Physical therapy is a growing health care profession that provides opportunity for autonomy in your patients care, flexibility in choosing a practice setting or specialty (e.g. acute care, outpatient care, home health, private practice), and the environment to interact with people where you can improve their physical performance and ability to function independently.



The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree is a professional degree for entry in the physical therapy profession.


The transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (t-DPT) program is a fully online post-professional part-time or full-time program that allows the licensed or registered physical therapist to obtain the clinical doctorate (DPT).

Ph.D. in PT

The Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Therapy (Ph.D. in PT) is program is designed to address the demand for qualified faculty in physical therapy programs across the USA and create academic and research leaders in PT Education. This program enhances knowledge in important areas such as evidence-based practice in an area of advanced practice and clinical specialization, research and academic leadership.  To find out if you are eligible, click here.

Dual Degree

The DPT/MBA is for UM-Flint Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students and graduates with an interest in Business/Healthcare Administration and/or Private Practice. For admission process and requirements please click below.