Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy

The Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree program is designed to bring the practicing professional up to the doctorate level. It is open to any currently licensed Physical Therapist. Foreign trained therapists licensed in the U.S. that have documented work experience of at least 6 months are also eligible to apply. Scholarships are available for SUPT alumni, SUPT clinical instructors, employees of Valley Health Systems, Inova Health Systems, and West Virginia University Hospital- East. Contact Lisa Kilmer for details.

The program is designed to meet the busy lifestyle of a practicing clinician by offering the majority of courses in a distance format. For those students who have earned a Master’s level degree in physical therapy or other health related graduate program, a total of 16 credits must be earned from Shenandoah University. These credit hours may be completed over one year (Track I) or over two years (Track II). For those students who have earned a Bachelor’s degree in physical therapy, the program (Track III) requires a total of 20 credit hours earned at Shenandoah University. Track III courses are offered over a 2 year period.

A minimum grade of “B” must be earned in all courses to successfully complete the program.

Need more information? Email Lisa Kilmer, tDPT Administrative Assistant :

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Janine Hatch, PT, DPT, MS, GCS
T-DPT Associate Director

Lisa Kilmer  Administrative Assistant
Phone: (540)665-5523

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