Physical Therapy and Health Science

Discover how you can help people overcome injuries and physical impairments with an undergraduate degree in kinesiology and health science or doctorate of physical therapy. The undergraduate degree gives you a firm foundation to pursue graduate studies in physical therapy, occupational therapy or other medical professions. The nationally ranked DPT degree prepares you to enter professional practice.

Both degrees recognize the importance of professional practice with mentors. You work closely with faculty in the classroom and supervisors at your internships or clinicals. Because PT and health science are broad fields, you can align those professional experiences with your career goals. If you're an undergraduate, you can add a minor of your choice to strengthen your academic foundation. If you're a DPT student, you can apply for Bradley's one-year orthopedic residency to prepare for your specialist exam.

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Undergraduate Major

Kinesiology and Health Science

Graduate Program

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Residency Program

Orthopedic Residency

100% ultimate pass rate on National Physical Therapy license exam

Highest Rate of DPT program admitance of all health science programs with 30+ students.

DPT Open House

DPT Open House

An admissions Open House for prospective students is held each semester. The next Open House is scheduled for Saturday, September 11, 2021 from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm in room 116 Westlake Hall on Bradley’s campus. This is an opportunity to:

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

This open house is limited to college sophomores, juniors, seniors, and to those applying to PT school in the fall of 2021. Because of limited seating, we request that each prospective student register for the Open House.

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Accreditation

The following DPT student outcomes reflect students who have completed the DPT program in May 2016, 2017, and 2018

  • 2018 - 95.8% graduation rate,
    100% licensure exam rate
  • 2019 - 100% graduation rate,
    100% licensure exam rate
  • 2020 - 100% graduation rate,
    100% licensure exam rate

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the Bradley University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: (703) 706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; http://www.capteonline.org.

If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (309) 677-2857 or (309) 677-3489.