The Canadian FAQ’s

What is a transitional DPT?

The DPT is a post-professional advanced practice preparatory not an entry-to practice DPT Physiotherapy degree. Consider it a degree completion program that builds on your BSc(PT), MSc(PT) or MPT degree. A DPT does not change your practice status as a Registered Physiotherapist, it helps to prepare you for new, rapidly emerging roles for Physiotherapists in the Canadian health care market with training in areas not covered by your entry level program. The EIM is accredited as a Tertiary Educational provider in the State of Kentucky. However, each Province has rules and regulations regarding use of credentials and you will have to confirm your ability to use “DPT” in your jurisdiction.

Is the DPT accredited?

The EIM DPT is a post-professional degree. All post-professional graduate designations (i.e. Dip Manip, Dip.MDT, FCAMPT) are vetted by the degree granting academic institutions delivering them not an external accreditation body.  Evidence in Motion is an educational body fully licensed in the USA to deliver the post-professional DPT and has successfully done so for over 15 years.

What is new about this DPT?

Evidence in Motion has been delivering the DPT to Canadian Physiotherapists for 10 years with over 30 Canadian successful graduates to date. In the past Canadian Physiotherapists had to travel to the USA to take the on-site skills components of the program. This resulted in increased costs for travel, accommodation and exchange on the Canadian dollar. Evidence in Motion Canada has tailored the DPT to the specific needs of Canadian Physiotherapists. The on-site skills components of the program are delivered at fully equipped Physiotherapy clinics in all major urban centres in Canada. All fees are fixed in Canadian dollars with no risk of increasing cost with changing exchange rates.

Will the DPT be accepted in Canada?

The DPT is not an entry-to-practice degree. It is a post-professional program for Physiotherapists with a current valid license to practice in Canada. Current transitional DPT programs including the EIM tDPT, are listed by the American Physical Therapy Association on its web site: http://www.apta.org/PostprofessionalDegree/TransitionDPTPrograms/ .

How is the program structured?

The EIM DPT works on the “flipped classroom” concept. Instead of having to travel to a distant location at a specified date and time and be lectured to, our didactic components are delivered by distance learning. You participate in the distance-learning modules when and when you want to not at a specified lecture venue or time. Distance learning is supported by EIM’s Moodle system that provides a virtual seminar with your peers and a course facilitator. You will interact with fellow Canadian Physios progressing through the DPT program with opportunities to collaborate on assignments and discuss readings.

What happens in the distance learning programs?

The flipped classroom allows you to gain advanced skills in; diagnostic imaging, medical screening, pharmacology, medical laboratory analysis, and evidence-based practice. The focus is on appreciating the wider aspects of health care from a medical perspective. Appreciation of the impact of co-morbidities and medication as well as the appropriate use of medical imaging prepare you to practice at the advanced practice Doctoral level. 

What happens at the on-site weekend intensives (WI)?

Each WI is supported by an 8 week on-line preparatory program during which we will be doing an in depth analysis of the clinical research of manual and manipulative therapy. The EIM DPT teaches a wide skill set inclusive clinical reasoning and the safe, effective, and evidence-based use of spinal and peripheral joint mobilization and high velocity thrust manipulation. The WI’s will be focusing on the development and refinement of motor skills to use these techniques effectively. The on-line preparatory modules help you understand the “when and why to”. The on-site WI’s help you gain the “how to”.

Will I be able to order diagnostic imaging and use the Doctor title?

Both of these issues are currently under consideration by Canada’s Provincial Physiotherapy Regulatory Colleges in several provinces and the ability to order diagnostic imaging is evolving. As each Province’s regulations are different and the status is evolving, we strongly recommend that you to check with your Provincial College for the current status in your region.

The title “Doctor” is protected legislatively in most provinces in Canada. At this point in time, Physiotherapists are unable to use this title in clinical practice in most jurisdictions.

Does the DPT make me eligible for CAMPT Fellowship?

The Co-Directors of EIM Canada are both on Faculty at the three Canadian IFOMPT accredited Manipulative Therapy programs and highly value the skills acquired in such programs. EIM does offer an IFOMPT accredited Fellowship however the EIM Canada DPT is designed to offer a wider perspective of MSK Physiotherapy care. It builds on the skills gained in these programs but is not designed to qualify you for FCAMPT status.

Does the DPT make me eligible for rostering for spinal manipulation with my College?

Spinal manipulation is a controlled act in several Canadian Provinces. The ability for Registered Physiotherapists to perform manipulation varies from Province to Province. A training program such as the EIM Canada’s DPT is designed to meet the criteria for competency for performing manipulation in many Provinces. We recommend you check with your College for the specific requirements for the practice of the controlled act of spinal manipulation.

What if I have been dong the CPA Ortho Division (OD) “Level system” programs?

The Co-Directors of EIM Canada have served are previous Chair of and members of the Executive Committee of OD. We believe strongly in the value that the OD Diploma program brings to Canadian Physiotherapists. Having OD Level courses is an asset, but there are no pre-requisite manual courses that you have to take to be eligible. Advanced standing is given to full (as demonstrated by FCAMPT registration) but not partial completion of the OD Level system.

What if I have my FCAMPT and/or MClSc?

The Co-Directors of EIM Canada have previously served as CAMPT President, are both Fellows of CAMPT and teach in Canada’s three IFOMPT accredited programs. They hold a research MSC and MClSc degrees. The value of FCAMPT and Masters level education is clearly appreciated. We provide advanced standing with both academic and financial credit to all DPT participants with; FCAMPT, MClSc, and a research MSc (not entry to practice) degree. Unlike other programs, you don’t pay twice for a skill you already have. We also provide credit to the University of Alberta Diagnostic Imaging course.

TDPT Payment Options (In Canadian Dollars)

Payment Date Option #1 Option #2
Deposit $3000.00 $3000.00
Month 1      678.58
Month 2      678.58
Month 3      678.57 $2375.00
Month 4      678.57
Month 5      678.57
Month 6      678.57 $2375.00
Month 7      678.57
Month 8      678.57
Month 9      678.57 $2375.00
Month 10      678.57
Month 11      678.57
Month 12      678.57 $2375.00
Month 13      678.57
Month 14      678.57
Total Paid $12 500.00 $12 500.00

Discounts (below) can be applied for up to an $1800 maximum discount off the total tuition

FCAMPT $1400

Diagnostic Imaging (Alberta)- $400

Research (Masters or Clinical Masters – not MPT)- $200