Michigan Technological University (MTU) and Central Michigan University (CMU) have launched a collaborative physical therapy doctoral program, which will offer a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from CMU to students at both campuses. According to a University Herald report, 12 students are starting the program at MTU and another 48 are enrolled on the CMU campus.

Glenn Mroz, president of MTU, states, “This partnership is a signal of Michigan Tech’s commitment to strengthening its education and research initiatives in the life sciences. We are thrilled to mark the beginning of this cooperative endeavor by dedicating this wonderful space designed for physical therapy education.”

The University Herald news report notes that the space, including a technologically cutting-edge remote classroom that will be shared in real time by students at Central Michigan University and Michigan Tech, is in Michigan Tech’s Advanced Technology Development Complex.

Michael Gealt, executive vice president and provost at CMU, says, “We value Michigan Tech as a partner and look forward to a rewarding collaboration. This collaboration will provide students in the Upper Peninsula access to our nationally recognized physical therapy program and will help many students achieve their goal of becoming physical therapists.”

Chris Ingersoll, dean of CMU’s Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions, said he views he physical therapy partnership between the two schools as “the tip of the iceberg of the collaboration opportunities between our two institutions,” as indicated on the University Herald news report.

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Source: University Herald