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Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy

The Graduate Certificate in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (OMPT) in the Department of Human Movement Science is designed to offer advanced, graduate-level courses in orthopedics with a manual therapy focus to physical therapists interested in elevating their clinical practice skills. This educational program provides advanced theoretical and clinical training, emphasizing differential diagnosis and manual therapy procedures.


Fall 2023 Weekends

September 16-17
October 14-15
November 11-12
December 2-3

Winter 2024 Weekends

January 13-14
February 10-11
March 9-10
April 6-7

Registration will open soon. 

This program consists of 18 credits of coursework, including advanced orthopedic science and theory, manual therapy techniques, and clinical fellowship training. All of the required courses that comprise this graduate certificate can be applied to the Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy degree. Detailed information regarding OMPT course requirements may be found in the Graduate Catalog (see Curricular Requirements).

Dr. John Krauss
Professor and Director
Coordinator, OMPT
Physical Therapy
3085 Human Health Building
[email protected]

Lori Boughner
Office Assistant
3077 Human Health Building
[email protected]
(248) 370-4041

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

Dean's Office
Human Health Building
(248) 370-3562
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