t-DPT Degree Requirements
Students must complete a minimum of 24 credits. The Physical Therapist Evaluation Tool (PTET) review is used to establish the learning contract. Up to two courses may be substituted based on previous coursework; UM-Flint MPT graduates may possibly substitute up to three courses or 12 credit hours. Students will be able to substitute up to 12 credit hours of the new specialization courses being developed for the Transitional Clinical DPT with clinical concentrations in orthopedics, neurology, geriatrics, pediatrics and cardiopulmonary linked to APTA residencies (See the Clinical Certificates section.) These substitutions must be specified in the initial learning contract. The Service Learning Practicum and Case Study Capstone may not be waived by any student. Courses taken more than 5 years to the semester in which the students starts the program will not be considered for a course transfer. In extreme circumstances, students may petition for a leave of absence from the program and be allowed to continue later on a space available basis. (An example of extreme circumstances would be a serious medical problem.) Degree candidates must attain an overall grade point average of 5.0 or higher and receive no course grade below C.
t-DPT Course Requirements
A. Core courses. PTP 694 , PTP 761 , PTP 794 .
B. Individualized learning plan. Each student’s curriculum is based on individualized learning plans. Physical therapists with Bachelors or Masters entry-level PT degrees frequently have to take
a selection of the following courses: PTP 503 , PTP 512 , PTP 513 , PTP 546 , PTP 560 , PTP 581 , PTP 660 , PTP 661 , PTP 761 , PTP 770 , PTP 782 , PTP 783 , PTP 792 .
Courses in the post-professional program are intended to be taken in a prescribed sequence. The learning plan developed for each student based on their transcripts and PTET report is not just a series of courses but instead a professional program in which appropriate sequence is important to assure intended educational outcomes. Waiver of courses, or transfer of courses taken within five years prior to admission to the t-DPT program remains the prerogative of the Physical Therapy faculty for a total of up to 12 credit hours.