Physical Therapist Assistant
The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program at ASU is an associate-level program. The degree awarded is the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. The program is designed so that one year (25 hrs) of general education courses and prerequisites are completed prior to being accepted into the PTA program. Once accepted into the program, students complete one year of professional courses (38 hrs).
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program
The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at ASU is a doctoral program which is designed so that a bachelor's degree and prerequisites to the program are completed prior to the professional coursework. Once accepted into the DPT program, students attend full-time for 3 years to complete the degree.
Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT)
The Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT) program provides a method of study that bridges the educational gap between bachelor's and master's degree, entry-level practitioners in physical therapy and current doctorate entry-level graduates. The tDPT program is designed specifically for practicing physical therapy professionals who earned their entry level professional degree at the bachelor or master degree level. The ASU tDPT program's primary purpose will be to serve our PT alumni interested in attaining the tDPT. However, bachelors and masters level physical therapists from other programs may also apply for admission. The tDPT is planned to be offered as a short term opportunity aimed at serving physical therapists in the Delta Region. The tDPT degree is a three year program, including two summers. The program is completely online allowing practicing clinicians the flexibility to enroll.
IMPORTANT - tDPT Change: Spring 2014 will be the LAST application year that our tDPT program will be offered.