Physical Therapy

Michigan Tech to Offer Doctorate in Physical Therapy, in Partnership with CMU

Michigan Tech and Central Michigan University (CMU) are partnering to offer CMU’s doctorate of physical therapy program at Michigan Tech, to help meet a critical need for additional physical therapists in the Upper Peninsula.

The physical therapy program offered through The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions at CMU is a professional graduate curriculum three years in length. Graduates of the program are awarded a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (DPT).

The program has received approval by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) and the inaugural class arrived on Michigan Tech’s campus in August 2014.

This doctoral program will offer students an innovative distance-learning format. The lectures and laboratory experiences will be presented on CMU’s campus by CMU faculty utilizing twoway live distance technology to deliver in content in both directions. Faculty will be onsite at Michigan Tech to coordinate clinical programs and supervise physical therapy labs. Clinical education experiences will take place primarily at medical facilities in the Upper Peninsula.