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Oncology Rehabilitation

Improve people's quality of life following cancer treatment with the the Graduate Certificate in Oncology Rehabilitation (GCOR). This certificate, offered through the Department of Human Movement Science, is designed to provide advanced theoretical and psychomotor training for rehabilitation clinicians interested in specializing in oncology rehabilitation. The GCOR allows practicing physical therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapist assistants with a bachelor's degree, Certified Occupational Therapist Assistants with a bachelor's degree, Speech-Language Pathologists, and persons with a master's degree in exercise science to take graduate-level courses to develop the specialty skills of a master clinician in prevention and management of oncology related functional limitations of the musculoskeletal, fascial, neurological, endocrine, integumentary, metabolic, cardiovascular and pulmonary systems.


All courses are presented online. Rehabilitation clinicians may apply the 17 GCOR credits towards completion of the Oakland University Ph.D in Human Movement Science. Detailed information regarding GCOR course requirements may be found in the Graduate Catalog (see Curricular Requirements).

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission to this program, individuals must hold an entry-level physical therapy degree and be licensed, registered or certified (or the equivalent credentials) in their country of residence. All other admissions requirements for graduate applications as determined by Graduate Admissions must also be met.

Admission Terms and Application Deadlines

Applicants are admitted fall, winter and summer semesters. Before an applicant’s file can be reviewed for full program admission, all application documents must be received in Oakland University Graduate School by the semester deadlines listed below. Incomplete applications will not be sent to departments for admission review.

  • February 15 (early) April 15 (regular) and July 15 (late) for fall semester
  • October 1 (early) and November 15 (regular) for winter semester
  • March 1 (regular) for summer semester

Dr. Lori Boright
Assistant Professor
Coordinator, GCOR
[email protected]

Lori Boughner
Office Assistant
3077 Human Health Building
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(248) 370-4041

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