Online Post-Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy (ppDPT) Frequently Asked Questions
For general questions regarding Utica College, please go to General Frequently Asked Questions.
- Do I have to have a Master's degree to be admitted to the program?
- How do I prepare my professional portfolio?
- How long will it take me to complete the program?
- Are there on-campus residencies?
Do I have to have a Master's degree to be admitted to the program?
No. The program is designed for all licensed physical therapists in the United States. You may enter the program with a certificate, bachelor's, or master's degree in physical therapy. Each application will be reviewed individually to determine the coursework that will be required to complete the degree.
How do I prepare my professional portfolio?
Once you request more information regarding the program, we will send you a portfolio checklist that will detail how to prepare your professional portfolio. Typically, the portfolio must include a curriculum vitae and proof of licensure.
How long will it take me to complete the program?
Completion of the program varies. Most students continue to work full time while pursuing their degree and are encouraged to take one course every eight (8) weeks. The time to complete the program will be determined by how many courses you need to take and how many you take per semester.
Are there on-campus residencies?
There is one on-site residency at the beginning of the program. The weekend residency is designed to meet a number of needs from getting the "business" end of things accomplished to course content delivery. A common focus of the residency will be professional networking so that you may interact with your professional peers.
** For more questions, please call (866) 295-3106 to speak with a Program Manager.