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Transitional DPT Program

Basic Requirements

Basic requirements for admissions for all applicants are:

  • Proof of license in the United States
  • Proof of at least three months clinical experience post graduation
  • A transcript of the physical therapist educational program providing proof of graduation from an education program accredited by an agency approved by the US Department of Education (currently the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education)
  • Resume
  • Two references from clinical colleagues (one of whom is a supervisor)
  • Statement of personal goals
  • Portfolio (if credit is being requested by portfolio review)


Pamela D. Ritzline, Ed.D., P.T.
Director of Graduate Program
Department of Physical Therapy

The University of Tennessee
Health Science Center
930 Madison – Suite 640
Memphis, TN 38163