The EIM Post-Professional DPT program is a transitional DPT program committed to developing evidenced-informed physical therapists who are prepared to function as autonomous practitioners for patients with musculoskeletal conditions. This 18 month program of clinically oriented education is designed to bridge one’s foundational education to the DPT level. Each student is challenged to improve their clinical knowledge and enhance their personal practice with coursework that grounded in evidenced informed and patient centered clinical decision making and reasoning. Students develop a skill set that will foster life-long learning, profession growth and clinical development. They will be exposed to passionate faculty that embody clinical relevance, evidence informed practice, and patient centered decision making.
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.