Thank you for your interest in our transitional DPT (t-DPT) program at Hardin-Simmons University. We have recently discontinued our partnership with Rocky Mountain University, but will be offering a revised t-DPT curriculum beginning in the summer of 2015. We are now accepting applications for this program through March 16, 2015. Any physical therapist who is licensed in a U.S. jurisdiction is eligible to apply. The new curriculum sequence and course descriptions may be accessed at:
The format of this program will differ somewhat from others you may be investigating. Basically, this degree is offered as a hybrid program which means that some coursework is presented on-line and some is presented during a live, on-campus class session. On-campus class sessions generally take place over an extended weekend (3 or 4 days). Past graduates have considered the live class sessions to be the most beneficial part of the program. The t-DPT program at HSU consists of 23 credit hours that are spread over 5 continuous semesters. On-campus class sessions only occur during the first 4 semesters. Each on-campus class session is preceded and followed by some assignments and/or exams that students complete on their own and submit electronically. Thus, students should have basic computer skills. The final semester consists of a professional development elective and a directed independent study course; thus, no on-campus class time is required.
The tuition rate for this program is $650/credit hour. The tuition is the same for Texas residents and non-residents. A 10 % tuition discount is offered to all active APTA members and individuals who have served as clinical instructors for Hardin-Simmons University within the past 3 years. If multiple PTs with the same employer choose to enroll in the same cohort, they will also be eligible for a tuition discount. A small technology fee is charged each semester for access to online academic software and library resources. The only other costs are those associated with books, travel to the on-campus class sessions, and graduation regalia (for those who choose to participate in the commencement ceremony). Program application and instructions can be accessed at:
Unique features of HSU’s t-DPT program include:
Answers to additional questions may be found on our FAQ page at: FAQ
For addition information, please contact Dr. Martha (Marty) Hinman, Director of t-DPT Program, at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 325.670.5828.
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