UM Flint DPT Program

UM-Flint's Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (t-DPT)

UM-Flint’s Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (t-DPT)

I have to say it: I truly loved the time spent studying for my doctorate (2008-2010) at the University of Michigan – Flint Physical Therapy Program. What I thought it would be…what it was…and what is has meant to me…these things have all morphed over the years. One thing is for sure: I made friends and met professionals that have shaped who I am today.


Recently, these things have come full circle: upon the recommendation of some of the UM Physical Therapy professors, I have been able to provide some in-service/lectures at our Annual MPTA Fall Conference (which has been a blast!). I was excited to share my perspective on the UM PT t-DPT program in a recent update of the programs website. And I have undergone one of the greatest shifts in my career, with the urging/support of one of my former professors-turned-mentor (Dr. Jamie Creps, PT), I have spent this past year diving head-long into private practice … and have been the most excited, happiest (and wide-eyed with fear) clinician I have ever been in my life.


And this week (Thursday), I have the honor of returning to UM Flint to have an engaging yet informal chat with 60 of their doctorate students on ENTREPRENEURSHIP and how it applies to today’s physical therapist. It’s exciting to get back to UM Flint and promote our profession, and in turn to be a part of the energy that surrounds the best of our professional students and soon-to-be colleagues!