NeuroRTI’s Postprofessional DPT in Neurologic Physical Therapy is a 13-month program of post-professional clinical and didactic education for physical therapists designed to advance their preparation as a provider of patient care services in neurologic physical therapy.

The Experience

An intensive combination of didactic, collaborative and clinical education experiences using a combination of distance learning, online courses, virtual rounds, and weekend intensive hands-on courses.

The Outcome

The NeuroRecovery Training Institute’s neurologic Postprofessional DPT program is designed so that graduates will:
  • Grow as practitioners skilled in neurologic physical therapy.
  • Become highly-skilled, autonomous practitioners who have substantially increased their ability to provide care to a full spectrum of patients with neurologic injuries or conditions.
  • Gain a strong base of knowledge of evidence-based practice and preventative and rehabilitative neurologic therapy techniques.


Download Postprofessional DPT Curricula

Fall 2018 Cohort Calendar

Foundations of Neurologic Clinical Practice

  • EBP 6100 Evidence-based Practice
  • NRTI 6310 Applied Neuro Anatomy
  • NRTI 6230 Neurological Imaging
  • NRTI 6240 Pharmacology for the Neurologic Patient
  • NRTI 6220 Medical Screening for the Neurologic Patient

Neurologic Rehab Interventions

*Includes a 2-day onsite lab intensive. Note: NRTI 6119WI and 6129WI taken concurrently.

Diagnosis Specific Curriculum

  • NRTI 6210 Spinal Cord Dysfunction
  • NRTI 6110 Acquired Brain Injury
  • NRTI 6120 Other Neurologic Disorders
  • NRTI 7170 Neurologic Virtual Rounds


Please note  that the postprofessional DPT degree is not intended as an advanced academic degree in preparation for teaching as ranked faculty in a physical therapy educational program. The NeuroRTI Postprofessional DPT is designed to be a clinically oriented degree. Typically, academic institutions seek ranked faculty members who have “terminal doctoral degrees”, such as a PhD, DSc, etc. Individuals desiring an advanced academic degree that prepares them for teaching should pursue the appropriate degree (ie, PhD, DSc, etc.) based on feedback from their target institution. While some institutions with a clinical faculty appointment track recognize the postprofessional DPT for academic purposes, most require that it come from a regionally accredited institution.