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Doctor of Physical Therapy

A.T. Still University of Health Sciences
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A.T. Still University of Health Sciences

The Physical Therapy online degree program at the A.T. Still Univeristy of Health Sciences provides the students with the most current knowlegre in the field of physical therapy.

Doctor of Physical Therapy is one of the online degree programs at the A.T. Still University of Health Sciences, designed for practicing physical therapists already holding a bachelor’s or master’s degree who wish to enhance their skills and professional status. Graduates of the ATSU physical therapy program possess the most current knowledge in the field. The program uses the web-based tools to provide frequent, high-quality peer/faculty interaction.

The length of each student’s plan of study depends upon a prior learning assessment (PLA) of current knowledge and skills as defined by the American Physical Therapy Association’s “Normative Model of Physical Therapist Professional Education, Version 2000”. The Physical Therapist Evaluation Tool (PTET) is used to organize information and to facilitate tle PLA in a cost-effective manner. Exceptional physical therapists may complete the program in as little as one year. The average time will be 12 to 18 months. Each student should expect to spend eight to 10 hours of study per week for each course to successfully complete this physical therapy online degree program. Students take one to two module every six weeks. Programs are available for non-USA educated, non-degree seeking and non-USA trained physical therapists.

This Physical Therapy online degree program uses the Internet to provide frequent, high-quality peer/faculty interaction. All course information is posted on the Internet web site, a centralized interaction portal for students, instructors, facilitators, and program administrators. This includes all assignments and quizzes. It also contains bulletin boards (forums), live online discussion sessions (chats), and direct e-mail to the faculty and staff. The curriculum includes integrated clinical practice experiences to supplement and enhance online instructions.

Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

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Doctorate degrees


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university. Non-US educated physical therapists must submit baccalaureate equivalency from an approved educational credentialing agency.
  • Licensure as a physical therapist in one of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico.
  • Minimum physical therapy professional program grade point average of 2.70 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Official sealed transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended.


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