Post-professional DPT in Musculoskeletal Management • Programs by EIM | Evidence In Motion Skip To Content

Post-professional DPT in Musculoskeletal Management


Length: 12 - 18 months

Winter 2022 Deadline:

More Info


For: PT

The EIM Post-professional DPT Program is committed to developing evidence-based physical therapists who are prepared to function as independent practitioners of choice for patients with musculoskeletal conditions. This 12-18-month program of post-professional clinical and didactic education is designed to bridge a bachelor’s or master’s degree to the doctorate level. Each student improves their clinical knowledge and practice while completing coursework built upon the current best-evidence for the management of musculoskeletal disorders. Students foster relationships with physical therapy leaders within EIM, opening doors for high-yielding, lifelong professional growth and development.

This program includes courses that will be offered as a Virtual Lab ExperienceLearn more about what you can expect from this change.


  • Grow as practitioners grounded in the principles of evidence-based medicine and become experts at integrating that knowledge into clinical practice.
  • Develop evidence-based practice principles and behave accordingly in daily practice.
  • Flourish in a cutting-edge educational environment that integrates state of the art learning tools with advanced professional clinical practice.
  • Gain skills to confidently and professionally interact with other members of the health care team and provide leadership in the care for musculoskeletal conditions.
  • Promote lifelong learning for physical therapists.

    Michelle Ang



    Brett Neilson, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, TPS

    Program Director


    • APPT 6110 – Essentials of Pharmacology & Clinical Lab Tests
    • APPT 6210 – Essentials of Musculoskeletal Imaging
    • APPT 6220 – Essentials of Medical Screening
    • BUSI 6200 – Business Management Principles for the Rehab Therapist
    • PROF 6100 – Professionalism: Roles & Responsibilities
    • TPS 6410 – Therapeutic Neuroscience Education

    Please note that the post-professional DPT degree is not intended as an advanced academic degree in preparation for teaching as ranked faculty in a physical therapy educational program. The EIM Post-professional DPT is designed to be a clinically oriented degree. Typically, academic institutions seek ranked faculty members who have “terminal doctoral degrees”, such as a PhD, DSc, etc. Individuals desiring an advanced academic degree that prepares them for teaching should pursue the appropriate degree (ie, PhD, DSc, etc.) based on feedback from their target institution. While some institutions with a clinical faculty appointment track recognize the post-professional DPT for academic purposes, most require that it come from a regionally accredited institution.

––– Related Items