Welcome to the Department of Physical Therapy
The Department of Physical Therapy provides an outstanding educational experience for students who want to enter the field of Physical Therapy — one of the fastest growing professions.
Our degree program, the Doctor of Physical Therapy, not only prepares students to enter the profession, it instills a philosophy of care designed to help our students become the advocates and leaders who will shape the profession for years to come. Our program is innovative and integrates the best of Evidence-Based Practice and Patient-Centered Care into a solid curriculum.
The Department has also developed and offers cutting-edge training in Conductive Education through its Conductive Education Certificate. The Certificate, developed with a grant from the Coleman Foundation, provides a comprehensive background in the emerging field of Conductive Education. The Certificate is an excellent program of continuing education that brings both physical and occupational therapists to the fore in this exciting, and new, method of therapy.
Dr. Russell Carter, Ed.D., P.T., Named Professor Emeritus
After joining Governors State University in 1997, Dr. Russell Carter, Ed.D., PT, has retired as Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy.
In recognition of his scholarship and years of service, Dr. Carter has been named Professor Emeritus.
To read more about Dr. Carter and the inaugural class of Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) graduates, see the College of Health and Human Services Magazine.