The Post-professional DPT in Neurologic Physical Therapy is a 13-15 month program of post-professional clinical and didactic education for physical therapists, designed to bridge a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree to the Doctorate level. Students will advance their clinical knowledge and practice while completing coursework built upon the current best-evidence for the management of neurological conditions.
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 Post-professional DPT in Neurologic Physical Therapy 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 (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.