Summer and Fall 2013 COURSE OFFERINGS:
The attached schedule of classes identifies the courses being offered in Summer and Fall 2013 on both the Houston and Dallas campuses. Please use the TWU Academic Calendar for Summer and Fall 2013 as your guide for pre-registering in a timely manner. Summer and Fall enrollemnt begins April 1st.
The Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy is for licensed physical therapists with a master’s degree or with a baccalaureate degree in physical therapy who are interested in a doctorate-level degree in physical therapy. This program will be available through 2016.
The tDPT is a hybrid program, combining on-site and online content at both the Houston and Dallas campuses. The onsite component of a class typically consists of 2-3 weekends (Fri, Sat and/or Sun.) per semester, with the remainder online.
The requirements of the tDPT for a licensed physical therapist with a Master’s degree will be comprised of a minimum of 24 semester credit hours of courses, which are divided into 15 hours of “core” courses and 9 hours of electives. The requirements of the tDPT for a licensed physical therapist with a Bachelor's degree will be comprised of a minimum of 30 semester credit hours of courses, which are divided into 15 hours of "core" courses and 15 hours of electives. Four of the required five “core” courses have an onsite component. Each course is 3 credit hours. A series of electives are offered throughout the year in areas of specialization, most of which are online.
The core course requirements for the tDPT are:
PT 6513: Topics in Evidence-based Practice in Physical Therapy (online)*
PT 6123: Patient/Client Management I
PT 6143: Professional Management and Leadership in Physical Therapy
PT 6153: Diagnostic Imaging for Physical Therapists
PT 6163: Illness Prevention and Health Promotion in Physical Therapy
* This course must be taken prior to or concurrent with enrollment in either PT 6123 or PT 6133.
To receive additional information about the program, please contact:
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