Physical Therapy

Flexible Options for Future Physical Therapists

Physical therapy (PT) is a growing health care profession that provides opportunity for autonomy in patient 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 to help improve their physical performance and ability to function independently.

The University of Michigan PT program is located at the University of Michigan-Flint. This nationally recognized, rigorous academic program is offered in several tracks, including one of the few PT PhD programs in the country. Through hands-on learning experiences and opportunities to engage with the community through such programs as PT Heart, graduates are prepared for a wide range of careers and care for those seeking assistance from PT professionals.

Aubree Kraut is the Academic Advisor for Health Sciences. She works with students on an individual plan for completing their course of study. Send Aubree an email to schedule an advising appointment today.

Pre-Professional Programs


Dual Degrees

NCFD Credentialing Program


CAPATE Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

The Doctor of Physical Therapy degree program at the University of Michigan-Flint  is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website: If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 810.762.3373  or email CAPTE only accredits entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy Programs. The PhD in Physical Therapy and the transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy programs cannot be accredited by CAPTE.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Michigan-Flint satisfies educational prerequisites for professional licensure as a physical therapist in all 50 US states, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands.

PT Heart students working with community member

PT Heart

A community tradition started by students in 2012, PT Heart is the gift that keeps on giving. Learn more about the good work of providing accessible physical therapy to those in need.