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Utica College

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Utica College is a private college located in Utica, New York, which was founded in 1946. Utica College is one of the leading colleges in the fields of Physical and Occupational Therapy. The advantage of Utica College is that it offers all of the benefits of a large university, but with the personal attention and intimacy of a smaller college. The college offers many degrees, including two doctoral degrees. Students can choose from the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree program as well as the online Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

The Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy program is intended for individuals who are interested in earning a post-professional degree in Physical Therapy in order to expand their existing skills. The program is designed to accommodate working students, so the schedule is extremely flexible. The program provides individualized programs for students according to their previous education and experience. It is possible to complete the Transitional Doctorate in Physical Therapy program in as little as 12 months. The curriculum includes the following topics of study: foundations of autonomous practice, prevention and wellness, diagnostic imaging, Pharmacology and Pathophysiology, and global health care issues. The objective of the program is to nurture the students’ Physical Therapy skills, which have been acquired prior to their doctoral studies, in order to enhance their abilities and advance their careers.