Physical Therapy & Health Science

Welcome to Bradley University’s Department of Physical Therapy and Health Science! 

Approximately 50 of our Health Science majors are planning a May graduation and are beginning to receive employment and graduate school offers. Many students have already accepted offers to begin post-baccalaureate studies in occupational therapy, physical therapy, medicine, physician assistant, and other areas of focus.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2017 are out on their last final 20 weeks of clinical education. Students are completing this vital component of their education in a variety of institutions spread across the Midwest. 

Congratulations to four faculty members who along with 16 of our third year DPT students will present posters at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting next month in San Antonio, TX.

Departmental News


The following DPT student outcomes reflect students who have completed the DPT program in May 2014, 2015

  • Licensure exam rate: 98%
  • Employment rate: 100%
  • Graduation rate: 100%

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the Bradley University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: (703) 706-3245; email:;


DPT Open House

A DPT Open House is held each semester. The next Open House is scheduled for Saturday, April 1, from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm in room 116 of Westlake Hall on the Bradley University campus. This is an opportunity to:

  • See our campus
  • Meet and interact with the faculty
  • Talk with current students
  • Chat with alumni of our program
  • Ask questions about the program, curriculum, clinical sites, associated cost, and the admissions process

This open house is limited to college sophomores, juniors, seniors, and to those applying to the DPT class that will begin in June of 2018. Because of limited seating, we request that each prospective student register for the Open House. Online registration will be available at this site in February. Please check back then to register.

Light refreshments will be served.