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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

Due to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to have on-campus visits or schedule an on-campus DPT Open House. However, we welcome you to join a virtual visit through Zoom on Tuesday, May 4, at 12:00 pm (noon) Central Time. You can expect the following:

  • Talk to a faculty member in the DPT program
  • Get answers to your questions
  • Learn about the DPT program and the application process

This event will be geared toward those who are considering applying for the graduate program in Physical Therapy at Bradley University within the next two years. Please contact Carol Wessler (cwessler@bradley.edu) to register so that we can send you a Zoom link for the event. Include your home address, email, and school.

We hopefully will be able to schedule face-to-face visits starting this summer. Our intent is to have an on-campus Open House in early September. We especially want to invite you to these on-campus events. Please look at this page for updates. We can also arrange a faculty visit via zoom should you not be able to make to campus.

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 309-677-3489 or email Carol Wessler at cwessler@bradley.edu.