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The following list includes the names of higher education institutions that offer a postprofessional DPT (Transition) program for physical therapists licensed in the United States.

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 U.S.-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 academicservices@apta.org.

On-Site 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

NEW YORK

New York University
380 Second Ave.
New York, NY 10010
212-998-9415
Fax: 212-995-4190
Wen K.Ling, PT, PhD

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 or 6277
Frances Corio, PT, PhD

TENNESSEE

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

Distance Learning Only Programs

ARIZONA

A.T. Still University
Arizona School of Health Sciences
5850 Still Circle
Mesa, AZ 85206
480-219-6187

Fax: 480-219-6100
Tammy Roehling, PT, DPT

CALIFORNIA

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

FLORIDA

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
1 University Blvd.
St. Augustine, FL 32086-5783
904-826-0084
Fax: 904-827-0069
Eric Oestmann, PT

ILLINOIS

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Department of Physical Therapy
3333 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, IL 60064
847-578-8514
Fax: 847-578-8816
Donna Frownfelter, PT, DPT, MA

MASSACHUSETTS

Northeastern University
College of Professional Studies
Bouve College of Health Science
101 Belvidere St.
Boston, MA 02115
617-304-9253
Adam Thomas, PT, DPT, ATC

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
Laura Smith, PT, DPT, PhD

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 Building
Missoula, MT 59812-4680
720-507-8333
Fax: 406-243-2795
Steve Tepper, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Distance learning except for one on-site weekend course on professionalism.

NEW YORK

Dominican College
470 Western Highway
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

PENNSYLVANIA

Arcadia University
450 South Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038
215-517-2571
Fax: 215-572-2157
Michael Tevald, PT, PhD

VIRGINIA

Shenandoah University*
1775 N. Sector Court, Suite 219
Winchester, VA 22601
540-665-5523
Fax: 540-665-5530
Janine Hatch, PT, DPT, MS
*Program has one weekend on-site seminar.

Combination of On-Site and Distance Learning Programs

ARIZONA

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

CALIFORNIA

Chapman University
9401 Jeronimo Road
Irvine, CA 92618
714/744-7620
Fax: 949/206-0012
Anu V. Nanjappa, MBA

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

Western University of Health Sciences
309 E. Second St.
Pomona, CA 91766
909-469-5293
Fax: 909-469-5300
Harshavardhan Deoghare

FLORIDA

Nova Southeastern University
Physical Therapy Department
Terry Building
3200 S. University Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328-2018
954-262-1274
Fax: 954-262-1783
Shari Rone Adams, PT, MHSA, DBA

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
1 University Blvd.
St. Augustine, FL 32086-5783
904-826-0084
Fax: 904-827-0069
Elaine Lonnemann, PT, DPT

ILLINOIS

Governors State University
Department of Physical Therapy
College of Health and Human Services
1 University Parkway
University Park, IL 60484
708-534-7290
Fax: 708-534-1647
Robbie O'Shea, PT, DPT, PhD

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 or 502-413-6184
Fax: 502-371-8252
Marilyn M. Doerr, MBA

EIM Institute for Health Professions
Julie Whitman, PT, DSc
13000 Equity Place
Louisville, KY 40223
888-709-7096 or 502-413-6184
Fax: 502-971-8252
Jessica Dugan, PT
DPT with a focus in musculoskeletal management.

NeuroRecovery Training Institute
Kim Atkinson, PT
175 S. English Station Road, Suite 218
Louisville, KY 40245
888-709-7096 or 502-550-0401
Marilyn M. Doerr, MBA
DPT with a focus in neurology.

MICHIGAN

Andrews University
Department of Physical Therapy
Berrien Springs, MI 49104-0420
800-827-2878 or 269-471-6076
Fax: 269-471-2867
Gail Elliott, PT, DSc

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

NEVADA

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

NEW YORK

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

TEXAS

Hardin-Simmons University
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

UTAH

Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
561 E. 1860 S.
Provo, UT 84606
801-734-6832
866-780-4107
Fax: 801-375-2125
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