr, MBA
(DPT with a focus in neurology)
Program begins July 2013

MICHIGAN

Andrews University
Department of Physical Therapy
Berrien Springs, MI 49104-0420
800/827-2878 | 269/471-6076
Fax: 269/471-2867
Kathy Berglund, PT, ATC, OCS

Wayne State University
Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
259 Mack Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
313/577-5523
Fax: 313/577-6367
Heather Sandlin, Academic Services Officer

MISSISSIPPI

University of Mississippi Medical Center
SHRP/Physical Therapy Program
2500 N. State St.
Jackson, MS 39216-4505
601/984-6330
Fax: 601/815-1715
Kim Curbow-Wilcox, PT, PhD, NCS
Mark Weber, PT, PhD, SCS, ATC

NEVADA

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Department of Physical Therapy
4505 Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89154-3029
702/895-1377
Fax: 702/895-4883
Merrill Landers, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS
For UNLV graduates only.

NEW YORK

D'Youville College
230 Porter Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14203
716/829-7702
Fax: 716/829-8137
Pamela Bartlo, PT, DPT, CCS

New York Institute of Technology
Room 501
Northern Blvd.
Old Westbury, NY 11568
516/686-7692
Dr. Ahmed Elokda, PT, PhD
*90% of courses are online, some electives are onsite in a 1-2 weekend format

Utica College
Postprofessional Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
1600 Burrstone Rd.
Utica, NY 13502-4892
315/223-2525
Fax: 315/792-3248
Denise M. McVay, PT,DPT, GCS

PENNSYLVANIA

Misericordia University
Physical Therapy Department
301 Lake St.
Dallas, PA 18612
570/674-6467
Fax: 570/674-1452
Kelley A. Moran, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS
For Misericordia MSPT graduates only

Widener University
Institute for Physical Therapy Education
One University Place
Chester, PA 19013
610/499-1277
Bob Wellmon, PT, PhD, NCS

TENNESSEE

University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center
Department of Physical Therapy
930 Madison Ave.
Suite 640
Memphis, TN 38163
901/448-5888
Fax: 901/448-1441
Pamela D. Ritzline, PT, EdD

TEXAS

Hardin-Simmons University (in partnership with Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions)
2200 Hickory
HSU Box 16065
Abilene, TX 79698-6065
325/670-5860 or 325/670-5828
Fax: 325/670-5868
Martha R. Hinman, PT, EdD

Texas Woman's University (Dallas)
School of Physical Therapy
5500 Southwestern Medical Avenue
Dallas, TX 75235-7299
214/689-6500
Fax: 214/689-6583
Ann Medley, PT, PhD, CEEAA, associate director

Texas Woman's University (Houston)
School of Physical Therapy
1130 MD Anderson Blvd
Houston TX 77030-7897
713/794-2070
Fax: 713/794-2071
Peggy Gleeson, PT, PhD, associate director

UTAH

Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
561 East 1860 South
Provo, UT 84606
801/734-6832
Toll-free: 866/780-4107
Fax: 801/375-2125
Admissions  

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