Physical therapists fill a critical role in preventative care, rehabilitation and treatment for patients who have injuries, illnesses or chronic conditions. As a physical therapist, you will examine, evaluate, diagnose, plan and provide treatment for persons of all ages and abilities who have disabilities or changes in physical function resulting from injury, disease or other causes. We offer physical therapy programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels in the Department of Human Movement Science.
Oakland University’s outstanding Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program prepares you for licensure and entry into the physical therapy profession. We offer practicum, research and hands-on clinical experiences in our program to help you develop the skills necessary to work with all abilities and ages to improve their quality of life. Visit the DPT page to learn more.
If you are interested in applying to a graduate program in physical therapy, the pre-physical therapy concentration within the Bachelor of Science in exercise science is a great choice for you. You will take introductory courses related to pre-physical therapy as well as a broad range of classes to provide you with a generalized health science education. Learn more at the pre-physical therapy page.
Become a leader in your field with a Ph.D. in Human Movement Science (HMS). Designed for physical therapists, exercise scientists and movement science professionals, you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to produce relevant human movement science research. Visit the Ph.D. in HMS page to learn more.
Improve people’s lives after cancer treatment with the graduate certificate in oncology rehabilitation. Offered internationally and fully online, this one-of-a-kind certificate provides advanced theoretical and psychomotor training for rehabilitation clinicians interested in specializing in the rapidly-growing field of oncology rehabilitation. Visit the oncology rehabilitation page to learn more.
If you are a physical therapist, elevate your clinical practice skills with the orthopedic manual physical therapy (OMPT) graduate certificate. You will gain advanced theoretical and clinical training with an emphasis on differential diagnosis and manual therapy procedures. Visit the OMPT page to learn more.
Gain an in-depth understanding of the theoretical background of the principles of teaching and learning used in all aspects of rehabilitation with the graduate certificate in teaching and learning for health sciences. You will develop advanced skills in teaching methodology and educational material development, and complete a teaching practicum. Visit the teaching and learning for health sciences page for more information.
Become a better physical therapist, physical therapist assistant, occupational therapists or other health care professional with the Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy continuing education program at Oakland University. You will gain training in examining and intervening in a variety of musculoskeletal systems. Learn more at the Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy page.