The post-professional curriculum reflect content that has been augmented or enhanced during the past 10 years such as described in the APTA Preferred Curricular Model for the Transition Clinical Doctoral Program Learner.

Schedule of Course Offerings

The post-professional DPT program will include 26 credit hours total – 6 core courses and 2-4 additional courses depending on your chosen track. The course content will be delivered online with threaded asynchronous discussions in which the instructor of record will be actively involved.

Upon enrollment into the program, students will take the Professional Assessment course and will be recommended to take the Evidence-based Practice course early in their course of study. They will then be allowed to take the other courses following their own preference. Students will receive credit for the CAPSTONE course once they contribute to the physical therapy body of knowledge through dissemination (presentation or publication) locally, regionally, or nationally of one paper written during the course of the post professional DPT program. Each post-professional student will be assigned a Faculty Advisor, a core faculty member in the School of Physical Therapy. Expectation for graduation is successful completion of all coursework as well as dissemination of one scholarly piece in the form of a peer reviewed presentation or publication.

  • Program of Study

    Core Courses



    Professional Self-Assessment (2 cr.)


    Examination and Triage – Primary Care in Rehabilitation (3 cr.)


    Evidence-based Practice (3 cr.)


    Pharmacology for Rehabilitation Professionals (3 cr.)


    Radiology and Imaging (3 cr.)


    Business Management Principles for the Physical Therapist (2 cr.)

    Track 1- UIW Online



    Directed Practice (3 cr.)


    Ethics and Law (3 cr.)


    Health Education and Wellness (3 cr.)


    Capstone (1 cr.)

    Track 2- Certification through Evidence-in-Motion (EIM)

    Students take course work through EIM and register for the following two courses after certification.



    Directed Practice (3 cr.)


    Capstone (1 cr.)