Physical Therapy & Health Science

Discover how you can help people overcome injuries and physical impairments with an undergraduate degree in 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.

Undergraduate Major

Health Science

Graduate Program

Doctor of Physical Therapy

97% first time 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

A DPT Open House is held each semester. The Open House scheduled for Saturday, September 9, is at capacity, and we cannot accept any additional registrations. The next DPT Open House will be scheduled for April, 2018. If you have questions about Bradley’s DPT program, admission requirements, or the application process, please contact Carol Wessler at, or (309) 677-3489.


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:;