What Sets UM-Flint's Clinical Physical Therapy Residency Programs Apart?
The Clinical Physical Therapy Residency program at UM-Flint prepares you to become a more effective advanced clinician in orthopedics, neurology, or pediatrics. The program assists practicing physical therapists with their DPT to prepare for ABPTS Specialist Certification in Orthopedics (OCS), Neurology (NCS), and Pediatrics (PCS).
Advanced clinical practice hours and mentoring can happen wherever you are working as a Physical Therapist, so you can advance your practice without disrupting your life. You’ll have the flexibility to complete courses when it’s convenient for you, through our online learning format.
With three available concentrations, we offer career advancement that builds on your education, experience, and goals. Full- or part-time options for coursework and clinical mentoring are available. Fitting in a clinical residency to advance your practice can be challenging. For this reason, all courses of the program are fully online, and most are offered in a semester (14-week) or accelerated (10-week) format. Content is presented online from an evidence-based practice perspective using the APTA's Description of Specialty Practice (DSP) in each specialty area.
You’ll complete your Physical Therapy Residency with a small, diverse cohort of fellow students who share your passion for excellence in clinical care. The cohort structure encourages strong support networks for both personal and professional development.
Courses are taught by expert faculty who bring real-world knowledge and experiences to their instruction. Physical Therapy faculty remain available and accessible to mentor and support you throughout your educational journey.
The program’s in-depth curriculum is evidence based and provides a multitude of experiential learning activities. Courses build on your broad base of clinical experience, focusing on giving you specialized knowledge and skills that prepare you to excel as a leader in your field.
As part of the world-renowned University of Michigan community, you’ll also have access to the full academic and research resources at the Flint, Dearborn, and Ann Arbor campuses.