The Departments of CHS

CHS comprises four distinct departments with one common mission: to provide the best educational experience possible for students pursuing careers in the healthcare fields. Start here to learn about all the options and opportunities that await CHS students.

Occupational Therapy

The University of Michigan-Flint has the first entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) in the state of Michigan. The OTD program is a professional (or clinical) doctorate, which is the highest level of academic preparation that an entry-level occupational therapist can obtain. Our program preparation for the entry-level OTD exceeds that of an entry-level master’s degree.

Physician Assistant

The Physician Assistant (PA) Program at UM-Flint is the University of Michigan’s only PA program. Students will receive exceptional classroom, laboratory, and clinical training so that graduates of the program will be highly prepared to pass the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) and apply for licensure in any of the 50 states, District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories. 

Physical Therapy

UM-Flint renown Physical Therapy (PT) program is the University of Michigan’s only PT program, and one of the few universities in the nation to offer a PhD in PT. Learn more about this growing healthcare profession that offers graduates a wide range of choices for careers, practices, and patient care.  

Public Health & Health Sciences

Students interested in pursuing the fields of healthcare administration, public health, health science or radiation therapy will find top notch academic programs at UM-Flint. Through local and global partnerships, students are immersed in cutting edge research and practical experience enabling them to become transformational leaders across all health sectors.