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.

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS IN PHYSICAL THERAPY:

DPT

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

t-DPT

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 Degrees

The Physical Therapy Department is proud to offer dual degrees in the following areas:
 

UM-Flint’s Physical Therapy program named top in Michigan

UM-Flint’s Physical Therapy program named top in Michigan

The University of Michigan-Flint’s Physical Therapy (PT) program has been named the top program in the state of Michigan and one of the top programs in the country according to U.S. News & World Report.

New faces in great places: UM-Flint welcomes incoming faculty

New faces in great places: UM-Flint welcomes incoming faculty

The thirteen newcomers represent a diverse range of expertise and backgrounds.

Better breathing for people with MS thanks to UM-Flint research

Better breathing for people with MS thanks to UM-Flint research

UM-Flint led research discovered that respiratory exercises help improve breathing for people with even severe MS.

University collaborates with Flint community center

University collaborates with Flint community center

UM-Flint continues to expand its collaborations with the Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village in Flint.