Oakland University

School of Health Sciences

Graduate Certificate in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy


520 O'Dowd Hall

520 O'Dowd Hall

Rochester, MI 48309

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Graduate Certificate in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Graduate Certificate in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy is designed to offer advanced, graduate-level courses in orthopedics to physical therapists interested in developing clinical specialty skills. This educational program provides advanced theoretical and clinical training, emphasizing differential diagnosis and manual therapy procedures. Students enrolled in the program will participate in 18 credits of coursework including orthopedic theory, techniques and clinical internship training. All of the required courses that comprise this graduate certificate can be applied to the Master of Science or Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy or transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.


Oakland University is accredited as a doctoral degree-granting institution by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

International Student Requirements:

International applicants requiring an I-20 for a visa must also submit additional documents, including an International Student Supplemental Application, financial documents, transcript evaluations, and proof of English language proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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