Bradley University Department of Physical Therapy and Health Science
1501 West Bradley Avenue 1501 W. Bradley Ave. Peoria IL 61625 United States
Phone+1 309.677.3489
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  • Bradley University, shared an update
    PostedThursday, June 18, 2020 at 10:35 AM
    DPT OPEN HOUSE At this time, these plans are tentative. If any changes need to be made, we will contact you with more information. An admissions Open House for prospective students is held each semester. The next Open House is scheduled for Saturday, September 12, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm in room 116 Westlake Hall on Bradley’s campus. This is an opportunity to: see out campus, meet and interact with faculty, talk with current students, and ask questions about the program, curriculum, clinical sites, cost, and the admissions process This open house is limited to college sophomores, juniors, seniors, and to those applying to PT school in the fall of 2020. Because of limited seating, we request that each prospective student register for the Open House at our website: www.bradley.edu/dpt and bring no more than one guest. Light refreshments will be served.
    DPT OPEN HOUSE At this time, these plans are tentative. If any changes need to be made, we will contact you with more information. An admissions Open House for prospective students is held each semester. The next Open House is scheduled for Saturday, September 12, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm in room 116 Westlake Hall on Bradley’s campus. This is an opportunity to: see out campus, meet and interact with faculty, talk with current students, and ask questions about the program, curriculum, clinical sites, cost, and the admissions process This open house is limited to college sophomores, juniors, seniors, and to those applying to PT school in the fall of 2020. Because of limited seating, we request that each prospective student register for the Open House at our website: www.bradley.edu/dpt and bring no more than one guest. Light refreshments will be served.
  • Bradley University, shared an update
    PostedThursday, June 18, 2020 at 10:30 AM
    Due to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to have on-campus visits this summer for those prospective students who are unable to attend the DPT Open House scheduled for September 12, 2020. However, we welcome you to join a video chat with one or more faculty members (via Zoom) on the dates and times that follow. 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. Several prospective students may be joining each chat. This chat is intended for those who are considering applying or who are currently applying for the DPT program at Bradley University. Please contact Carol Wessler (cwessler@bradley.edu) to register so that we can send you a zoom link for that meeting. Include your home address, email, school, and date you want to attend. Here are the dates and times: Thursday, June 25th at 12:00 noon CST Thursday, July 23rd at 9:00 am CST Thursday, August 6th at 4:00 pm CST
    Due to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to have on-campus visits this summer for those prospective students who are unable to attend the DPT Open House scheduled for September 12, 2020. However, we welcome you to join a video chat with one or more faculty members (via Zoom) on the dates and times that follow. 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. Several prospective students may be joining each chat. This chat is intended for those who are considering applying or who are currently applying for the DPT program at Bradley University. Please contact Carol Wessler (cwessler@bradley.edu) to register so that we can send you a zoom link for that meeting. Include your home address, email, school, and date you want to attend. Here are the dates and times: Thursday, June 25th at 12:00 noon CST Thursday, July 23rd at 9:00 am CST Thursday, August 6th at 4:00 pm CST
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Program Description

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program is a three year entry-level DPT program that includes 36 weeks of full-time clinical experience interspersed throughout the program. Students are prepared as generalists, but also have opportunities to explore specific areas of physical therapy through a variety of full-time clinical experiences. The program consists of 105 credit hours of graduate coursework that is divided among traditional classroom coursework, laboratory skills, case based learning, clinical experiences and research. Selecting from a wide range of faculty interests, students conduct research side by side with a faculty advisor. For the previous 3 graduating classes, 99% of students admitted have graduated and 100% of those graduating have passed the licensure exam. Additionally, 100% of these graduates seeking to work as physical therapists are employed.

Our small class size (27 students per class) allows for the program to be student-centered with an emphasis on faculty-student interaction. The program's full-time faculty of 12 includes individuals who are certified clinical specialists or fellowship trained practitioners. Nine hold advanced doctoral degrees (Ph.D., DSc.) in a variety of areas. The combined teaching and clinical experience of the faculty is well over 200 years. The program faculty utilize a variety of teaching methods with an emphasis on student engagement and the integration of evidence-based clinical practice. While students are taking classes they work alongside the faculty treating patients in our on-campus pro bono clinic. This clinic provides free services for those with chronic neurological impairments. 

Bradley University has been recognized by the US News and World Report as one of the top Illinois universities of its type and is number six among Midwestern Regional Universities. The Wall Street Journal ranks Bradley among the Top 10 Universities in the nation for student engagement. The Bradley DPT program is ranked among the top 100 in the nation by US News and World Report. A mid-sized university with 5,400 students, Bradley is located in Peoria, IL and is three hours from Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis. The tuition of the DPT program is affordable when compared to similar institutions. Cost of living in Peoria is much less than most large metropolitan areas. The Bradley campus community is friendly and engaging with state-of-the-art fitness and sports facilities. 

Admittance to the DPT program is competitive and the space per class is limited, so applicants are encouraged to apply early. All highly motivated students who meet the requirements and have a bachelor's degree (or will have a bachelor's degree by June when the program begins) are encouraged to apply. The program may begin admitting highly qualified applicants prior to the application deadline.

General
Program offers a guaranteed freshman admission pathway?
Yes
Dual Degrees
Will the professional (entry-level) PT program offer a satellite or branch campus to applicants during the upcoming admissions cycle?
No
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
No
Deposits
Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Yes
Total cumulative deposit
$500
Deposit Refundable?
No
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/15/2021
Cost
Total Cost of Education for In-State Students
$75000.00
Total Cost of Education for out of State Students
$75000.00
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
27
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
27
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
81%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) U.S. applicants accepted
19%
Sex
% Male
37%
% Female 
63%
Race/Ethnicity
% Hispanic 
4%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
4%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin) 
92%
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