PTA to DPT Bridge Program
Attention prospective PTA to DPT Bridge applicants
Any anomalies in your transcript because of the COVID-19 disruption will be reviewed by the admissions committee. You may contact Dr. Lynne Hughes, admissions chair, for advisement prior to application by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The PTA to DPT Bridge Program is designed for Physical Therapist Assistants who are able to work a maximum of 20 hours per week while enrolled in the program. Applicants must already have a Bachelor's degree and a current Physical Therapist Assistant license with two years of work experience and 44 semester hours of prerequisites required for admission before entering the program.
The PTA to DPT Bridge program is a full-time program that is in hybrid format requiring 2-3 onsite intensives each semester. The intensives are typically 3-8 days in length. Four clinical rotations are embedded in the curriculum. Each clinical is either 7 or 8 weeks in length and are in semesters 4-7. Most clinical sites are in Texas. Personal circumstances are not factors in clinical experience placement.
Students most likely will not be able to do all of their clinical experiences in one geographical area and must be prepared mentally, emotionally, physically, and financially to move for the duration of the clinical rotation. Relocation and travel are at the student's expense. Housing and stipends are offered by very few facilities. It is important to consider that facilities may cancel clinical slots due to staffing or administrative changes. Clinical placements and procedures are subject to change. No clinical placements are offered in California or Colorado.
Application Deadline: October 1
To be considered for admission to the PTA to DPT Bridge program, applicants must present official documentation of the following student competencies: