Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (t-DPT) Program - Online

The University of New England has decided to discontinue its online Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (t-DPT) program. Effective immediately, UNE will no longer be admitting students into the t-DPT program.  All currently enrolled t-DPT students will be able to complete the program at UNE. The final group to be admitted into the program are those students who enrolled for the Fall 2016 term. Thank you for your interest in UNE and this program. We are sorry for any inconvenience this decision may cause for you.

Our online Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (t-DPT) program enables licensed physical therapists to attain degree parity with therapists who hold the professional DPT. The program allows you to fill in the gaps between your bachelor’s or master's degree in physical therapy with the required elements of the DPT degree. It better positions you to serve as an autonomous health care provider.

The program augments your knowledge of the discipline, offering a focus on advances made in the past ten to fifteen years. It enhances your knowledge base in a variety of areas, including evidence-based practice, clinical decision-making, management sciences, prevention and wellness, and health care policy.

The DPT must be completed within three years of your beginning the coursework. It includes six courses, which may be completed in any sequence with the exception of the Capstone course, which must be taken after successful completion of all other courses. It is the ideal program for a busy clinician, looking to advance professionally while still working full-time.


The University of New England is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

To learn more about the program, see Curriculum or visit the Catalog.