Online Doctorates in Physical Therapy

Online Doctorate Programs Found:

ARWU Rank:
 33
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Established: 1789
Country: United States
Part-time
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Transitional Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy
Category:
Healthcare - Physical Therapy
Residency Requirements: Part-time attendance for some courses.
The Transitional DPT or t-DPT program is designed for licensed physical therapists who are seeking additional knowledge and skills and the doctoral degree. The program combines distance learning and web-based instruction with ongoing clinical application. The web-based instruction allows therapists to continue in practice while pursuing this advanced degree. The program allows for enrollment of experienced physical therapy clinicians seeking advanced clinical knowledge and skills. Therapists with an interest in clinical or academic teaching are encouraged to apply.
Length: 2 years
Required GPA: 3.0+
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: $801.42 per credit
Out-of-State: $1654.42 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 201-300
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Northeastern University (Boston)
Established: 1898
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy
Category:
Healthcare - Physical Therapy
Residency Requirements: Minor residency requirements.
This unique online program was created specifically for practicing physical therapists who want to advance their careers by acquiring the latest knowledge, skills, and best practices. Core courses address essential topics in physical therapy such as differential diagnosis and medical screening, diagnostic imaging, pharmacology, nutrition, and motor control, as well as techniques for case analysis and statistical research. In the capstone course, Comprehensive Case Analysis, each student researches and prepares a comprehensive and publishable case report or other scholarly work on a specific patient’s course of treatment. The program also lets students focus their studies through specializations in orthopedics, pediatrics, geriatrics, advanced nutrition, women's health, education, and business management. Students with more specific interests may also consult with faculty to develop their own specialized programs for study. This personalization is further enhanced by the online format, which enables new forms of interaction and collaboration.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $646.00 per credit
Out-of-State: $646.00 per credit
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Temple University
Established: 1884
Country: United States
100% Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctorate of Athletic Training (DAT)
Category:
Healthcare - Physical Therapy
Residency Requirements: No residency requirements.
The Doctor of Athletic Training (DAT) is a 36-credit hour program designed to enhance your clinical decision-making. In the program you will gain expertise in evidence-based techniques and improve patient outcomes. Throughout the program, you will network with athletic trainers and health care clinicians from all over the world. The DAT courses will be delivered exclusively online, utilizing both synchronous and asynchronous delivery methods.
Length: 2 years
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: Yes
In-State: N/A
Out-of-State: N/A
ARWU Rank:
 301-400
University offering the Online Doctorate Program:
Wayne State University
Established: 1868
Country: United States
Online
Online Doctorate Program Name:
Doctorate in Transitional DPT
Category:
Healthcare - Physical Therapy
Residency Requirements: Two-day laboratory experience on campus.
The transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy program is designed for physical therapists who are graduates of an accredited physical therapy program and have a current US or Canadian physical therapy license. The curriculum is intended to build on the skills, knowledge and experience of practicing clinicians. It prepares therapists for autonomous, evidence-based practice by augmenting their knowledge in the areas of differential diagnosis, physical assessment, diagnostic imaging, and scientific inquiry.
Length: Variable
Required GPA: N/A
Required Master's Degree: No
In-State: $795.97 per credit
Out-of-State: $1,502.66 per credit