Physical Therapists have the rewarding opportunity to make a positive difference in the quality of people’s lives. Their work involves extensive contact with both patients and other healthcare professionals.
Physical Therapists work in a variety of settings including hospitals, private physical therapy offices, sport facilities, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, schools and many more.
Delta is a great place to start your studies. We offer an excellent selection of courses which apply to your Associate of Science degree as you prepare for transfer. Remember to check in often with your transfer university to ensure you're staying on track.
Interested in a career in physical therapy? Learn more about our region’s employment outlook and career opportunities you can pursue in this field of study.
Assess, plan, organize and participate in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength and improve or correct disabling conditions resulting from disease or injury.
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are currently employed within the State of Michigan Prosperity Regions 5 and 6.
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About Delta's Program
One of the very best things about Delta College is your ability to start here and go anywhere. And, in the process, save thousands (and thousands) of dollars. It's a smart choice to get your associate's and then transfer on!
Delta has a transfer agreement to continue your physical therapy studies with:
- University of Michigan – Flint
Interested? Make an appointment with academic advising to discuss your dreams. Courses transfer differently based on the university you plan to attend. An advisor can help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.
Why you should choose Delta
The specially-designed courses emphasize creative and critical thinking, providing a unique learning experience. You have more exploration of the subject area with increased faculty and student interaction. Make the most of your Delta experience. Join Honors!
Delta College is a recognized member of the Michigan Physical Therapy Association and the American Physical Therapy Association.
Consider joining the Physical Therapy Assistant Student Club. Through it you'll get involved with our community with multiple service projects and gain professional involvement.
Students do things like give free assistive devices to community members, attend state and national conferences, volunteer at local community events and raise awareness for health-related causes.
We'd love for you to join us!
Representatives from several area universities maintain regular office hours right in our academic advising office, and others drop in frequently. Get the answers you need by making an appointment or stopping by to talk directly with your future university.
Facts & Figures
With the Michigan Transfer Agreement, 30 credits are guaranteed to transfer to any public institution in Michigan.
With a student to professor ratio of 15 to 1, our students get personal attention.
Delta College offers over 150 degree, certificate and training options. Continue exploring and advancing your education with these related programs:
- Physical Therapist Assistant – Associate
- Physical Therapist Assistant – Dual Associate with Business Management