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The physical therapy program has a formal agreement with the masters degree program in physiotherapy at Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen, Scotland.  This agreement allows graduates of that program to transfer to NAU and complete an additional 30 semester credits and be awarded the doctor of physical therapy (DPT) degree.  The program is designed to be completed in approximately 8 months, but may take longer depending on the student’s situation.  This arrangement is only available to physiotherapy graduates from Robert Gordon University.

Program of Study:

Students must complete at least 30 semester hours of credit from the following list of courses:

  • 10 semester hours of PT689-Capstone Project
  • 6 semester hours of PT608-Clinical Internship
  • 3 semester hours of PT680-Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy
  • 3 semester hours of PT687-Professional Development Seminar
  • 2 semester hours of PT668-Health Care Systems II
  • 2 semester hours of PT757-Integumentary Therapeutics
  • 2 semester hours of PT670-Health Care Systems
  • 4 semester hours of Electives

In order to complete the program within 12 months, approximately 30 credits would be taken across the spring, summer, and fall semesters. 

Application Procedures:

  • Student applies to the NAU PT program by March 1st of the year BEFORE he or she wishes to begin the program.  This application should include official transcripts (undergraduate and RGU), a statement of purpose, and 3 letters of recommendation.
  • RGU student applies to the NAU Graduate College each Fall by September 15 (This deadline is important in order to allow sufficient time to process all necessary forms and requirements)
  • Pays applicable fee
  • Graduate College notifies student of the admissions decision.
  • For non-US citizens, the following need to be completed:
  • Secure a passport and/or visa.
  • Submit both a financial guarantee and current bank statement showing available funds to cover the total cost.
  • Once all documents are received by the Graduate College, an I-20 packet will be processed by the Center for International Education and mailed directly to the student along with the admission letter.
  • Student registers for the spring semester coursework.
  • Pays all fees and tuition by the deadline for payment (generally early January)
  • Classes start in mid-January of each year.

Estimated Program Costs:

TuitionSpring/Fall Tuition:     $20,958
 Summer Tuition:         $2,207 - $5,243*
*pending number of credits taken

Total:                           $23,165 - $26,201
Program Fees**
(**pending campus assignment)
                                    $7000 - $10,000**
University Fees                                    $842
Health Insurance                                    $2,377
Total Costs                                   $33,384 - $39,420

(*Health insurance premium paid in January extends through August)