The Transitional DPT allows physical therapists to fast forward their clinical expertise in musculoskeletal physical therapy practice and stay competitive in today's rapidly changing healthcare environment.
Louisville, KY (Vocus/PRWEB) December 02, 2010
The Evidence In Motion (EIM) Institute of Health Professions is excited to announce the launch of a new Transition DPT in Musculoskeletal Management. This program is designed to bridge the gap between a Bachelors or Masters degree to the Doctoral level, allowing physical therapists to take a step in fulfilling the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) Vision 2020. Vision 2020 includes the goal that all physical therapy will be provided by physical therapists with doctorates by the year 2020. EIM’s Transition DPT in Musculoskeletal Management will be clinically oriented in its curricula and led by EIM’s distinguished faculty, which is comprised of some of the foremost leaders in physical therapy education, research, and practice. This new Transition DPT in Musculoskeletal Management is an additional offering to EIM’s existing Executive Program in Private Practice Management with optional Transition DPT.
“Vision 2020 declares that physical therapy will be provided by physical therapists with clinical doctorates. In order to make that vision a reality, Transition DPT programs have been created utilizing APTA's preferred curriculum model,” explains Timothy Flynn, PT, PhD, and EIM owner. “Our EIM Transition DPT Program in Musculoskeletal Management is the bridge between a Bachelors or a Masters and a Doctorate. The Transition DPT allows physical therapists to fast forward their clinical expertise in musculoskeletal physical therapy practice and stay competitive in today's rapidly changing healthcare environment.”
While there are many physical therapists who have completed transitional programs, statistics indicate that there are not enough graduates to supply the necessary critical mass of physical therapists with doctorates. Based on educational research, the hybrid model of online education and on-site intensives demonstrates a best-in-education approach. This is the exact approach that EIM was founded in and has successfully used to graduated over 55 physical therapists in its APTA credentialed Residency and Fellowship Programs. In addition, as of December 6, 2010, The EIM Institute of Health Professions has conferred 55 DPT's though its Transition DPT option as part of its Executive Program in Private Practice Management, which is going on its fourth cohort and is a part of a strategic partnership with the Private Practice Section of the APTA.
The Transition DPT Program in Musculoskeletal Management has a curriculum focused on content needed for orthopaedic physical therapists and is supported by the current best evidence. The program also includes a course on business management principles to sharpen competitive advantages in the marketplace. It also allows some students to waive courses based on prior professional experience and coursework.
Dr. Julie Whitman, PT, DSc serves as the Program Director for the Transition DPT in Musculoskeletal Management as well as Director of EIM’s Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship. Dr. Whitman is the recipient of numerous professional awards including the Rose Excellence in Research Award, APTA’s Section on Geriatrics Excellence in Research Award, APTA’s Jack Walker Award, JOSPT George J. Davies-James A. Gould Excellence in Clinical Inquiry Award, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) Excellence in Research Award. Her specific teaching awards include the AAOMPT’s Kaltenborn “Teach I Must” Award, Regis University’s School of Physical Therapy’s Excellence in Teaching Award, and Outstanding Clinical Educator of the Year for the State of Texas. Students will learn from leaders in the physical therapy profession, as EIM’s faculty are key contributors to the profession in academics, research and private practice.
The Transition DPT in Musculoskeletal Management is a twelve to eighteen month intensive combination of didactic, collaborative and clinical education experiences. One of the key advantages of the program is that EIM utilizes the best in distance-based learning technologies to deliver its robust curricula, so that participants can complete the majority of the requirements in their local geography. Approximately eighty percent of the program is completed online with the balance consisting of clinical lab courses in musculoskeletal management.
For more information on EIM’s Transition DPT Program in Musculoskeletal Management call 1-888-709-7096 or email info(at)eimpt(dot)com.
About Evidence In Motion:
Evidence in Motion (EIM) is an education and consultation company whose sole reason of existence is to elevate the physical therapy profession and the role of physical therapists in healthcare delivery. A strong dedication to fostering the creation and assimilation of an evidence-based practice culture within the physical therapy profession is a cornerstone of EIM’s mission. They have put in place evidence-based practice treatment pathways in many facilities and aims to promote the global sharing of information and ideas, thus advancing evidence-based physical therapy practice, research and education around the world. EIM offers Continuing Education, Residencies, a Fellowship Program, a Transition DPT in Musuculoskeletal Management, and an Executive Program in Private Practice Management with optional Transition DPT. For more information, please visit http://www.EvidenceInMotion.com. You can also find EIM on Facebook and Twitter.
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