Michigan Tech, Central Michigan U Partner to Offer Doctorate in Physical Therapy

Michigan Tech, Central Michigan U Partner to Offer Doctorate in Physical Therapy
July 12, 2012/MTU News

Michigan Technological University 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.


Twelve students at Michigan Tech will be able to earn their doctorate through CMU’s doctor of physical therapy program. Central Michigan’s program is one of the top in the nation, with a 100 percent first-try passing rate on the mandatory national exam and 100 percent job placement of graduates.


Students will take classes at both campuses, taught in an innovative distance-learning format. Clinical education experiences will take place primarily at medical facilities in the Upper Peninsula. Enrollment for the inaugural class will begin in the summer of 2013, with classes starting in June 2014, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.


Support from community partners includes a matching gift of $125,000 from the Upper Peninsula Health Care Network and $25,000 from four UP hospitals – War Memorial, Portage Health, Aspirus-Keweenaw and Dickinson County Healthcare System.


For the full story, see:  http://www.mtu.edu/news/stories/2012/july/story72611.html.


For more information, contact Jason Carter at Michigan Tech, jcarter@mtu.edu, 906-487-2994.
or Kathy Backus at CMU, backu1K@cmich.edu, 989-774-1702.




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