CMU—Physical Therapy (DPT)

Michigan Tech's Partnership with Central Michigan University Offers Doctorate in Physical Therapy

Michigan Tech and Central Michigan University's (CMU) partnership was established in 2014 to offer CMU’s doctorate of physical therapy program at Michigan Tech. The program is helping to meet a critical need for additional physical therapists in the Upper Peninsula.

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

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Why physical therapy at CMU?

The program received approval from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) in 2014. This doctoral program offers students an innovative distance-learning format. The lectures and laboratory experiences are presented on CMU’s campus by CMU faculty, who utilize two-way live distance technology to deliver content in both directions. Faculty are onsite at Michigan Tech to coordinate clinical programs and supervise physical therapy labs. Clinical education experiences are available in the Upper Peninsula, but can take place anywhere in the CMU network of clinical education sites throughout Michigan and adjoining states.

"The Roy and Ruth Jurva Student Lounge provides physical therapy students a place to study, hold meetings, relax between classes, and socialize on our lunch breaks."Brett Gervais '16
Students sitting inside the Jurva Student Lounge