Transitional DPT

The transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (t-DPT) at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) is designed for professionals who have graduated with a Bachelor’s or a Master’s degree in physical therapy and practicing in the field. We are committed to prepare and graduate professionals to succeed as an autonomous practitioner in an evolving global health care environment. Earning the t-DPT degree will allow professionals to remain in-step with advances in clinical care and evidence based-practice.


Graduates will demonstrate the ability to do the following:

  • Understand, explain and manage clinical problems based on evidence.
  • Identify, read and critically evaluate current literature.
  • Function as an effective educator at various levels—with patients, students, peers, and
    the community and other health care professionals.
  • Advocate effectively for the profession, for the patients and for general health issues.
  • Develop skills required to be a lifelong independent learner.
  • Practice with evidence. Implement and integrate research in their clinical applications and management.
  • Develop and participate in community-based health and wellness activities.

Admissions Criteria

How to Apply

  • For the transitional DPT please apply online - WSSU Graduate Application
  • After creating your account, select tDPT application.
  • Please follow the application and the admission instructions and complete your paperwork as
    soon as you can.
  • There is no deadline for application, once your application is complete and reviewed you will be
    notified with the status of your application.
  • Entry level DPT should apply at the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service

For assistance at any point in the process, please contact WSSU Admissions: 
336-750-2074 (p)
800-257-4052 (p)
336-750-2079 (f)