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The American Physical Therapy Association has encouraged development of a mechanism for qualified physical therapists licensed by one or more of the 50 United States, to earn a clinical doctorate by demonstrating knowledge commensurate with that of current professional (entry-level) DPT program outcomes. Such programs are referred to as the Transition Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT). Emphasizing clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice, our transition program reflects an augmentation of the physical therapist's professional body of knowledge and practice changes over the recent years. The degree earned in this program is also designated as the DPT.
The Transition DPT program provides an opportunity for physical therapists holding a license from one or more of the 50 United States to earn the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. This program is designed to augment the physical therapist's current knowledge and skills and to enhance their ability to care for patients and clients across a range of practice settings. The program focuses on enhancing clinical reasoning and promoting evidence-based practice. Central to this mission is the provision of high quality health care and an improved quality of life for patients and their families.
Graduates of the Transition DPT program will be: