- About the program
- Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program
- Note from the Director
- Information for international students
- Contact the program director
About the program
The following definition is provided by the American Physical Therapy Association. (APTA web site, 2000):
Post-professional educational programs: The "Post-professional" DPT is the degree conferred upon successful completion of a post-professional physical therapist education program. The "Post-professional" DPT is intended for practicing clinicians and typically offers a didactic and, in some cases, a clinical augmentation that is deemed necessary to meet current and future expectations for physical therapy practice.
Program format: The program is offered in a Tuesday and Thursday evening format from 5:00 to 10:20 p.m. This evening format enables practicing clinicians to continue employment while pursuing their advanced degree.
All candidates trained in the United States must have graduated from a CAPTE-accredited physical therapy program and have earned a master's degree to begin the program. There is no GRE requirement for acceptance into this program.
The post-professional graduate committee will assess statistics, research, and computer competencies. If additional work is needed in one or more of the three areas, additional coursework at Loma Linda University may be required.
Candidates from international programs must have their coursework evaluated by an international evaluation service. The Post Professional Physical Therapy program does not accept IELTS. Candidates must have equivalent level of physical therapy education to US programs with final determination of equivalency and admission made by the post-professional graduate committee. A TOEFL score of 80 internet based (230 computer generated) is required for applicants whose first language is not English.
As of May 1, 2018, the Post Professional Physical Therapy Department will only accept International Evaluations prepared by Word Education Services. A “course-by-course” report will be required for this program. Please note that with World Educations Services, you will not be required to submit a set of transcripts directly from your university.