The online curriculum for the post-professional D.P.T. program is distinguished by its immediate application to clinical dilemmas you face every day. Students choose many of the cases they study as part of their coursework.
Students must successfully complete all 11 courses (24 credit hours) in the program to receive the D.P.T. degree (DMU alumni take 10 courses for 22 credit hours). See course descriptions for a complete list of required courses. All courses are online.
Students who are new to online learning quickly discover they’re not alone. The post-professional D.P.T. program fosters a supportive atmosphere where students who have already taken several courses watch out for the newcomers.
The format of each course will depend on the instructor, but each course will require that the student take the primary responsibility for learning. For example:
Rules adopted by the Iowa Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy Examiners indicate that one academic credit hour equals 15 continuing education credit hours. The licensee may obtain continuing education hours of credit by providing official transcripts to the board indicating successful completion of academic courses that apply to physical therapy. Physical therapists licensed in a state other than Iowa who are required to complete continuing education for licensure will need to check their state’s physical therapy licensure law and rules concerning continuing education credit for academic courses.