What Sets UM-Flint’s Ph.D. in Physical Therapy Apart?
BECOME A MENTOR
Graduates of the PhD in Physical Therapy are well prepared to assume leadership roles in academia as faculty members and mentors teaching and inspiring the next generation of physical therapists. This program will prepare graduates to take and pass the ABPTS Specialist Certification examination in their chosen area of Specialization/Advanced Practice in Orthopedics, Neurology, Pediatrics, or Geriatrics. Details of Ph.D. program are available on Physical Therapy's webpage.
The program’s faculty bring excellent records in teaching, scholarship, service, and advanced practice to their instruction. Throughout the program, faculty remain available to mentor you in teaching, research, community engagement, and clinical practice.
BUILD YOUR RESEARCH
As a student of the program, you’ll work alongside faculty members on research projects that align with faculty specialties while reflecting your personal scholarly and professional interests. These research opportunities allow you to build your record of publications and presentations valued in academia.
YOUR SUPPORT SYSTEM
Along with the guidance of faculty, you’ll also have the support of a small group of fellow students who enter and complete the program alongside you. You’ll develop close connections with your classmates who share your journey as well as your passion for excellence in patient care.
As part of the world-renowned University of Michigan community, you’ll also have access to the academic and research resources at the Flint, Dearborn, and Ann Arbor campuses.