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

On MARCH 24 at 6:00 pm we will host a virtual (Zoom) event. After a short program that introduces you to the program there will be an opportunity to meet the Admission Committee Chair and ask questions. If it can be arranged other faculty and current students will attend. On APRIL 9 starting at 1:00 to 3:00 we will host a face-to-face event. The program will begin with several faculty presenting different aspects of the program, the admission committee chair will talk about the application process, and we will have a student panel. This will be followed by a short tour of the facilities.

This open house is limited to college sophomores, juniors, seniors, and to those applying to PT school in the fall of 2022. If you have any questions please email bradleydpt@fsmail.bradley.edu.

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Accreditation

The following DPT student outcomes reflect students who have completed the DPT program in May 2019 and 2020

2019

  • 100% graduation rate
  • 95.8 % First-time licensure exam pass rate
  • 100% Ultimate licensure exam pass rate
  • 100% Employment rate

2020

  • 100% graduation rate
  • 91.7 % First-time licensure pass rate
  • 100% Ultimate licensure exam pass rate
  • 100% Employment rate

2019-2020 Two-year average

  • 100% Graduation rate
  • 93.8% First-time licensure pass rate
  • 100% Ultimate licensure exam pass rate
  • 100% Employment 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 directly, please call (309) 677-3181.