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Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy

Program Details

Northeastern University's online Transitional Doctor in Physical Therapy provides opportunity for practicing physical therapists who want to grow in their profession. Studies range from diagnosis and screening methods to pharmacology and nutrition. Students can target specializations in orthopedics, pediatrics, geriatrics, advanced nutrition, women's health, education, and business management. Added benefits of this online learning program include flexibility as well as interaction and collaboration with peers.


  • For students entering with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy: 35-37 quarter credits required 
  • For students entering with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy: 26-28 quarter credits required

Application Materials:

  • Statement of purpose
  • Professional resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official undergraduate degree transcript in physical therapy OR Official graduate degree transcript in physical therapy AND official undergraduate degree transcript
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores (if applicable)

Accreditation & Licensing

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education