What is a Transition DPT?
"The DPT (transition) degree is conferred
upon completion of a structured post-professional educational experience
that results in the augmentation of knowledge, skills, and behaviors
to a level consistent with the current professional (entry-level) DPT
standards. The t-DPT degree enables the US-licensed physical therapist
to attain degree parity with therapists who hold the professional DPT
by ‘filling in’ any gaps between their professional baccalaureate
or master’s degree PT education and the current professional DPT
degree education." (APTA.org, Transition DPT Frequently Asked Questions)
Program dates for cohorts
Students will progress through the curriculum in a cohort. A new cohort
of students will begin the t-DPT program every six months.
- Cohort 1 - January 3, 2004 – June 20, 2004
- Cohort 2 - June 24, 2004 – December 12, 2004
- Cohort 3 - January 6, 2005 – June 19, 2005
- Cohort 4 - June 23, 2005 - December 10, 2005
- Cohort 5 - January 5, 2006 - June 18, 2006
Tuition and Associated Expenses
The total tuition cost is $5,250. Additional expenses
will be incurred for textbooks, travel and housing for Modules I and VII.
Low interest loans (5% fixed) are available through Elon University. (See
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- Successful completion of the eight t-DPT courses with an overall minimum
3.0 grade point average (GPA) and no course grades below "C."
months of full-time professional experience as a licensed physical therapist
by time of graduation from the t-DPT program.
- All coursework must be completed
within a single six-month curriculum sequence.
- Unsatisfactory performance
in the t-DPT program occurs when a student’s
GPA falls below the 3.0 minimum or student receives a course grade below
a "C." The student may re-take the course at a later time
on a "space available basis." A second module of unsatisfactory
performance may result in permanent dismissal from the t-DPT program.
- Leave of absence from the t-DPT program will only be granted in extreme
and dire circumstances such as: documented serious medical problems,
death of immediate family member or complicated and life-threatening
of the student. The student may re-enroll in the t-DPT program at a later
time on a "space available basis."
- Textbook Requirements
This information to be provided to the student in a timely manner before
the program start date.
- Travel and Housing
Students are responsible to make their own travel and housing arrangements
for Modules I and VII.
Elon University reserves the right to cancel the t-DPT
program offering if there is not a minimum of 14 students for each cohort.
Students who have paid
deposit of $500 will be notified immediately and the $500 deposit will be