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  Oct 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2019 Graduate Catalog

Graduate Certificate in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy


 

Department of Human Movement Science
3077 Human Health Building  (map)
(248) 370-4041 • Fax (248) 364-8660
www.oakland.edu/shs/pt

 

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Graduate Catalog Addendum  

Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure

 

Coordinator:
John R. Krauss
3077 Human Health Building
(248) 370-4041
krauss@oakland.edu

 

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.

Program delivery

The Graduate Certificate in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy program is offered as a part-time course of study accommodating the needs of working professionals. The length of study for this part-time program is two years, with courses being offered primarily on a weekend and evening basis. The clinical training entails clinical training at an approved clinical site.

Admission terms and application deadlines

Applicants are admitted Fall semester only. Before an applicant’s file can be reviewed for full program admission, all application documents must be received in Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning 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
  • International applicants  

Application requirements

To be considered for graduate admission, applicants must submit all Graduate Application Requirements and additional department requirements by the published application deadlines:

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  2. Additional department application requirements
      
  • Applicants should have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
  • Professional vitae or resume
  • One-page narrative goal statement outlining academic and professional goals
  • Applicants must be licensed or eligible for licensure in the U.S. or Canada. Applicants who do not have a license upon admission will be considered for admission with limited standing. Proof of licensure is required to register for courses with clinical hours.

Admission review and assessment

Admission to graduate study at Oakland University is selective. In making admission recommendations to Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning, each department assesses the potential of applicants for success in the program by examining their undergraduate records, goal statement, letters of recommendation, prerequisite courses and any other admission requirements established by the academic department.

Certificate requirements


The Graduate Certificate in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy is awarded upon satisfactory completion of 18 credits in an approved program of study.

Satisfactory academic progress


Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is the term used to denote a student’s successful completion of coursework toward a certificate or degree. Federal regulations require the Office of Financial Aid to monitor Satisfactory Academic Progress for all financial aid recipients each semester.

Students who fall behind in their coursework, or fail to achieve minimum standards for grade point average and completion of classes, may lose their eligibility for all types of federal, state and university aid. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for additional details.

Good academic standing


All graduate students are expected to remain in good academic standing throughout the entire course of their graduate program. To be in good academic standing, a graduate student must make satisfactory progress toward fulfilling degree requirements, including the completion of critical degree milestones as set forth by the academic program. The student must also maintain a minimum semester and overall GPA of 3.0.

Good academic standing is a requirement for:

  • Holding a Graduate Assistantship
  • Receiving a fellowship or scholarship
  • Advancing to candidacy for a graduate degree
  • Going on a leave of absence
  • Obtaining a graduate certificate or degree from Oakland University.

Additionally, graduate students must meet all department academic standards which may be more stringent than the minimum set forth by the University.

Department requirements:  In order to remain in good standing at the graduate level, students must maintain a minimum graduate 3.0 GPA or better. Credit toward the certificate program will not be given for courses with grades under 2.7.   

Graduate students who are not in good academic standing for any reason are subject to probation and/or dismissal from further graduate study.

Related program information


Plan of study

All accepted applicants, in consultation with their assigned faculty program adviser, must develop a plan of study that details specific courses the students will use to satisfy their degree requirements. The plan of study must be approved by the faculty program adviser and submitted by the student to Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning.

Master’s and graduate certificate students must submit a department-approved plan of study by the end of their first semester of graduate coursework. Doctoral students must submit an approved plan of study prior to completion of the first year of coursework. (See the Graduate Student Responsibility  section of this catalog.)

Note:  Credit granted for successful completion of a course toward an undergraduate degree program may not be repeated for a graduate degree. If a substitution is approved, the minimum number of program-approved graduate credits will be required. A Petition of Exception - OU Course Waiver/ Substitution requesting the substitution must be approved.