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Here, you prepare for the dynamic, evolving environment of healthcare.

Our Department of Physical Therapy has created a substantive Doctor of Physical Therapy curriculum that is grounded both in today’s practice and in the profession’s expanding role in patient diagnosis and care.

The DPT coursework will provide you with the substantial base of knowledge you’ll need to enter the profession. We’ll take you through movement and neuroscience to diagnostic imaging and orthopedics. Our graduates will enter the profession with a thorough understanding of the human body, the nature of injury, and the therapies that lead to recovery and improved function.

Admission to the DPT program is competitive, and only a limited number of applicants will be admitted. Each applicant’s strengths are evaluated under a number of factors associated with successful completion of our program and passing the licensure examination.

GSU offers an on-campus entry level doctor of physical therapy degree for those interested in starting a career in physical therapy. 

The Physical Therapy program takes approximately three years to complete; each admitted class will begin its coursework in the first Summer Semester following admission.

Accreditation

The Illinois Board of Higher Education approved the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in January, 2006. The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities approved the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in January, 2007.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Governors State 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: accreditation@apta.org; website: www.capteonline.org
    

Additional information, directions to campus and a campus map are available at  www.govst.edu.

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    David Diers, Professor of Physical Therapy, Physical Therapist, Athletic Trainer

    The three year-average graduation rate from our Doctor of Physical Therapy program is 97.4 percent. We achieve this by working closely with students during the program to prepare students as best as possible for the license exam. We also have three brand-new PT labs that our students have full access to outside of classroom hours to continue their practice.

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    Estevan Aguilar, Doctor of Physical Therapy student

    In Governors State’s DPT program, students of many different backgrounds support one another for what may be the most challenging years of our academic careers. This camaraderie not only helps us in the classroom, it prepares us for the modern, synergistic healthcare field. Physical therapy is a people profession, and it is reassuring that both our peers and faculty members are preparing us both as technicians and professionals.

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Objectives

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Objectives

View our program objectives here.

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Licensure

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Licensure

Find out more about our Program Licensure.

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Prerequisites

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Prerequisites

Click here to learn about the DPT program prerequisites.

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Outcomes

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Outcomes

View the DPT program outcomes here.

Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS)

Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS)

View resources here.

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Overview

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Overview

View an overview of the DPT program here.

Doctor of Physical Therapy Clinical Education

Doctor of Physical Therapy Clinical Education

Find out about Clinical Education here.

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