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Faqs

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Is class participation required?

Every course has a discussion forum associated with it.  Some courses have grading requirements associated with the discussion forum participation, which must be completed.  However, we encourage every student to utilize the discussion as much as possible.  Networking and sharing ideas is the way an individual grows and enhances their profession.  The discussion forum can be linked to your email, making it easier to keep up to date.

Do I need to be on the computer at a certain time?

All courses are self-paced within the semester, and in accordance to the grading requirement deadlines. As an example: if a course has an assignment due the 7th week of the semester and an exam due the last week of the semester, students can listen to the lectures on their own time. However, the assignment and exam must be submitted prior to their respective deadlines.

Do courses run on Mac and PC?

Yes, courses will run on most interfaces including Mac, PC, and mobile devices

Are the programs accredited?

Transitional DPT programs are post-professional programs and as a result are not CAPTE accredited since CAPTE only accredits entry-level PT education programs.  The degree is issued from Marymount University, an institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC).

Is financial aid available?

We keep costs low by three avenues: 1) lowered post-graduate credit rate, 2) no accessory fees, and 3) low credits per semester. This third avenue of keeping credits low per semester while achieving an effective and efficient curriculum completion places students below the threshold of a part-time student status. Federal financial aid is only available to students that are considered part-time or higher. Personal, regional, or other financial aid may be available, but not through the Marymount University.  We would encourage you to check with your current employer for potential tuition match opportunities or to look for private scholarships. 

How do students get transcripts?

The most convenient way to receive a transcript is through the National Student Clearing House: www.studentclearinghouse.org. The NSC transcripts are official and come signed by the Registrar of the requested university.  On the National Student Clearing House homepage, enter the school name and follow the steps from there. Provide your Student ID OR SSN in the required sections. (Should you get an error message that says there was a problem finding your transcripts, simply click on “NEXT” to continue with the order.  The university will be able to look up your records using the information you provide and mail out your transcripts.

How long will it take to learn if I have been admitted?

Usually within 1-3 weeks from when you submitted your application.

How long do the transitional doctorate programs take?

Most students earn their doctorate in one to three years.

Are all tDPT courses online?

All courses are online in the tDPT program.  The Professionalism course, however, includes a weekend seminar in the fall which can be taken virtually or on campus.

Can courses be taken out of sequence?

All courses are taken within your cohort according to the schedule presented in the course sequence.

How do I register for a class?

Visit the How to Register from the Marymount University Office of the Registrar page for detailed instructions.

Are exams taken online?

Yes.  Our exams are proctored online.

Do the tDPT courses count toward CEU?

Generally, yes. The courses completed in the tOTD program will count towards CEU credit. However, CEU's are state-by-state regulated. Thus, different states count post-professional, graduate courses differently. You will have to contact your state board to determine how they account for these courses.

How was the tDPT curriculum established?

The tDPT curriculum was established based upon the guidelines developed by the APTA Education Division’s “The Preferred Curricular Model for the Transitional Clinical Doctoral Program and Learner.”

Is there a graduation?

Yes, Marymount University holds one graduation per year, which is held in May (typically the second weekend).  If a student completes their curriculum in the Fall of the previous year, or the Spring or Summer of the current year, they may attend the current May’s graduation.

Is attending graduation required to receive my degree?

While we thoroughly enjoy seeing everyone at graduation, attendance is not required to receive your degree.

I have completed my degree, when should I expect to receive my diploma?

Fall and Summer graduates will have their diplomas mailed to their address on file. Spring graduates who are attending Commencement will receive their diplomas at that time.  Diplomas are mailed to the address stated on your completion application approximately 12 weeks after the final semester has ended.

How long will it take to learn if I have been admitted?

Usually within 1-3 weeks from when you submitted your application.

How long do the transitional doctorate programs take?

Most students earn their doctorate in one to three years.

Are all tOTD courses online?

All courses are online in the tOTD program with the exception of the Professionalism Seminar.  The Professionalism Seminar is a one weekend course that is typically held in late October/early November.  This is the only course that can be taken out of order, should attendance not be feasible in the year stated within cohort’s curriculum.

Can courses be taken out of sequence?

All courses are taken within your cohort according to the schedule presented in the course sequence.

How do I register for a class?

Visit the How to Register from the Marymount University Office of the Registrar page for detailed instructions.

Are exams taken online?

Yes.  Our exams are proctored online.

Do the tOTD courses count toward CEU?

Generally, yes. The courses completed in the tDPT program will count towards CEU credit. However, CEU's are state-by-state regulated. Thus, different states count post-professional, graduate courses differently. You will have to contact your state board to determine how they account for these courses.

How was the tOTD curriculum established?

The tOTD curriculum was established based upon AOTA’s Vision 2025 and ACOTE’s initial draft of post-professional clinical doctorate standards.

Is there a graduation?

Yes, Marymount University holds one graduation per year, which is held in May (typically the second weekend).  If a student completes their curriculum in the Fall of the previous year, or the Spring or Summer of the current year, they may attend the current May’s graduation.

Is attending graduation required to receive my degree?

While we thoroughly enjoy seeing everyone at graduation, attendance is not required to receive your degree.

I have completed my degree, when should I expect to receive my diploma?

Fall and Summer graduates will have their diplomas mailed to their address on file. Spring graduates who are attending Commencement will receive their diplomas at that time.  Diplomas are mailed to the address stated on your completion application approximately 12 weeks after the final semester has ended.

Do courses run on Mac and PC?

Yes, courses will run on most interfaces including Mac, PC, and mobile devices

Are exams taken online?

Yes.  Our exams are proctored online.

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