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School of Health Sciences
Physical Therapy

Deb Doherty, PT, Ph.D., Program Coordinator
Phone: (248) 364-8683
Jacqueline S. Drouin, PT, Ph.D., Program Coordinator
Phone: (248) 364-8684

Oncology Rehabilitation

Overview
100% ONLINE

The Graduate Certificate in Oncology Rehabilitation (GCOR) is designed to provide advanced theoretical and psychomotor training for physical therapists interested in specializing in oncology rehabilitation.   All courses are presented online and all students pay in-state tuition rates.  

Physical therapists may apply the 17 GCOR credits towards completion of the Oakland University post-professional DScPT degree, or the post-professional MSPT degree, or the post-professional tDPT degree.

Physical therapists may also elect to take courses offered through the GCOR program individually through  Professional Development.  Other health care professionals may enroll in PT 663 Essentials of Comprehensive Oncology Rehabilitation through Professional Development.

To fulfill the certificate requirements the student must complete 17 credits, with a minimum of a 2.5 grade in each course and an overall GPA of 3.00. 

The Graduate Certificate in Oncology Rehabilitation, offered through Oakland's School of Health Sciences, is accredited through the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. 
Admissions
Criteria

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. 

Submit the following program-specific requirements with your application materials

  1. A professional vitae or resume and one page narrative goal statement outlining academic and professional goals. 
  2. Proof of physical therapy licensure, certificate (or the equivalent) in their country of residence. 

Admissions terms and deadlines

Students are admitted in the Fall, Winter or Summer I semesters. 

  • Fall deadline —July 15
  • Winter deadline — November 15
  • Summer I deadline —March 15

NOTE: International students who are applying for a 100% online program DO NOT need to submit a statement of finances or a copy of a visa. 

Professional
Development

Physical therapists may elect to take courses offered through the GCOR program individually through Professional Development.

Other health care professionals may enroll in PT 663 Essentials of Comprehensive Oncology Rehabilitation through professional development.

To apply, follow the directions on the non-degree graduate admissions page.