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Transitional Doctorate in Physical Therapy

The transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree (t-DPT) at the University of South Dakota is the first online doctoral program in the South Dakota Regental System.  This program is remarkably affordable when compared to other t-DPT programs.  The Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree is conferred upon completion of a structured 5 semester, 25 credit hour, online post-professional knowledge, skills and behaviors. 

The program was designed to parallel the American Physical Therapy Association's Preferred Curricular Model for the Transitional Clinical Doctoral Program and Learner, as well as their Transitional Clinical Doctorate Competencies Document. 

Please note: The next cohort is scheduled to begin Fall 2016.  All application materials must be received by April 1, 2016, for Fall 2016 admission consideration. Complete applications will be reviewed for acceptance as they are received.

Program at a Glance 


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