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Once you have been notified that you are accepted into the post-professional D.P.T. program, you may register for courses at the start of the next registration period. Registration is completed and submitted online on Pulse. Early registration is encouraged because the class size may be limited.

You will receive email notification at your DMU email address regarding upcoming registration dates. These are sent 10-12 weeks in advance of the session, so check your email regularly.

PPDPT students have five years to complete the degree requirements. You do not have to take all of the courses in each session or term, and may skip sessions or terms. Due to the 8-week-session scheduling, course requirements must be met in half the time of a regular semester. For this reason, it is strongly recommended that students take only one course per session. Plans to register for more than one course in a single session should be discussed with your academic advisor.

Students who are waitlisted for their first choice course may register for a second course. If accepted into the first choice, the student may drop the second course (immediately) without financial penalty.

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Transfer credit application

All requests for transfer credit will be considered on an individual basis for program applicants or enrolled students. All requests must be submitted prior to or during the first academic term in which a student enrolls in coursework. All request must also be approved by the DMU Registrar’s office. No more than six (6) credits may be transferred toward a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. Grades assigned to transfer credits will not be included in the calculation of a student’s grade point average (GPA) in the PPDPT program. 

The following criteria must be submitted for prior earned course credit to be reviewed for transfer into the PPDPT program. Once courses are verified on your official transcripts, a decision will be made and the student/prospective student will be notified.

  1. Credit must have been earned through a regionally accredited institution.
  2. Only graduate-level courses taken within five (5) years of the date of the request for transfer credit will be considered. This requirement may be waived at the discretion of the  program director. DMU may require additional supporting materials at their discretion.
  3. A minimum grade of B (3.0) is required for all transfer courses. Official transcripts must be submitted to the PPDPT program.
  4. A completed application for transfer credit must accompany each request.
  5. A course description and syllabus for each course from the specific term of your enrollment in the course are required.
  6. Other documentation as requested by a course coordinator or program director.
  7. Students who have completed a physical therapy fellowship credentialed by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE) must submit official documentation of fellowship completion as well as any course materials to the PPDPT program for consideration of earned credit.

Questions may be directed to alexis.slade@dmu.edu.