New Accelerated Pathway Programs at UM-Flint
Take a fast track to a high-paying and rewarding career and save significant time and money with two new Accelerated Pathway programs at UM-Flint.
The traditional path to a doctorate in occupational therapy or physical therapy is seven years.
With the Occupational Therapy Accelerated Pathway or Physical Therapy Accelerated Pathway you can complete both a bachelor’s and doctorate in six years, saving one year of time and tuition.
How both programs work:
- Three years completing Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences program requirements
- Three years in either UM-Flint’s Occupational Therapy Doctorate or Doctorate of Physical Therapy
- Complete the bachelor’s degree requirements and program prerequisites with 31 to 33 fewer credits than the traditional path.
- If you are accepted to a graduate program in your fourth year, the first two semesters will also work as the final semesters of the bachelor’s degree.
- The Accelerated Pathway programs don’t guarantee acceptance to the doctorate program.
UM-Flint offers the only Doctor of Physical Therapy and Doctor of Occupational Therapy programs in the University of Michigan system. Earn a degree that’s recognized around the world on a small, supportive campus.