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Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy in Pediatric Science

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Important Program Dates

Early application deadline: February 9, 2018
Final application deadline extended: July 27, 2018
Semester begins: September 3, 2018

Blended (Online and on-site) see curriculum for on-site dates

RMUoHP tDPT: Peds

Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (RMUoHP) is pleased to offer a transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program with a specialization in pediatrics. The transitional DPT program is designed to provide meaningful and obtainable, post-professional education while meeting APTA competencies that facilitate the development of the 21st century physical therapist practitioner. The post-professional transitional clinical doctorate program in physical therapy, as defined by the APTA, should provide post-baccalaureate physical therapists with opportunities to augment knowledge, skills and behaviors attained in initial professional education. The goal of RMUoHP is to address the public’s need for high quality physical therapy service by providing practicing clinicians with opportunities to develop knowledge, skills and behaviors commensurate with evidence-based practice. This program will highlight aspects of pediatric science such as management of movement disorders, measurement in pediatric therapy, pediatric pharmacology and imaging, pediatric gait, embryology and fetal development related to neonatal care, and issues in early intervention and school-based practice. An individually designed pediatric science capstone project allows students to develop a teaching, clinical, or administrative project related to pediatrics. The transitional DPT program is designed for physical therapist practitioners with a bachelor’s or master’s degrees to pursue a post-professional clinical doctorate without having to relocate Students will complete three semesters (with an optional fourth semester to complete the capstone project) in a blended learning model of onsite face-to-face seminars and online learning activities.

In the transitional DPT program, physical therapist professionals will:

  • Develop knowledge, skills and behaviors commensurate with evidence-based practice
  • Demonstrate evidence-based, reflective analyses of pediatric patient care.
  • Identify and analyze advanced level pediatric management including screening, examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, care plans , intervention and outcomes assessment.
  • Apply ethical theories and legal standards to decision-making regarding healthcare issues.
  • Expand technical writing, teaching and professional presentation competencies.
Admission Requirements
Tuition Information
Transitional DPT in Peds Curriculum
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Transistional Doctor of Physical Therapy in Pediatrics Faculty

Jane K. Sweeney, PT, PhD, PCS, FAPTA
Graduate Program Director,
Transitional DPT in Pediatric Science