SDN Members don't see this ad. About the ads. I've been reading/posting on this site for 2 years now....i think. And I always had the assumption that by 2020, APTA is going to require all practicing PT's to have a DPT to continue practicing by 2020. I just read the statement again and nothing on there says that. So, if I go the MPT route, which is limited to like 2 programs now, I wouldn't need a DPT to practice after graduation and past the year 2020 right?