The mission of the transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is to provide practicing physical therapists whose entry level degree is not the doctor of physical therapy, with a quality education in contemporary practice, strengthened by ongoing scholarly endeavors, and to promote the spirit of community and professional involvement. The St. Scholastica t-DPT program is committed to accomplishing the goals set for by the APTA to prepare doctoral level therapists for efficient and effective patient centered care. It is a distance learning education program designed for the working clinician. It advances knowledge in content areas that have been added to current entry-level DPT programs intending to advance the physical therapy profession. All courses are designed for and delivered online.