Online Post-Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy
The profession of Physical Therapy has evolved over many years. The most substantial changes for the Physical Therapist have to do with the extent to which they must prepare to function effectively in a vital healthcare role. To that end, today's practitioner must also be prepared to act as consultant, educator, administrator, and clinical scholar, which requires advanced skills in critical thinking in addition to the traditional entry-level preparation of the past.
Licensed Physical Therapists now have the opportunity to earn a post-professional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Utica College through this innovative online program. Courses are all taught by qualified and experienced clinicians and are taken online in addition to one campus residency.
About the ppDPT Program
Our online Post-Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy program is designed to accommodate your demanding work and home-life schedules by giving you the flexibility to access the finest curriculum available wherever you are in the world.
Designed specifically for licensed physical therapy professionals with BS/MS degree credentials, the online ppDPT curriculum covers a wide range of topics to include:
- :: Foundations of Autonomous Practice
- :: Prevention and Wellness
- :: Diagnostic Imaging
- :: Pharmacology and Pathophysiology
- :: Global Health Care Issues
The ppDPT reflects the culmination of a comprehensive program and the fulfillment of the highest standards of clinical performance in professional practice, and prepares you to thrive as an autonomous practitioner in an evolving society and direct-access healthcare environment. Our curriculum is designed to augment your current knowledge, gained through a traditional physical therapy education (prior to the advent of doctoral-level preparation), with content that is now included in entry-level preparation. It builds on the skills, knowledge, and experience of practicing clinicians and entitles graduates to the title of Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT).
If you would like more information about the online Post-Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy, Request More Information or call us toll-free at (866) 295-3106. An admissions representative will answer any questions you might have about why Utica College is the right choice for your ppDPT education.