Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy Pathway
TTUHSC Transitional DPT is now accepting physical therapists with Bachelor’s Degrees.
The Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy is a clinical doctoral degree designed
for licensed Physical Therapists seeking to advance their knowledge, skills, and behaviors
to a level consistent with the current professional Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
standards in order to position themselves more strongly in the current health care
environment. The mission of the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at Texas
Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) is to educate students to be autonomous,
evidence-based practitioners who improve the health of people through the application
of their clinical skills, collaboration with other health care professionals, and
commitment to life-long learning and community service.
The Transitional DPT differs from an advanced post-professional degree (such as the
ScD) in that it does not reflect the acquisition of advanced or specialized clinical
skills, but rather it reflects the augmentation in the physical therapy profession’s
body of knowledge and state of practice over the last five or more years. The Transitional-DPT
allows practicing physical therapists to continue their full-time employment while
enrolled in the program as the clinical setting provides the ideal environment to
apply newly-learned information.
The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) does not offer
accreditation for post-professional programs in physical therapy, such as the transitional-DPT.
Should you have any questions about the program, please e-mail the program director
at Lois.Stickley@ttuhsc.edu or telephone 806-354-5595. For any questions related to prerequisites, enrollment
deadlines, etc., contact the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs at email@example.com or by calling 806-743-3220.
For TTUHSC School of Allied Health to offer online courses in a state other than Texas,
TTUHSC must first comply with that state's requirements. These requirements differ
from state to state, with requirements being more rigorous and expensive in some states
than others. TTUHSC is working to gain authorization to offer online courses in the
Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York,
North Carolina, North Dakota, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia
If your state is listed above, please contact the Office of Admissions and Student
Affairs (firstname.lastname@example.org or 806-743-3220) to inquire about the current status
of your state.