Below you'll find a list of the frequently asked questions about the t-DPT program and our answers. Choose from among the following topics:
The t-DPT degree and associated information
Eligibility and cohort information
Registration costs, other expenses, loan and scholarship information
Course-related issues and the online experience
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What does the American Physical Therapy Association say about the t-DPT degree?
Please refer to the APTA website APTA.org, Transition DPT Frequently Asked Questions.
Your diploma will say the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT). The terminology t-DPT is a method for the University to differentiate students in the on-campus DPT program and those students who have already obtained the MPT degree and are returning to earn the DPT degree.
Can non-Elon Physical Therapy alumni attend this program?
No. This program’s curriculum was specifically designed for Elon University MPT graduates. The APTA web site has a list of t-DPT programs, some of which are open to all licensed physical therapists.
Immediately after the deadline for receipt of the $500 non-refundable deposit, there will be a lottery to determine who will be in the Cohort. You will be contacted by mail or e-mail so you can know how to plan your life.
In fairness to all who apply, there will be a lottery system to determine who enrolls in each Cohort.
Cohort I must pay the balance of $4,750 on or before December 15, 2003. The Bursar’s Office will send a statement indicating the date the balance due and include the date.
You must make a decision before the December 15, 2003, deadline if you are a part of Cohort I.
Yes, you do not have to borrow the full amount of $5,250.
Yes, the $500 will be refunded as soon as it is determined the Cohort will not have enough students enrolled.
During Module I, the Bursar’s Office and Financial Aid Office will meet with students. The plan is that a refund check will be given to you before Module I is completed.
Repayment will begin upon completion of the program or withdrawal from the program.
Elon University does not have any scholarships available. However, many places of employment have scholarships available for their employees to have tuition assistance. Check with the Human Resources office at your place of employment.
Most of the t-DPT courses will have a required textbook. The specific texts and the total cost have yet to be determined.
In addition, the Directed Research course spans all seven modules in the program. Dr. Bailey will define ‘checkpoints’ for you so you will satisfactorily complete t-DPT 809 Directed Research in a timely manner. Dr. Bailey will meet with the Cohort during the time the students are on campus during Module I and VII.
How long will I be in classes or laboratories during Modules I and VII?
The daily schedule will include 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon and 1:00-5:00 p.m. for all four days and one evening session during Module I. It is anticipated that the student will have reading assignments to complete before coming to campus for Modules I and VII.
A variety of evaluation methods will be used, including: writing assignments, contribution to the Blackboard discussion board, and tests which will be “open-book” due to the nature of online education. The grading scale used will be the same as the on-campus DPT program.
The web-based courses are designed so that you will be ‘on your honor’ or these activities will be ‘open book.’
To be successful in this program, basic computer skills are required. You should be able to:
During the on-campus Program Orientation, hands-on instruction will be provided for Blackboard, the Web-based course management software used to deliver the t-DPT courses.
Check the following list to ensure that you have the necessary computer equipment and resources to participate in the t-dpt program.
*This software will provided to students at no charge during
the on-campus program orientation, if needed.
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