This scholarship is available to students in their final year of a PT program in a Michigan PT School who will be graduating prior to June 30 of the following year.
Multiple scholarships are available, limited to one graduate from each Michigan PT school, and are based on applicants' eligibility and submitted documentation.
Application Deadline: August 1.Procedure
Submissions Now Closed
Every year the Michigan Physical Therapy Association solicits recommendations for "Outstanding Student" from all physical therapy and physical therapy assistant programs. These awards are intended for students who:
Candidate recommendations should be documented through nomination forms by a faculty member and a clinician who has worked with the student during some aspect of their formal clinical experience, volunteer experiences or paid work. Each program may nominate up to two students.
Opportunity Out of Adversity:
Physical Therapy's Unique Legacy
by Ellen Woods
The following is an article that was originally published in PT Magazine: Volume 10, Issue 9 (September 1, 2002).
Click Here to Read Opportunity Out of Adversity: Physical Therapy's Unique Legacy
( PDF: 54KB)
Student/New Graduate Employment Agreements
The 2008 House of Delegates passed Guidelines: Student/New Graduate Employment Agreements (HOD G06-08-08-09) by amending the Guidelines: Student and Employer Contracts (HOD G06-92-14-28) to make these guidelines more contemporary and to include the student and new graduate in guidelines for contractual employment agreements.
These guidelines assist students/new graduates in negotiating appropriate agreements to provide financial assistance in exchange for a promise of future employment. They suggest that all students and new graduates obtain appropriate legal counsel prior to signing any agreement. In addition, the guidelines list provisions that employment agreements should include and "set forth in clear language" associated with repayment, termination of employment, and non-compete clauses.
Click Here to read the guidelines.
Change in Licensure Requirements
October 1, 2008
Please be advised that pursuant to Public Act 26 of 2006, effective October 1, 2008, all individuals applying for a health professional license in the State of Michigan are required to submit fingerprints and undergo a criminal background check.
Click Here for information for the Department of Community Health ( PDF: 318 KB).
Additional information can also be found at Bureau of Health Professions Licensing for Health Care Professionals' website.
Please Note: This procedure applies to individuals who are applying for new licensure, those individuals who have allowed their license to lapse, or those individuals who have to re-apply due to disciplinary issues.
A licensee renewing a current license is not subject to the fingerprinting and background check.
Considering a Career in Health Care?
Explore the rewarding world of physical therapy! As physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs), our members are an important part of the health care team and provide quality care to nearly 1,000,000 patients a day. Visit the APTA web site for more information.