Kristine A. Thompson, Associate Professor
The Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning for Rehabilitation Professionals is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the theoretical background of the principles of teaching and learning used in all aspects of rehabilitation. In addition, it will provide students with advanced skills in teaching methodology and the development of educational materials. Students will complete a teaching practicum under the guidance of full-time faculty in the physical therapy program. All of the required courses that comprise the certificate can be applied by physical therapists to PhD in Human Movement Science.
Admission terms and application deadlines
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.
To be considered for graduate admission, applicants must submit all Graduate Application Requirements and additional department requirements by the published application deadlines:
- Additional department application requirements
- Applicants must have earned an entry-level degree in a rehabilitation or in another health profession.
- Professional vitae or resume
- One-page narrative goal statement outlining academic and professional goal
- Applicants must be licensed or eligible for licensure as a physical therapist in the U.S. or Canada or currently enrolled in a post-professional Doctor of Science, transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy, or Master of Science in physical therapy degree program
Applicants with an undergraduate GPA less than 3.0 (B) with the appropriate academic background and strong letters of recommendation may be considered for admission with limited standing. Applicants who qualify for this admission status must complete a minimum of 16 credits of graduate-level work, with a GPA of 3.0 (B) or above within the first year of their program, to be advanced to full admission.
Admission review and assessment
Admission to graduate school at Oakland University is selective. In making admission recommendations to Oakland University Graduate School, 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.
Students who are considering applying to the Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning for Rehabilitation Professionals may contact the academic adviser for the School of Health Sciences to review prerequisite courses and application requirements. Upon acceptance to the program, students are assigned a faculty adviser.