CMU partners with Michigan Tech. for new doctoral program



Central Michigan University has partnered with Michigan Technological University to launch a collaborative Physical Therapy Doctoral Program this fall.

The program will offer a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from CMU to students at both campuses. Michigan Tech's Advanced Technology Development Complex dedicated space that houses a cutting-edge remote classroom that will be shared remotely in real-time by students at both universities.

Michigan Tech began exploring interest for a physical therapy graduate program around eight years ago and contracted CMU in hopes of utilizing the university's expanding clinical programs. Coupled with Michigan Tech's strength in research and technology, the collaboration looks to benefit both sides of the equation.

The inaugural cohort consists of 48 students from CMU's College of Health Professions and 12 starting the program at Michigan Tech. 

Funding was provided by the UP Healthcare Network, a cooperative of many hospitals in the upper peninsula. The network matched $125,000 in donations toward facilities renovation.


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