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NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: Wayne State University - Main Campus

Program: Physical Therapy

Admission to the entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) professional program occurs on an annual basis with Physical Therapy courses beginning in the Fall Term. There are a limited number of spaces in the Physical Therapy program and admission is competitive. Completion of the admission requirements does not guarantee admission.

  • The application deadline is January 15 of each year for admission the following Fall Term.
  • The supplemental application for the entry-level Physical Therapy program is available on-line on the College Website.
  • Students must also apply to the Wayne State Graduate School online. Click here to link to the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Application Requirements

A Bachelor's degree is not required for enrollment in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. This is in keeping with the University mission to provide accessible and affordable quality graduate and professional education. However, all students admitted to the Doctor of Physical Therapy program must have a minimum of 90 credit hours reflecting both a depth and breadth of educational experiences and must include the courses indicated in requirements 1 - 4. Pre-professional course work taken at another accredited College or University is acceptable as long as the courses are equivalent to the required courses. Students may use the Transfer Credit Evaluation tool to check equivalency of courses.

A maximum of 60 credits may be transferred from a community college.

Completion of Basic Requirement courses at NMC will fulfill the MTA agreement. Upon request at the NMC Records and Registration Office, a statement will be placed on your transcript, "MICHIGAN TRANSFER AGREEMENT (MTA) SATISFIED".

Basic Requirements

Required Classes

Academic Area




COM 111

Speech or high school course


ENG 111, 112

English Composition




PHL 201



Select 1 additional course from Group 1 Humanities list, not PHY »


Natural Science


BIO 115, 116

General Biology I & II


BIO 268



CHM 150

General Chemistry I (CHM 151 is not required but would make the student more competitive)


PHY 121 & 122

General Physics 1 & 2


Social Sciences


PSY 101

Introduction to Psychology


PSY 211

Developmental Psychology




MTH 121

College Algebra


MTH 122



The math competency requirement at Wayne can be met by taking MTH 121 & 122. If you do not complete this requirement, you will be required to take the placement test at Wayne, even if you have completed Mth 121. If your major requires additional math, and you've not completed that math at NMC you will be required to take the math placement test at Wayne regardless of math taken at NMC.

Northwestern Michigan College does not assume final responsibility for the accuracy of information on this guide. The final responsibility for the successful transfer of classes suggested on this guide rests with you and the institution you plan to transfer to. It is strongly recommended that you visit the institution as early in your academic career (prior to transfer) as possible.

Updated: Spring 2015

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