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School of Health Sciences

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
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(248) 370-2369
shs@oakland.edu

Dean's Office
Human Health Building
(248) 370-3562
inhealth@oakland.edu

School of Health Sciences

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-2369
shs@oakland.edu

Dean's Office
Human Health Building
(248) 370-3562
inhealth@oakland.edu

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Oncology Rehabilitation

The Graduate Certificate in Oncology Rehabilitation (GCOR) in the Department of Human Movement Science is designed to provide advanced theoretical and psychomotor training for physical therapists interested in specializing in oncology rehabilitation. The GCOR allows practicing physical therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapist assistants with a bachelor's degree, Certified Occupational Therapist Assistants with a bachelor's degree, and Speech-Language Pathologists to take graduate-level courses to develop the specialty skills of a master clinician in prevention and management of oncology related functional limitations of the musculoskeletal, fascial, neurological, endocrine, integumentary, metabolic, cardiovascular and pulmonary systems.

Program OverviewApply

Contact Us
Dr. Deborah J. Doherty
Associate Professor and Chair
Coordinator, GCOR
Human Movement Science
3154 Human Health Building
doherty@oakland.edu

Lori Boughner
Office Assistant
3077 Human Health Building
boughner@oakland.edu
(248) 370-4041

Curriculum

All courses are presented online. Physical therapists may apply the 17 GCOR credits towards completion of the Oakland University post-professional DScPT. Detailed information regarding GCOR course requirements may be found in the Graduate Catalog.

Admission Information

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission to this program, individuals must hold an entry-level physical therapy degree and be licensed, registered or certified (or the equivalent credentials) in their country of residence. All other admissions requirements for graduate applications as determined by Graduate Admissions must also be met.

Admission Terms and Application Deadlines

Applicants are admitted fall, winter and summer semesters. 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.

  • 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