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.
- All applicants must have successfully completed an entry-level BS or MS from an accredited physical therapy program
- Applicants should request an official transcript to be sent directly to WSSU from the institution where they completed their entry-level physical therapy degree.
- All applicants must provide a copy of a current and valid physical therapy state license.
- All applicants must have successfully completed an entry-level Bachelor or Master Degree
program in physical therapy from an accredited university.
- Applicants should request an official transcript to be sent directly to WSSU from the institution
where they completed their entry-level physical therapy degree. Certified non-English
transcripts or grade reports should be accompanied by official (literal, not interpretive)
- Students who have attended post-secondary educational institutions, colleges, or universities
outside the United States are required to submit a professional credential evaluation of all
completed coursework. This is typically referred to as a course-by-course report. A course-by-course report should be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions from the credential
Winston-Salem State University
Anderson Center Suite 137
601 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27110
Evaluation Companies for Foreign Transcripts
- Language proficiency requirements may apply if English was not the official language of their
country. If English is not your native language, even if English is the medium of instruction in
your home country, you are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL),
or International English Language Testing System (ILETS) which are administered at many sites
worldwide. Your score on this test must be forwarded to Admissions by the testing service. A
minimum TOEFL score of 550 (written) / 213 (computer based) is required. If ILETS, a minimum
score of 6.5 is required.
If registration forms for the TOEFL examination are not available at your present school, please contact:
ETS/TOEFL Program Office
Princeton, New Jersey 08541-6155, USA
You may also request practice tests from the Educational Testing Service.
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: