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.
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.