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We are no longer accepting applications for the Transitional DPT since we are phasing out the program. You would be unable to complete the degree.

 T r a n s i t i o n a l   D P T 

PHASING OUT tDPT PROGRAM

Please use the TWU Academic Calendar  as your guide for pre-registering in a timely manner.  Summer and Fall enrollment begins April 1st. Spring registration begins November 1st.

TWU’s School of Physical Therapy will offer its last core course for the transitional DPT (tDPT) program in the fall semester of 2016. What does this mean for current students and potential applicants?

Current tDPT students will need to complete the five core (required) courses by the end of the fall semester in 2016 (see the list of core courses below). Potential applicants need to be aware that in order to enroll in one course per semester, and complete the core courses in fall of 2016, the final semester for admission to the tDPT program will be summer semester of 2014. The admission deadline will particularly impact applicants whose entry-level degree was a bachelor’s degree. The phasing out affects the 5 core courses of the tDPT curriculum only. All doctoral students (both tDPT and PhD) have 10 years to complete their degrees, including elective courses, from the date the first doctoral credit is earned (per Graduate School and School of Physical Therapy guidelines).

The five core courses for the tDPT include the following:

                           PT 6513:  Topics in Evidence-based Practice in Physical Therapy (on-line)*

                           PT 6123:  Patient/Client Management

                           PT 6143:  Professional Management and Leadership in Physical Therapy

                           PT 6153:  Diagnostic Imaging for Physical Therapists

                           PT 6263:  Illness Prevention and Health Promotion in Physical Therapy

                        * This course must be taken prior to or concurrent with PT6123: Patient/Client Management.

 

Summer and Fall 2014 COURSE OFFERINGS: 

The attached schedule of classes identifies the courses being offered in Summer and Fall 2014 on both the Houston and Dallas campuses.  Please use the TWU Academic Calendar for Summer and Fall 2014 as your guide for pre-registering in a timely manner.  Summer and Fall enrollment begins April 1st.

Schedule of course offerings 2012-2016

H = offered at Houston; D offered at Dallas; 0 offered at Houston & Dallas simultaneously 

 

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The tDPT is a hybrid program, combining on-site and on-line content at both the Houston and Dallas campuses. The on-site component of a class typically consists of 2 - 3 weekends (Fri and/or Sat.) per semester, with the remainder online. This program is available to PTs with a Bachelor’s Degree or a Master’s degree and a physical therapy license.

 

The requirements of the tDPT for a licensed (or license-eligible) physical therapist with a Master’s degree and one-year experience is 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. 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 Upper Extremity Rehabilitation, Women’s Health, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Orthopedics and Physical Therapy Academic Administration in various formats (on-line, on-site or a combination format).

The core course requirements for the tDPT:

                           PT 6513:  Topics in Evidence-based Practice in Physical Therapy (on-line)*

                           PT 6123:  Patient/Client Management

                           PT 6143:  Professional Management and Leadership in Physical Therapy

                           PT 6153:  Diagnostic Imaging for Physical Therapists

                           PT 6263:  Illness Prevention and Health Promotion in Physical Therapy

                        * This course must be taken prior to or concurrent with PT 6123: Patient/Client Management.

 

The requirements of the tDPT for a licensed physical therapist with a Bachelor’s degree is 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.  Research in Physical Therapy is a highly recommended elective for students with minimal research education, but degree plans will be developed based on individual student needs. Other recommended electives include courses in Upper Extremity Rehabilitation, Women’s Health, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Orthopedics and Physical Therapy Academic Administration in various formats.

The core courses (15 credit hours)

                        PT 6513:  Topics in Evidence-based Practice in Physical Therapy*
                        PT 6123:  Patient/Client Management
                        PT 6143:  Professional Management and Leadership in Physical Therapy
                        PT 6153:  Diagnostic Imaging for Physical Therapists
                        PT 6263:  Illness Prevention and Health Promotion in Physical Therapy

 

The typical tDPT program consists of 8 - 10 courses (3 credits each). For example, three courses could be taken completely on-line; the other five could be taken in a combination (on-line and on-site) format.

Costs for TWU’s tDPT Program:

As of Spring 2014, the approximate estimate for tuition and fees is $1,100/3 credit course, for Texas Residents.

            24 hours (Master’s degree to tDPT) = 8 courses = ~ $8,800
            30 hours (Bachelor’s degree to tDPT) = 10 courses = ~ $11,000

TWU Tuition fees can be found on http://www.twu.edu/bursar/ ; be sure to look at the graduate tuition.

To calculate approximate tuition and fees, use the Tuition Calculator on the Bursar’s website:

http://www.twu.edu/tuition-fees-estimator.asp

You can use the Tuition Calculator to estimate the tuition and fees for non-Texas resident and international students as well.

 

To receive additional information about the program, please contact: 

For additional information regarding course rotations and applications, please contact one of the following:

Mary Beth Daugherty (Denton campus) at MDaugherty@twu.edu

Kathleen Luedtke-Hoffmann (Dallas campus - coordinator) at KLuedtke@twu.edu

Bill Bartlett (Houston campus - coordinator) at WBartlett@twu.edu

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