The Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy (DScPT) degree represents the highest clinical specialty doctorate in the world. It is an advanced degree for bachelors, masters, and doctoral trained physical therapists.
It is a unique degree designed to not only train the clinician to become a direct access provider and a competent researcher, but will also train the clinician to become a specialist in orthopedic manual therapy.
Andrews University partners with the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT), an APTA accredited fellowship program, to provide the clinician with the skills needed to become a certified manipulative therapist.
This degree will further enhance key areas such as medical screening, differential diagnosis, education, research, therapeutic exercise prescription, imaging and laboratory science, along with clinical leadership.
This degree truly allows the clinician to become a master clinician, a teacher and a researcher. Many of our graduates are faculty members at Universities within the United States and Canada attesting to the terminal nature of this degree.